Graduate Hub

Resources, tips and videos to help your transition from student to professional

Toolkit and Resources

Recent Graduate Toolkit

Recent Graduate Toolkit

Watch 7 bitesize videos from VDS Training, designed to help you build your confidence and allow you to thrive in your first few years in practice.

Recent Graduate Newsletter

Recent Graduate Newsletter

Sign up to receive the Recent Graduate Newsletter, your monthly guide to navigating the early stages of your veterinary career, designed to give you the right support at the right time!

Recent Graduate Live Event

Recent Graduate Live Event

Graduated in the last five years? Join VDS in Autumn 2024 for an in-person event to meet up with fellow graduates and take part in an interactive CPD day. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

Still studying? Student support

VDS Student Club

VDS Student Club

Still studying? The VDS Student Club is open to all those enrolled on veterinary or veterinary nursing courses that will allow them to register with the RCVS or VCI on graduation. Membership is FREE and provides a monthly newsletter, Sign up now!

4th / 5th Year Talks

4th / 5th Year Talks

Find out when your VDS Final Year Talk is taking place, or view a summary.

More information and external resources

Who we are

Who we are

With a long history and more than 150 years of experience we are honoured to be the chosen Professional Indemnity Insurer for the majority of practising vets and RVNs in the UK and Ireland, but we're more than just defence and insurance...

BVA Young Vet Network

BVA Young Vet Network

Supporting young vets around the UK, the BVA Young Vet Network, supported by the VDS, offers the chance to connect with other graduate vets in your local area, share your career experiences, and benefit from the support of the wider young vet community.

Already a VDS member?

Already a VDS member?

Already a VDS member? Access your member benefits including member-only Advice Notes, FAQs and the VDS Advice Line.

VDS Training Services Limited (trading as VDS Training) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Veterinary Defence Society Limited. VDS Training is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulation Authority or the Central Bank of Ireland.