Vet Graduate Academy

Central CPD has collaborated with Vet Dynamics to bring you
The Vet Graduate Academy.

Combining the strengths of Central CPD’s clinical training with Vet Dynamics personal and commercial skills development to form a unique 12-month programme that is all-encompassing: helping to support new veterinary surgeons with not only solid clinical skills but a healthy mindset and good time and client management.

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The Vet Graduate Academy’s clinical provision will provide graduates with improved case management and practical skills whilst supporting progress through the EPAs, with bespoke online training programmes, specialist-led case discussions, surgical, dental and ultrasound practical courses as well as access to over 1,500 clinical CPD videos.

Vet Dynamics will provide the strength and support to help promote a successful transition to the practice environment, increase business awareness, team working skills and professional confidence. By helping graduates become confident and independent in their skills, the academy delivers for both the attendee and practice, and allows independent practices to compete against the larger corporate offerings in the recruitment of graduates.

The Vet Graduate Academy; Aiding independent practices to recruit and fully support graduates in their first year in practice.

Practical Clinical Skills Training
Vet Graduate Academy - Hands on training
  • Small group cadaver-based practical courses held in our purpose-built clinical skills lab, tailor made for graduates and led by our approachable and experienced specialists.

  • 2-day practical surgery course- to improve surgical techniques and confidence in common small animal surgical cases.

  • 1-day practical dentistry course –to strengthen decision making ability and skill-set in dental cases and procedures.  

  • 1-day practical ultrasound course -a focus on basic abdominal ultrasound skills to improve diagnostic capability in internal medicine and ECC
Specialist Led Case Discussions
Specialist led case discussions
  • Regular live specialist led case discussion sessions – case presentations to understand an expert’s approach to common cases, and the opportunity to discuss personal cases within the group.

  • Closed social media Vet Graduate Academy group to discuss cases with other Graduates.

  • Access to Central CPD’s closed Facebook case discussion group with over 5,000 vet members, offering regular posts and advice.
On-Demand Clinical Learning
On-Demand Clinical Learning
  • A structured EPA-based 50-hour online training programme which will provide core valuable knowledge that can be accessed any time in any order as needed over the 12-month programme.

  • Unlimited access to Central CPD On-Demand, providing 24-7 access to over 1,500 videos.

  • A wide variety of clinical lectures, how-to videos and practical tips, that can be used as a useful reference library for clinical cases or to concentrate on areas of interest.
Personal and Commercial Skills Development
Vet Graduate Academy - Personal and Commercial Skills Development
  • 3 x 2-day workshops:
    Mindset & Planning, Energy & Time Management, Improving Personal & Interpersonal Performance, Assertiveness & Emotional Intelligence, Understanding Finance in Practice, Managing Performance & Client Care

  • Providing skill development in areas such as professional resilience, communication, and commercial awareness.

  • Learning tools to help combat the key causes of stress and fatigue in practice, build confidence and professional esteem.

  • Understanding of the business-workings of a practice which, together with non-clinical skills, help to improve clinical standards, consultation delivery and profitability in practice.

  • 1-1 coaching

September 2022-23 Intake

£6,000 + VAT

Initial deposit of £1,000 + VAT required at registration via Direct Debit, followed by 5 monthly instalments of £1,000 + VAT commencing at the start of the course. Please also make sure you have your delegates full name, email address, and contact number to hand before registering.

Win an Apple Watch

Free Apple Watch Series 3, worth £200 for the first 10 independant practices that sign up

Central CPD On-Demand

Clinical coaches will receive a free annual subscription to Central CPD On-Demand (RRP £495+ VAT)

All practices that reserve a space on the Veterinary Graduate Academy will be able to display the Veterinary Graduate Academy logo in job listings to demonstrate to potential new Graduate employees that they will be well supported by the Practice and have access to a bespoke structured programme throughout their first year.  If desired, Central CPD may pass on details to Graduates who are interested in applying for roles with Practices that register for The Vet Graduate Academy.

Are you a new Graduate looking for a well-supported small animal position?
Register here if you would like us to share with you a list of practices who are enrolled in The Vet Graduate Academy and are recruiting.

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Central CPD Attendance

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”.

Grad Academy; Practical Day

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Central CPD Attendance

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.

Grad Academy; Practical Day

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Central CPD On-Demand
Five star rating

It is very user friendly. Such a rich variety of topics and current"

Grad Academy Feedback

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Central CPD On-Demand
Five star rating

I really like having access to the resource to gain information about cases relevant at the time. I also like the short video showing how to perform procedures"

Grad Academy Feedback

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Central CPD Attendance & On-Demand

Without doubt the best online and in person CPD available to the veterinary industry. They have exceptional clinicians running the courses and offer excellent value. The annual online CPD practice membership is absolutely fantastic. A brilliant team behind the scenes.I cannot recommend highly enough.

Stella Coulson - Vet (Ash Tree Vets)

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Central CPD Attendance & On-Demand

Excellent facilities- very conveniently located for transport links- have attended several practical surgical courses run here and it’s been by far the best standard of teaching. Central CPD on demand is also really useful for our practice.

Peter - Vet

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Vet Dynamics

I have significantly improved my organisation and time management, which has increased client satisfaction (with reporting results promptly) as well as improving my stress levels by ensuring I have my tasks done promptly.

Vet Dynamics Graduate

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Vet Dynamics

It’s eye-opening! I now understand how to communicate better with colleagues, friends and family. I’ve increased my self-awareness and feel so much more confident in my job which has made me happier at work

Vet Dynamics Graduate

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