Vet Graduate Academy Gold Package

Academies Veterinary Academies

£3,500.00 + VAT

The Vet Graduate Academy Gold Package is a clinically-focused graduate scheme which complements the RCVS VetGDP and supports the transition into practice through practical attendance courses combined with industry-leading online learning.

Small group tuition, taught by leading specialists, allow graduates to develop competence and dexterity in a range of clinical skills and surgical techniques, whilst our bespoke online training programmes, video reference library and clinical case discussions will support them to approach practice life confidently.

We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Vet Graduate Academy in-take. On-boarding will begin from 2nd September 2024 with the first practical session taking place on 29th November 2024 (see brochure for full schedule).

Please note that this course is not eligible for Central CPD membership prices.

Monday 2nd September 2024
78 Hours CPD
Places available

£3,500.00 + VAT

  • Description

    Practical sessions

    • Surgery
      Two days of small group practical training covering basic surgical skills and more advanced abdominal surgeries.
    • Dentistry
      One day of practical dentistry with pre-course learning to maximise time in the wet lab learning extraction techniques and dental radiography.
    • Abdominal Ultrasound
      A highly practical and interactive day designed to develop skills in abdominal ultrasonography.

    Online sessions

    • Six online clinical case discussions with RCVS or EBVS® European specialists, covering common presentations seen in first opinion practice and how to best approach them. A chance to bring up cases encountered in practice and get valuable insight into strategies for management of them.
    • 50 hours of tailored training programmes, in online video format, that are designed to support graduates in developing competence with their VetGDP EPAs. To be completed over a year (equivalent to less than one hour a week).
    • Training programmes can be watched anytime, anywhere, and in any order, giving complete control and flexibility with learning pace and area.
    • Unlimited access to Central CPD On-Demand's comprehensive library of over 2,000 videos for two years - two years of CPD for just £3,500!
    • Access to an active clinical discussion group with over 6,000 members.

    Free mentor account on Central CPD On-Demand (RRP £474 +VAT):

    • Unlimited access to CPD content on Central CPD On-Demand
    • Ability to track their graduate’s online learning over the year.
    • Ability to form further bespoke training programmes for their graduate based on the requirement of their individual EPAs.
    • Opportunity to use all content on Central CPD On-Demand for completing their own CPD requirements.

    We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Vet Graduate Academy intake, which will run from autumn 2024 to summer 2025.

    Already have a graduate vet secured? If you already have a graduate secured, you can register them now using the 'Reserve a Place' button.

    Not recruited a graduate vet yet? For a (non-refundable) 20% deposit, we will advertise your graduate position to our database of vet students who have expressed interest in working for an independent practice.

    You’ll also be able to display the Vet Graduate Academy logo in job listings to demonstrate to potential new employees that they will be well supported and have access to a bespoke structured programme throughout their first year. Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested in this option.

    For full details and dates of each session, download our brochure.


    Are you a vet student or new graduate looking for a well-supported small animal position in an independent practice?

    Register here if you would like us to send you details of practices signed up for the Vet Graduate Academy and recruiting graduate vets.

  • Reviews

    VGA Gold Package Delegate

    The lecturers were wonderful - could not have asked for more. All of them were very encouraging and patient as well as keen to teach. Couldn’t recommend more.

    VGA Gold Package Delegate

    The lecturers were very knowledgeable and explained things in a very simple and easy-to-understand way. There were also very friendly which made the experience even more enjoyable.

    Eilidh Hope - Vet Graduate

    Excellent. Great variety relevant to new grad. Recent speakers / lecturers really good. Practical time very good. Staff excellent also.

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