Graduate support meetings
In March 2007, the BVA, in conjunction with it's regional divisions, launched the Graduate Support Scheme; support meetings for recent graduates, one to five years qualified. Graduate support meetings are open to all members of the RCVA - you do not have to be a member of BVA.
The regional meetings are hosted locally by RCVA. The main aim of the meetings is to support new graduates, and to provide a forum where new grads. can share their concerns, but also have the opportunity to meet socially with like-minded people in a similar situation. Where appropriate trained veterinary facilitators are present to organise the meeting.
Our most recent regional YVN contact, Louise Simpson, is currently expanding her horizons with overseas travel.
We would like to thank her for the work she did to get this regional group off the ground, but now we need a new young energetic social person to take it forward.
We hope that a new representative will come forward in the next few months to be ionvolved with this social support forum for all young vets within the three counties. If you know anyone, or think you might be that person, or if you would like any more information on how you could be involved, let us know. For a point of contact click here
The RCVS has confirmed that attendance at these BVA regional support meetings for recent graduates will attract CPD points.
Young Vets Network
YVN is run from BVA. You can use the links below to discover more about the benefits of becoming involved through BVA and what the YVN involves.
* YVN discussion forum
* Free personal accident insurance for all YVN members
* Free and discounted veterinary CPD
o 50% off selected RVC CPD courses
o 30% discount off Improve International's one-day courses
o free quarterly equine CPD and social
* Tailored advice
o including preparing your CV, effective interviewing, the consultation process, managing complaints and concerns about the practice or colleague
* Graduate publications
o BVA new graduate guide
* Graduate representation
* Discounts to Vetstream online
Point Of Contact
For further information, please see our contacts page.