What is Grads to Vets?

Grads to Vets is a year-long graduate scheme which offers a comprehensive support network and a tailor-made, multifaceted CPD programme to new veterinary graduates. It has been designed in consultation with recent graduates and aims to complement existing in-house support initiatives. 

We are passionate about making the first year in practice an inspiring and enjoyable one for our new graduates. In the short-term we want to give graduates the support and CPD needed to enable them to develop sustainable working patterns, grow in confidence and thrive in practice. We hope that this positive start will improve job satisfaction and vet retention in the longer term. 

Grads to Vets is partnered with the British Veterinary Association. As part of the partnership, the Grads to Vets scheme will include BVA membership for all enrolled graduates, this allows our graduates access to a wider support network and some of the best CPD and online resources available. We know that together we will be able to grow the scheme more effectively and in so doing provide more graduates with the support and CPD that they so clearly want and need.


“I can honestly say that I have enjoyed nearly every moment of being a vet during my career, but I was very fortunate in having three extraordinarily supportive mentors, who quietly encouraged and guided me during the early stages of my career. Hopefully Grads to Vets will provide you with the same start in your professional life.” Professor Mike Herrtage BVSc MA DipECVDI Dip ECVIM DVR DVD DSAM DVSC MRCVS