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GradTrack is a joint collaborative programme designed by SPVS and VDS Training to provide non-clinical training for veterinary graduates and those supporting them in practice.

For Veterinary Graduates

  • Develop skills to help you become happier and more fulfilled as a vet
  • Learn strategies to help you overcome day-to-day challenges in practice
  • Boost your confidence at work
  • Improve how you communicate with clients and colleagues
  • Thrive, rather than just survive, in practice.

Starting work in practice can be a baptism of fire – we know, we’ve been there! There’s the negative thoughts, the stressful consults, the challenge of working in a team and the difficult conversations with owners (and your boss!). However, it doesn’t have to be like this and the support you receive in your first few years will make a huge difference to both your wellbeing and your performance.

Through practical tools and strategies, GradTrack will help empower you to become the vet you want to be.

GradTrack, for graduates working in independent practice, is a programme of eight specialised workshops (four workshops of two consecutive days), with each two-day workshop held at Coombe Abbey Hotel in Coventry.

GradTrack is a rolling programme and you can choose to start on any of the dates below. The workshops can be booked as a full programme, or you can choose to attend single days.

2019 Dates

2020 Dates

For Employers

This one-day course for employers and mentors of recent graduates helps equip employers and mentors with the skills and understanding to develop and support their recent graduates. You'll learn to help them flourish, to quickly assimilate into the practice team and to become effective, productive and positive employees.

These workshops can be booked as a pair or separately, depending on your needs.

The day is split into two sessions: Coaching and Mentoring New Graduates to Reach their Potential, with Carolyne Crowe, and Coaching Confidence During Consultations, with Brian Faulkner.