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 2,000 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 and Emotional Intelligence
  • Large On-Demand Video Reference Library
  • Understanding Finance in Practice
  • Regular Case Discussions with Leading Veterinary Experts
  • Managing Performance and 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 6,000 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 2,000 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.
  • Clinical coaches also receive a free annual subscription to Central CPD On-Demand (RRP £474+ VAT) giving them unlimited access to CPD content, and the ability to track and adapt their graduate’s online learning over the year.

Vet Graduate Academy - Personal and Commercial Skills Development

Personal and Commercial Skills Development

  • Three 2-day workshops:
    Mindset and Planning, Energy and Time Management, Improving Personal and Interpersonal Performance, Assertiveness and Emotional Intelligence, Understanding Finance in Practice, Managing Performance and 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

2024-2025 intake (£7,000 +VAT)

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 9th October 2024. Please see brochure for full details and dates.

Already have a graduate vet secured? If you already have a graduate secured, an initial deposit of £1,000 + VAT will be 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.

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.

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

Central CPD Vet Graduate Academies

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.

78 reviews on
Heidi Horrell
Heidi Horrell
Thoroughly enjoyed it, very-well organized, and well fed! Really learnt a lot
Ľubica Hanusková
Ľubica Hanusková
Central CPD ladies are amazing! They are so thoughtful and always make sure that we are comfortable. The most caring staff EVER. Can't wait to visit and see them again...And the little adorable Pablo. <3 Thank you for always being considerate of our food allergies as well! And the level of education is just top tier. I would give 6 stars if I could. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Marichi Hernández Garciá del valle
Marichi Hernández Garciá del valle
Very nice place and staff!
Raquel Duarte
Raquel Duarte
Great experience
Eden Pickering
Eden Pickering
Really useful CPD, great lecturers and nice environment. Highly recommend.
Emily Clark
Emily Clark
Nice place, well equipped. Great day of dental CPD
Elena Ignat
Elena Ignat
Very enjoyable dental course! Rachel was amazing as always The ladys from Central CPD were very nice and helpful . I already booked another 3 courses!
Pleasant space and very nice staff. Excellent facilities for surgical CPD.
Magdalena Harmala
Magdalena Harmala
I had a very positive experience doing TPLO course with central CPD/securos. Tutors very very knowledgeable, helpful and approachable. Can not recommend 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.

Alex McVey – Woolton Veterinary Centre

The Vet Grad Academy has been a fantastic attraction for new graduates. We have had more graduates and final year students discussing jobs with us as they know they will be getting the support they need from day one.
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