What’s included in the Scheme?
“I loved going into an independent practice after graduation, but the busy clinic left no time for the senior vets to invest in supporting me and my career development. It was easy to feel isolated and unsure of how much progress I was making. There’s a real need for schemes like Grads to Vets to invest in new graduates and help them look beyond the hurdles of starting out in practice.” Recent Graduate - Alice Denyer MRCVS
We’ve listened to employers and recent graduates
The scheme has been designed by recent graduates in consultation with employers and practice managers. We know from all of the current research that more needs to be done to aid the transition between university and practice, for example the VOVTP Survey, Spring 2017, found that only around three in ten graduates said that they had received an official induction when they started their first job.
Our 2018 survey of recent veterinary graduates, up to 8 years post-graduation, showed clearly that graduates want more support and a structured CPD programme of clinical and non-clinical CPD to guide them through their first year in practice.