Vet Graduate Academy Platinum Package

Vet Graduate Academy Platinum Package

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.

The Vet Graduate Academy’s clinical provision will provide graduates with improved case management and practical skills whilst supporting progress through the VetGDP EPAs, with bespoke online training programmes, specialist-led case discussions, surgical, dental and ultrasound practical courses as well as access to over 2,500 clinical CPD videos.

  • Bespoke Online Training Programme
  • Mindset and Planning
  • Practical Dentistry and Dental Radiography
  • Energy and Time Management
  • Practical Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Improving Personal and Interpersonal Performance
  • Practical Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Assertiveness & Emotional Intelligence
  • Large On-Demand Video Reference Library
  • Understanding Finance in Practice
  • Regular Case Discussions with Leading Veterinary Experts
  • Managing Performance & Client Care

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.

Vet Graduate Academy Lecture
Vet Dynamics Graduate Academy
Vet Graduate Academy Ultrasound
Vet Graduate Academy - Hands on training

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 2,500 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.
Vet Graduate Academy - Personal and Commercial Skills Development

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

November 2023 Intake (£7,000 +VAT)

Initial deposit of £1,000 + VAT required at registration via Direct Debit, followed by 6 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.

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

Central CPD On-Demand

Clinical coaches will receive a free annual subscription to Central CPD On-Demand (RRP £474+ 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.

61 reviews on
Lisa Packer
Lisa Packer
An absolutely great location for in person CPD. The facilities are clean and well looked after. All the staff were friendly and very accommodating. They were quick to respond to emails and attentive on the day. The refreshments and lunches provided were delicious and the constant coffee was perfect for my caffeine addiction! I attended the dental course for nurses and it was such a brilliant course. Stacey the speaker was super knowledgeable and personalised the day according to our needs. The lab had everything to support the theory we learnt over the day. I can’t wait to book another course with them! Cant recommend enough.
Luis Blasco
Luis Blasco
Excellent quality of practical CPD
Grace Phillips
Grace Phillips
Really enjoy the dentistry course here. Rachel was fantastic, went through everything clearly, and in the practicals was happy to go through everything again and demostrate for us. She was very kind and patient answering all of my many questions. The Central Cpd ladies were very friendly, and the lunch was lovely. Will definitely be looking to book some more courses here.
Emma McNally
Emma McNally
This is a great CPD provider. I have loved every course I have attended here.

Stella Coulson – Ash Tree Vets

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.

VGA Platinum Package Delegate

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

VGA Platinum Package Delegate

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.

Eilidh Hope – Vet Graduate

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

Millie Hopkins – Vet Graduate

All staff are super friendly and helpful. Topics covered are so useful for a new grad.
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