The Vet Graduate Academy

A fully supported personal, commercial and clinical graduate scheme exclusively for independent practices.

Starting October 2022

Great Futures Built on Strong Foundations


The Vet Graduate Academy delivers winning outcomes for both graduates and practices, resulting in promising professional relationships from the very start.


Vet Dynamics and Central CPD have collaborated to deliver a first of its kind, comprehensive 12 month programme of learning, mentoring, and personal development for graduates entering independent practice.

140h CPD

The first group will start October 2022.

A few words from graduates about the personal and professional skills development…

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent


With the Vet Graduate Academy, independent practices can offer the support and mentorship previously only available to corporate employees.


Each practice that provides the Vet Graduate Academy to their team, is issued a digital logo, useable on recruitment ads, job listings and their website, demonstrating their competitiveness as an employer and their commitment to investing in their people.

What Vet Dynamics bring...

Vet Dynamic will provide the knowledge and support to help promote a successful transition to the practice environment, increase business awareness, team working skills and professional confidence.

What Central CPD brings...

Central CPD’s clinical provision will provide graduates with improved surgical, dental and ultrasound practical skills and confidence, with specialist-led case discussions, bespoke training programmes and a large CPD reference library to enhance case management and support progression through the EPAs.

The Learning and Support

Personal and Commercial Skills Development

  • 3 x 2-day Residential Workshops at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park:
    Mindset & Planning, Energy & Time Management,
    Improving Personal & Interpersonal Performance, Assertiveness & Emotional Intelligence,
    Understanding Finance in Practice, Managing Performance & Client Care
  • Providing skill development in areas such as professional resilience, communication, and commercial awareness.
  • Learning tools to help combat the key causes of stress and fatigue in practice, build confidence and professional esteem.
  • Understanding of the business-workings of a practice which, together with non-clinical skills, help to improve clinical standards, consultation delivery and profitability in practice.
  • Online learning platform with resources, support and guidance, available 24/7.
  • 1-1 coaching

Hands-on Training

  • Small group cadaver-based practical courses held in our purpose-built clinical skills lab, tailor made for graduates and led by our approachable and experienced specialists.
  • 2-day practical surgery course- to improve surgical techniques and confidence in common small animal surgical cases.
  • 1-day practical dentistry course –to strengthen decision making ability and skill-set in dental cases and procedures.
  • 1-day practical ultrasound course -a focus on basic abdominal ultrasound skills to improve diagnostic capability in internal medicine and ECC.

Specialist Led Case Discussions

  • Regular live specialist led case discussion sessions – case presentations to understand an expert’s approach to common cases, and the opportunity to discuss personal cases within the group.
  • Closed social media Vet Graduate Academy group to discuss cases with other Graduates.
  • Access to Central CPD’s closed Facebook case discussion group with over 5,000 vet members, offering regular posts and advice.
VGAOn demand

On-Demand Clinical Learning

  • A structured EPA-based 50-hour online training programme which will provide core valuable knowledge that can be accessed any time in any order as needed over the 12-month programme.
  • Unlimited access to Central CPD On-Demand, providing 24-7 access to over 1,500 videos covering a wide variety of clinical lectures, how-to videos and practical tips, that can be used as a useful reference library for clinical cases or to concentrate on areas of interest.
  • Clinical Coaches will receive a free annual subscription to CentralCPD On-Demand (RRP £495 +VAT).

£6,000 + VAT

Initial deposit of £1,000 + VAT required at registration via Direct Debit, followed by 5 monthly instalments of £1,000 + VAT commencing at the start of the course. Please also make sure you have your delegates full name, email address, and contact number to hand before registering.



All practices that reserve a space on the Vet Graduate Academy will be able to display the Vet Graduate Academy logo in job listings to demonstrate to potential new Graduate employees that they will be well supported by the practice, and have access to a bespoke structured programme throughout their first year. Practices may be contacted by graduates who are interested in applying for roles that offer our Vet Graduate Academy.


PLEASE NOTE – by registering your practice, you consent to Vet Dynamics and Central CPD sharing your practice name and contact details with delegates who may wish to contact you regarding a position at your practice / The Vet Graduate Academy.