New Graduate Development Program

Apiam provides a supportive environment for new and recent Graduate 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 New Graduate 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.

Key Objectives

∗ To introduce graduates to Apiam’s culture and values

∗ To support graduates in starting their professional employment within an Apiam practice

∗ To enable graduates to work efficiently and safely

∗ To ensure graduates feel and show competence and confidence in their clinical skills across a range of species

∗ To ensure graduates are valuable and integrated team members and build the Apiam peer support network

  • 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
  • Individually assigned mentor to oversee clinical and non-clinical development
  • Recording and monitoring of clinical skills to allow achievable goals to be set.
  • Practical continuing education workshops to fast-track clinical skills across a range of species
Support Topics covered:

  • Building resilience
  • Mindfulness & stress management
  • Training assertiveness in practice
  • Communication skills with clients and colleagues
  • Managing self and business expectations
  • Time management and how to prioritise
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • Workflow management


Examples of Practical Workshops:

  • Cattle Obstetrics & Surgery
  • Lameness in Cattle
  • Down Cows
  • From Calf to Calving
  • Companion Animal Dentistry
  • Companion Animal Diagnostics
  • Companion Animal Emergency and Critical Care
  • Introduction to Equine Dentistry

Contact us

Apiam invites graduate veterinarians with a desire for a fulfilling career to forward your expression of interest and your resume to

For more information, please submit your enquiry below


How can I join the Apiam team?
You can apply for an advertised position either through the advert on our website, or by emailing your cover letter, resume and location preference to
What is the standard recruitment process?
Once your application has been submitted, Apiam’s People and Culture team will review your application against the criteria of the role. If you meet these criteria your application will be forwarded to the hiring manager for further shortlisting and for interviews to be conducted. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified in writing.
Should I include a cover letter with my application?
Yes, you can use your cover letter to emphasise what you can bring to the role and how you meet the required criteria
Do you offer sponsorship for overseas candidates?
Apiam may offer sponsorship for overseas candidates depending on the role type and eligibility. Please check the eligible positions here, and then contact the People & Culture team for more information.
How can I do placement at one of the Apiam Clinics?
If you are interested in doing placement in one of our clinics, please contact the clinic you are interested in directly. We have clinics based all over Australia, and details of these can be found here.