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BUSINESS on what we appreciate, value and admire in one another. • And I want you to totally trust me and have my back if something goes wrong. • Sometimes I think it's lack of communication, but generally, I want you to show that I am valued every so often. • I want you to provide an environment and facilities conducive to practising good medicine. • I also want to be inspired by you and be able to respect you. Just a few things off the top of my head… And when we were done, it felt like maybe, unwittingly, we just had a really honest conversation that helped to clarify what we have to do as team members and leaders to improve relations and be happy working together. So, my nameless veterinary colleague (you know who you are), anytime you need a job, look me up. ;-) Until next time… THE VETERINARY ACCELERATOR PROGRAM Dr Dave Nicol UK Based Graduate Support Community Extends And Opens to Global Membership Following the successful launch of the VetX Graduate Community pilot scheme in the UK, the VetX Academy are pleased to announce the program has been opened now for global enrollment. Aimed at veterinary surgeons in the first five years of their career, VetX offers monthly veterinary non-clinical skills training, online mentoring, and a peer support network of young vets from around the world. The major benefit is that community members learn the foundation life skills upon which a successful career is built. VetX Graduate founder and So You’re A Vet...Now What? book author, Dr Dave Nicol said, “Since September last year we’ve welcomed more than 50 vets to the community. Since then we’ve successfully delivered training and support; improving member outcomes and helping them to engage with their work and practices in a healthier way. Adding, “The feedback from members has been very incredibly positive. Training, mentoring and support is what young vets crave, so it’s heartening to see them respond so well.” Since launching in September 2017, the VetX team have been working hard to improve both quality and value based on feedback from members and practices. To that end, there are now double the number of training hours available, including a new “clinical rockstars” stream. Dr Nicol has also recruited a community manager and added two new, world-class mentors in the US and Australia to the team, allowing improved support within the community and truly global mentor access at convenient times wherever community members are on the planet. Even the technology has been overhauled with the successful migration to a superior teaching platform that improves interaction, membership management and tracks progress so clinics and vets know how well they are getting on. The VetX Graduate program is truly unique. Each day I see a passionate community coming together to learn, support each other and grow. It’s a special thing and it’s getting better each week as new people join and more training becomes available.” VetX Graduate is open to all and is entirely complementary to in-house training or other clinical CPD training. But clearly offers smaller, independent practices the chance to compete in the recruitment market with larger corporate groups who offer in-house mentoring schemes in a very cost-effective way. A 12-month membership is priced at only £365/year or £35 /month paid over 12 months. Practices and individual vets interested in learning more about the VetX Graduate Community should visit Issue 03 | JULY 2018 | 5