VDS Student Club

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The VDS Student Club is available exclusively for those enrolled in veterinary or veterinary nursing courses that will allow them to register with the RCVS or VCI on graduation.

When you sign up to the Student Club you'll receive a free monthly e-newsletter with access to resources, training and advice, and a look into your future as a veterinary professional! Here's 'The EMS Issue', an example of the monthly newsletter from May 2022, which every Student Club member receives.

VDS Student Club membership is FREE and provides access to useful resources from the VDS, VDS Training and VDS Support, such as:

  • An eNewsletter outlining the challenges and pitfalls that vets and RVNs encounter in practice and articles, resources and advice to help support you through your studies and your early years in practice
  • Support and guidance provided by our VDS team (which has many experienced vets and veterinary nurses!)
  • Up to date developments on new systems, apps and resources available to you when you graduate
  • Free entry into VDS, VDS Training and VDS Support run student competitions and promotions
  • Networking opportunities, training and online webinars
  • Events and congresses suitable for veterinary and veterinary nursing students and recent graduates
  • News of student promotions and events such as the AVS EMS Travel Grant
  • Useful content and information from other key veterinary and veterinary nursing organisations


Want to be in with a chance of winning £100 pizza* voucher?

Between October 2023 and January 2024, all members of the VDS Student Club will be automatically entered into a prize draw with a new winner chosen every month! 

Winner’s names will be announced here and on our social media. 

Remember, you need to be a member of the VDS Student Club to enter, so sign up if you haven’t already! 

Each member will receive one entry into the draw each month. If you’re the lucky winner, you’ll be contacted via email within the first 7 days of the next month. 

The Student Club newsletter and entry into the Pizza Prize Draw are free! 

*Electronic gift card voucher from one of our chosen retailers 



Please note: The VDS does not provide insurance cover to students. However once qualified, students are able to apply for cover with the Society which, if accepted, will provide access to member benefits.

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