The VetX Graduate Community is a community that provides ongoing support, clinically and pastorally. It teaches soft skills that often don’t get taught at vet school. The programme counts as CPD for graduate vets, and is an opportunity to be part of a global network of young thriving vets.
Within the course, there are core modules with one lecture every month, split into chunks to make it easy to absorb. There are rockstar sessions with speakers leading the way in their field, like Dr. Gerardo Poli, and Dr. Mary Gardner. And if that’s not enough, we also have live monthly mentoring sessions across three time zones, where you can speak to our awesome mentors and get the support you need! It’s pretty cool!
VetX has a closed Facebook group where VetX Community interacts, discussing problems and challenges they might be facing. VetX gives each other support and advice, and celebrate together when people start achieving their goals.
VetX was set up by Dr. Dave Nicol in response to a high number of young vets leaving their first job within 12 weeks, the lack of happiness within the profession, and to help tackle the issues that veterinarians face today. Dr. Dave graduated from Glasgow, has worked successfully in the profession for 20 years, owning and running his own hospitals in the UK and Australia. He regularly speaks at conferences around the world, coaches people individually and produces a monthly podcast, ‘Blunt Dissection’. That’s a long way of saying he is passionate about helping vets thrive in their career, navigate the challenges and stay happy working in the profession!
We want you to be our VetX Student Ambassadors!
VetX wants to give the opportunity to ten members of IVSA who are 4th or 5th year students to become members of the VetX Community.
As a student ambassador you will receive a fully funded place on the course for 12 months, plus a hard copy of Dr. Dave’s book ‘So You Think You’re A Vet’, one of our awesome beanies (vegan friendly!) and a VetX laptop sticker. For more details on the course, click the link here or paste https://www.drdavenicol.com/vetx-grad into your web browser.
What does being a VetX student ambassador mean?
We would like:
- One social media post every month about VetX.
- One 500/700 word blog post/ article about your VetX experience.
- One video sharing about your VetX experience.
- Engagement and interaction within the community.
- Set up one talk with the final year Vet students at your school with Dr Dave. That is it!
As well as VetX, we have an open FB group that you are welcome to check out called ‘So You’re A Vet… Now What?’ You can find Dr Dave across social media as @drdave
In your application, please make it clear which organisation you are representing and state that you are applying via IVSA.
If this is something that sounds good to you, please use the form to apply online. If you have any queries or questions, please contact Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org