We have a vested interest in nurturing great vet talent in the UK, and our graduate programme helps us to do that. Since it was founded the programme has supported over 100 new vets embark on their career in farm animal practice, with many of these now having senior roles within our business. The programme has been designed to give new vets a flying start to their careers in the farm animal veterinary sector. Across a busy 24 month period, new graduates work as full members of our veterinary team at the forefront of farm animal practice as well receiving tailored 1-to-1 mentoring and a course of more formal CPD sessions.
The aim of the course is to build on each graduate’s existing skill set and produce farm animal veterinary surgeons with the knowledge, skills and ability to deal with routine fertility visits and herd health disease problems in an evidence-based way, focussing not only on animal health but also on meeting producer objectives.
Based on clear, regular, 2-way communication, our mentoring process keeps each graduate on track to reach their specific training goals during their programme.
Weekly 1-to-1 sessions take place both on and off farm, to ensure all core skills – from scanning through to surgery – are covered.
Promoting profitability via evidence based diagnosis
You will be working in an environment with a strong commercial focus, underpinned by scientific fact.
As an organisation we are constantly striving to further our knowledge of veterinary science.
Many Westpoint vets already have post graduate qualifications and are working towards more. Several of our vets hold PhDs, diplomas or certificates. Our graduates benefit from working alongside some of the best vets in the business.
Learn from experts
in their field
We organise regular clinical club meetings and bring in external speakers, many of whom are experts in their field, to teach on a range of pertinent topics across the year. Our journal clubs and farmer training events also offer the chance to learn on a daily basis.
Informal environments such as these promote much discussion and debate, helping graduates develop a well-rounded understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by the animal health industry.
As part of VetPartners Group all of our Graduates take part in the New Graduate Programme which consists of a series 2 day CPD workshops focusing on the core areas of farm animal practice. The sessions are designed to build on the knowledge and skills learnt at university through lectures, workshops and tutorials delivered by experienced vets and other experts from across Vetpartners and the wider industry. The sessions also enable our graduates to develop a network of contacts across all the farm animal practices within Vetpartners.