VDS Recent Graduate Event 2024: A day of learning, support and networking

VDS Recent Graduate Event 2024: A day of learning, support and networking

Veterinary surgeons who have graduated in the last five years, mark your calendars! The VDS (Veterinary Defence Society) is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand-new Recent Graduate Event, designed to empower and support the newest members of the veterinary community.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of The Wellbeing Farm in Lancashire, this event is not just another day of lectures, but an experience designed to improve confidence, build connections, and provide invaluable insights into navigating the early years of veterinary practice.

Taking place on Friday 20 September 2024, this event offers a unique blend of interactive CPD sessions and engaging workshops, aimed at equipping recent graduates with skills and knowledge they can take back to their day-to-day practice, as well as answering any questions about situations or dilemmas from the graduates, either on the day or via an anonymous Q&A.

Learning and Development

The day is packed with activities aimed at addressing the specific needs and challenges faced by recent graduates. Highlights include:

  • Cautionary Tales Live: Real-life stories from our member-only VDS Newsletter, brought to life by our expert Claims team.
  • Interactive Workshops: Discuss clinical scenarios and ethical dilemmas alongside the VDS Training team. Develop problem-solving skills and learn how to navigate complex situations with confidence.
  • Learning from Mistakes: Explore how to turn mistakes into opportunities for growth and learning. Get insights on running a learning review after adverse events, a crucial skill for building a safe and supportive practice environment.
  • Q&A Session: Have burning questions about veterinary practice, professional development, or industry trends? This is your chance to get them answered by representatives from VDS, BVA, and Veterinary Ireland.

Inclusive and Supportive Atmosphere

At the heart of the Recent Graduate Event is a commitment to inclusivity, support and wellbeing. The venue, The Wellbeing Farm, aligns perfectly with these values, offering serene surroundings and ample quiet spaces for breaks and reflection. Additionally, the venue is designed with access for all as a priority, and the VDS team are actively working to ensure that the event is accessible and neurodiverse-friendly.

Registration and Logistics

Tickets for this full-day event are available now at the affordable price of £50, offering exceptional value for recent graduates and their employers eager to invest in their professional development. The full day is 7.5 hours CPD, and refreshments, lunch, and a drinks reception are all included in the ticket price.

Parking facilities are available and the event will be well signposted on arrival to The Wellbeing Farm. The dress code is casual, encouraging attendees to dress comfortably for the day’s activities.

The VDS Recent Graduate Event 2024 promises to be a day of learning, growth, and camaraderie for veterinary surgeons who have recently embarked on their professional journey. Whether you're seeking to enhance your skills, connect with peers, or gain insights from industry experts, this event is for you! Join us on Friday 20 September for a day that promises to leave you feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to take on the challenges of veterinary practice with confidence.

To register and secure your spot at the VDS Recent Graduate Event 2024, visit www.vds-training.co.uk/courses/event/recent-graduate-event-2024. Don't miss out on this opportunity to invest in your professional development and connect with fellow recent graduates!

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