VDS Recent Graduate Event 2024

For those who have graduated in the last five years

When? Friday 20 September 2024

Where? The Wellbeing Farm, Lancashire

The VDS are delighted to bring you our NEW Recent Graduate Event, suitable for vets who have graduated in the last five years and want to build on their confidence in practice. It’s also a chance to meet your peers and learn from each other. 

This is not the usual day of sit-down lectures in a stuffy hotel room. Join us as our VDS Claims Consultants regale us with their real-life Cautionary Tales. Work through some tricky scenarios and learn how to defuse even the most heightened of scenes with our VDS Training team.

Worried about mistakes? Explore how you can turn errors into positive learning opportunities with our VetSafe team. Still have more questions? Then we’ll put them to our whole panel for our VDS Q&A discussion.  

All followed up with a nice cool drink alongside a llama in a bow tie to end the day! 

Meet your peers, learn that you are not alone, gain new support and leave more confident.

How to register

Tickets for the event are available now, at the cost of £50

Buy tickets here

Accommodation Prize Draw

If you book a Recent Graduate Event ticket before Tuesday 30 April 2024, we'll send you a booking confirmation with the option to enter into our prize draw to win a night’s accommodation for the event. One entrant will win a night's accommodation close to The Wellbeing Farm on the night of Friday 20 September. You can find the Terms and Conditions of the Prize Draw on our website here.

What to expect

  • An interactive CPD Day: 7.5 hours CPD from 9:30am to 5pm.
  • Cautionary Tales Live: Real life stories from our member-only VDS Newsletter brought to life by our expert Claims team.
  • Lectures and Workshops: Leading you through clinical scenarios and ethical dilemmas. 
  • Q&A Session: A chance to have your questions answered by the VDS, VDS Training and VetSafe teams and representatives of BVA and Veterinary Ireland. 
  • FREE Digital Delegate Bag: Lots of useful information, training content, videos and resources tailored for graduates from VDS, BVA and Veterinary Ireland.
  • A Safe and Supportive Atmosphere: Be part of a safe and supportive day, where you can meet other recent graduates and are welcome to share experiences.
  • Relaxing Surroundings and Space to Reflect: While we hope to spend plenty of time together, our venue also has lots of quiet breakaway areas and outside space for when you need a bit of quiet time. 
  • Drinks Reception: Wrap the day with a refreshing drink and mingle with your peers.

Learning Objectives

On the day, you'll be learning how to:

  • Turn Mistakes into Opportunities: Explore how to turn mistakes into positive learning experiences.
  • Communicate with Confidence: Gain insights on how to communicate with confidence in your practice.
  • Navigate Tricky Situations: Work through tricky scenarios and learn how to handle difficult situations gracefully.
  • Avoid Common Pitfalls of Practice: Discover common pitfalls in the life of a practicing vet and how to avoid them.

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