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Graduate Opportunities

Graduate Development Program

Apiam provides a supportive environment for newly and recently graduated veterinarians, with friendly teams of experienced veterinarians and nursing staff in each of our clinics.

We recognise that the transition to practice can be a challenging time for new graduates. Our structured Graduate Development Program identifies the key areas of professional development from both a clinical and pastoral perspective to ensure that graduates feel supported whilst being given the freedom to learn and develop the competencies essential to their future success.

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Graduate Development Program

Apiam provides a supportive environment for newly and recently graduated veterinarians, with friendly teams of experienced veterinarians and nursing staff in each of our clinics.

We recognise that the transition to practice can be a challenging time for new graduates. 

Our structured Graduate Development Program identifies the key areas of professional development from both a clinical and pastoral perspective to ensure that graduates feel supported whilst being given the freedom to learn and develop the competencies essential to their future success.

Graduate Program Key Objectives

  • To introduce graduates to Apiam’s culture and values
  • To support graduates as the commence their professional career and to demonstrate the variety of career path opportunities available within Apiam
  • To enables graduates to work efficiently and safely
  • To ensure graduates achieve clinical competence and confidence across a range of species
  • To ensure graduates are valuable and integrated team members and to build their Apiam peer support network

Graduate Program Initiatives

  • 24 month program for newly or recently qualified veterinarians
  • On-line and face-to-face soft skills training including Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Communication Skills and Leadership
  • Formal Mentor Program where graduates are matched with experienced veterinarians both within and external to their clinic team, to provide support both clinically and non-clinically
  • Recording and monitoring of clinical skills to allow achievable goals to be set and career pathways to be developed
  • Annual Grad Retreat brings new and recent graduates together to develop new skills and to meet and socialise with others from across our network of clinics.
  • Internal opportunities with the Apiam network to further develop graduates’ specific areas of interest

The collaborative sessions are hosted by members of the Apiam Business Support Network and Executive Team.

β€œThere is a focus on veterinary well-being with non-technical skills workshops, and defensive driving sessions.  No conference would be complete without a full social program! 

The Graduate Retreat does not disappoint with a mix of fun activities, casual outings and a formal dinner – there is something for everyone!”

Graduate Friendly Positions

New or Recent Veterinarian – Macleay Valley Veterinary Services
New or Recent Veterinarian – Macleay Valley Veterinary Services

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Smithton Veterinary Services
New or Recent Graduate Veterinarian – Smithton Veterinary Service, Tasmania

Smithton Veterinary Service has a new position for a new or recent graduate at their long established and expanding dairy mixed practice in north-west Tasmania.

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Fraser Coast Veterinary Services – Small Animal Veterinarian

Come to the beautiful Fraser Coast where we offer plenty of support from our incredible team and want you to enjoy coming to work!

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FLV Yarrawonga- Companion Animal Veterinarian

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our small animal practice with no after hours, in a clinic that is lovely to work at with an actual work/life balance!

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Mixed Veterinarian – Fur Life Vet Dubbo

Is it time for a change? Are you ready to use your skills and enthusiasm to create something great? Join our friendly and supportive country team!

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Fur Life Vet Horsham – SA Vet

Experienced or new graduate applicants would receive strong support within the Apiam framework. Our team has nur-tured many successful new graduates and have the patience, time and teaching skills to ensure you flourish.

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