Recent Graduate Event 2024

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  • Have you graduated as a vet in the past five years? 
  • Would you like to be more confident when dealing with tricky conversations? 
  • Do you know what to do when things go wrong? Where do you go for support? 

The VDS are delighted to bring you our NEW Recent Graduate Event, taking place in September 2024, at the Wellbeing Farm in Lancashire. We’ll be answering these questions and many more. 

This is not the usual day of sit-down lectures in a stuffy hotel room. Join us as our VDS Claims Consultants regale us with their real-life Cautionary Tales. Work through some tricky scenarios and learn how to defuse even the most heightened of scenes with our VDS Training team. 

Worried about mistakes? Explore how you can turn errors into positive learning opportunities with our VetSafe team.  

Still have more questions? Then we’ll put them to our whole panel for our VDS Q&A discussion.   

All followed up with a nice cool drink alongside a llama in a bow tie to end the day!  

Meet your peers, learn that you are not alone, gain new support and leave more confident. 

Accommodation Prize Draw

If you book a Recent Graduate Event ticket before Tuesday 30 April 2024, we will send your booking confirmation with the option to enter into a prize draw to win a night’s accommodation for the event. One entrant will win a night's accommodation close to The Wellbeing Farm on the night of Friday 20 September. You can find the Terms and Conditions of the Prize Draw on the VDS website here.

Is this event for me? 

The VDS Recent Graduate Event is suitable for vets who have graduated in the last five years and want to build on their confidence in practice. It’s also a chance to meet your peers and learn from each other.  

What will I learn? 

On the day, you’ll be learning how to: 

  • Turn Mistakes into Opportunities: Explore how to turn mistakes into positive learning experiences. 
  • Communicate with Confidence: Gain insights on how to communicate with confidence in your practice. 
  • Navigate Tricky Situations: Work through tricky scenarios and learn how to handle difficult situations gracefully
  • Avoid Common Pitfalls of Practice: Discover common pitfalls in the life of a practicing vet and how to avoid them. 

What can I expect? 

  • An Interactive CPD Day: 7.5 hours CPD from 9.30am to 5pm. 
  • Cautionary Tales Live: Real life stories from our member-only VDS Newsletter brought to life by our expert Claims team. 
  • Lectures and Workshops: Leading you through clinical scenarios and ethical dilemmas.  
  • Q&A Session: A chance to have your questions answered by the VDS, VDS Training and VetSafe teams and representatives of BVA and Veterinary Ireland.
  • FREE Digital Delegate Bag: Lots of useful information, training content, videos and resources tailored for graduates from VDS, BVA and Veterinary Ireland
  • A Safe and Supportive Atmosphere: Be part of a safe and supportive day, where you can meet other recent graduates and are welcome to share experiences
  • Relaxing Surroundings and Space to Reflect: While we hope to spend plenty of time together, our venue also has lots of quiet breakaway areas and outside space for when you need a bit of quiet time
  • Drinks Reception: Wrap the day with a refreshing drink and mingle with your peers. 

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