Independent Vetcare has announced 10 official partners for its new graduate academy 2016-7 support programme.

Graduate brochure
IVC will bring in external specialist speakers to deliver both clinical and non-clinical CPD.

Now in its third year, the academy will welcome up to 60 newly qualified vets into a variety of IVC practices throughout the UK.

Partners have been selected to help continue to build on the CPD element of the academy, ensuring a balanced programme through a variety of teaching methods, including hands-on practical sessions.

Specialist speakers

The partners are:

  • Bayer
  • Boehringer
  • Dechra
  • Idexx
  • Merial
  • MSD
  • Pet Cremation Services
  • Royal Canin
  • Vetoquinol
  • Zoetis

IVC will bring in external specialist speakers to join those from IVC practices to deliver both clinical and non-clinical CPD for the two formal year groups that make up the academy programme.

Very best support

Richard Parker, head of HR at IVC, said: “We strongly believe our academy should provide the very best support both in practice through an individual’s clinical coach and personal mentor, as well as providing the best impartment of knowledge from peers at the top of their specialist fields.

“It is because of this belief IVC not only provides training for new graduates on the programme, but also coaching and mentoring training for those charged with the clinical development of these new vets in their practice.

“In addition to the 12 days of exceptional CPD organised out of practice, each student receives in practice clinical coaching, a non-clinical personal mentor, and support from an IVC group veterinary advisor with extensive knowledge not only in clinical matters, but also team building and the day-to-day running of a modern practice.”

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