We understand that the transition from graduation to practice can be overwhelming…

Therefore we have carefully developed a graduate academy that will support you through practice life with a programme that compliments the Veterinary Graduate Development Programme.

There are three options to choose from allowing you to tailor the programme to meet your individual needs.

Graduate Academy
Over 140 hours of CPD

The Vet Graduate Academy: Platinum Package

Brought to you by Central CPD and Vet Dynamics

Our most comprehensive Graduate Academy Package combining the strengths of Central CPD’s clinical training with Vet Dynamics personal and commercial skills development to form a unique 12-month programme. 

Aiming to equip new veterinary surgeons with not only solid clinical skills but helping promote a successful transition to the practice environment, increase business awareness, team working skills and professional confidence.

Surgery

Surgery Graduate Academy

Two days of small group practical training covering basic surgical skills and more advanced abdominal surgeries.

Dentistry

Dentistry

A full day of practical dentistry with online pre-course learning allowing you 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.

  • 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 you have 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 you in developing competence with your 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 CentralCPD On-Demand comprehensive library of over 1,500 videos for one year.
  • Access to an active clinical discussion group with over 5,000 members.

Free mentor account on CentralCPD On-Demand (RRP £395 +VAT):

  • Unlimited access to CPD content on CentralCPD 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 CentralCPD On-Demand for completing their own CPD requirements.
  • 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

The Vet Graduate Academy: Gold Package

A clinically-focused programme that will support your transition into practice through practical attendance courses combined with industry leading online learning.

Small group tuition, taught by leading specialists, will allow you 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 you to confidently approach practice life.

Graduate Academy Gold Package

Surgery

Surgery Graduate Academy

Two days of small group practical training covering basic surgical skills and more advanced abdominal surgeries.

Dentistry

Dentistry

A full day of practical dentistry with online pre-course learning allowing you 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.

Central CPD On-Demand
  • 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 you have 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 you in developing competence with your 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 CentralCPD On-Demand comprehensive library of over 1,500 videos for one year.
  • Access to an active clinical discussion group with over 5,000 members.

Free mentor account on CentralCPD On-Demand (RRP £395 +VAT):

  • Unlimited access to CPD content on CentralCPD 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 CentralCPD On-Demand for completing their own CPD requirements.

The Vet Graduate Academy: Silver Package

A solely online programme that allows you to benefit from the VetGDP led graduate academy, without the need to travel.

The online training programmes have been formulated specifically for graduates within the first year in practice to provide a thorough grounding across a wide range of topics that will frequently present in clinic.

Access to the entire CentralCPD On-Demand platform allows further bespoke training programmes to be created based on the requirements of your individual EPAs and a free mentor account allows VetGDP advisors to efficiently assist your learning and monitor your progress.

Graduate Academy Silver Package
Central CPD On-Demand
  • 50 hours of tailored training programmes, in online video format, that are designed to support you in developing competence with your 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 CentralCPD On-Demand comprehensive library of over 1,500 videos for one year.
  • Access to an active clinical discussion group with over 5,000 members.

Free mentor account on CentralCPD On-Demand (RRP £395 +VAT):

  • Unlimited access to CPD content on CentralCPD 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 CentralCPD On-Demand for completing their own CPD requirements.

Why Choose The Vet Graduate Academy with Central CPD?

  • Over 7 years experience of supporting 1000s of Graduates with practical attendance and online programmes.
  • Focus on small group practical teaching to maximise hands on learning and lecturer support.
  • Tuition from carefully selected expert clinicians.
  • Training programmes collated by vets with a wealth of experience in small animal practice.
  • Access to a database of over 1,500 videos covering a wide range of lectures, how to videos and quick catch ups to provide 24/7 support at your finger tips.
  • Practical and online provision that is highly regarded by the profession with an average 9.4 out of 10 given from 20,000 reviews.
  • The Vet Grad Academy gives you the opportunity to maximise your early career progression.


Are you a Veterinary Practice interested in the Vet Graduate Academy?

Here’s how the Academy can help you…….

Looking to recruit a new graduate: We’ll help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive environment.

Use the Vet Graduate Academy shield logo in your recruitment advert to show your potential applicants that they will be entering a practice prepared to support them with an industry leading high-quality 12-month graduate programme above and beyond others currently available in the profession.

Benefits to the practice: The Vet Graduate Academy has been designed to follow the VetGDP programme, to help progress through the EPAs in practice, whilst building confidence in surgery, dentistry, ultrasonography and approach to clinical cases early in their career so they can fully integrate into the practice team.

Vet practice
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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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