BEVA is launching a scheme to help veterinary graduates cope with the stresses and challenges posed in their first few years after graduation. The scheme for young equine vets will launch at BEVA Congress in September.
BEVA is launching a scheme to help veterinary graduates cope with the stresses and challenges posed in their first few years after graduation.
BEVA Grad will be launched at BEVA Congress in September, with the primary intention of helping younger members link up with local kindred spirits.
The BEVA Grad scheme is initially targeted at those who have graduated in the past five years. It aims to bring together vets in each of the 12 regions around the UK via an online forum and through informal regional gatherings – most likely in a pub, claims BEVA.
The scheme should enable individuals to compare successes (and failures), good, bad, and mad clients, and the best and worst of partners’ foibles – all away from the eyes and ears of the practice and with a free drink in hand.
A representative is being assigned to each region and BEVA and its commercial partners will put something towards refreshments at each get-together.
Christopher Elliot, a recent graduate who works for Blackdown Equine Clinic, has been appointed ‘rep’ for the south east. He said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for BEVA to develop an invaluable relationship with new and recent graduates, helping them to establish themselves as they start their careers in equine practice.
“Building a good social network with other like-minded young equine vets and having the opportunity to discuss shared experiences should help them through what is often a very challenging period in their career.”
All BEVA members who have graduated in the past five years will automatically become part of the BEVA Grads network and the first rallying cry, in the form of an e-blast (?), will go out at congress with the first gathering hopefully taking place not long after that.
- BEVA Grads will be launched at BEVA Congress, with the forum going live during the event.
- For further details of BEVA Congress, visit www.beva.org.uk. Register before August 5 to receive a discount.