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'Really great course, would definitely recommend it to any new grad - even if one or two years graduated'
GradTrack Delegate

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 four days of face-to-face held at Coombe Abbey Hotel in Coventry and four days of online training.

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.


£2076 + VAT per graduate for eight full day workshops (2 days face-to-face, 6 days virtual) including dinner, bed and breakfast at face to face workshop


For VDS members – £1816.50 + VAT (discount of £259.50 per graduate)

For SPVS members – £1816.50 + VAT (discount of £259.50 per graduate)

For members of both associations – £1557.00 (discount of £519 per graduate)

£297 + VAT for single day face-to-face workshops

£247 + VAT for single day virtual workshop

2020 Dates

2021 Dates

For Employers

This 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

The course will run over two half-day online sessions on two separate dates: Coaching and Mentoring New Graduates to Reach their Potential, with Carolyne Crowe, and Coaching Confidence During Consultations, with Brian Faulkner.


£247 +VAT - Two half-day virtual workshops