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Independent Vetcares’ New Graduate Academy Welcomes Applicants for 2016/17 Intake

The New Graduate Academy set up and run my Malcolm Weetman MRCVS and Darren MacKintosh at Independent Vetcare, has seen phenomenal success in its first two years and is now accepting applications for the highly sort after places available for their 2016/17 academy year.

The IVC New Graduate Academy tripled the number of vets joining in 2015/16, from 15 to 43, and with the potential to place over 60 new graduate vets into small, large, equine and mixed practices across the England, Wales and Scotland this September.

The continued fast growth rate in the places available is a reflection on the success of the program that has established not only outstanding quality CPD days out of practice for its participants, but     sustainable support for them throughout the programme from multiple sources.

All successful applicants are supported in practice by a vet as their Clinical Coach (who will have undertaken Independent Vetcare Clinical Coaching training) and they self-appoint a mentor, such as a head nurse or practice manager.

In addition to this Independent Vetcare have a team of Group Veterinary Advisors (GVAs), all of whom are experience vets and many of which are former practice owners who have sold to the company. This team carries out 6 monthly reviews on a one to one basis, adding in another layer of support and assistance to these young vets, right at the time most vets will say they needed it the most.

But being a post graduate isn’t all work and play, and reflective of Independent Vetcares views on work life balance, it ensures social events are planned into the CPD calendar, allowing for peer to peer support within the academy network and hopefully a few lifelong friendships to be made.

Veterinary students currently in their final year, who wish to apply for a place on IVC's 2016/17 Academy Programme, should send their CV and a covering letter to academy@independentvetcare.co.uk.
For more information, quotes or photos please contact;
Julie Howard
National Campaigns Manager
E: jhoward@independentvetcare.co.uk M: 07701 006498

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