AniCura Veterinary Graduate Programme

AniCura’s Veterinary Graduate Programme is a 15-month development programme that offers newly graduated veterinarians a smooth transition from university to work life, preparing them for a lifelong successful career in the veterinary profession, with a strong focus on supporting  the development of their skills to become confident, capable and independent veterinarians.

While working at AniCura and participating in the programme our new veterinarians will develop both clinical skills and power skills with a curriculum delivered by carefully selected speakers. Each graduate is supported by a mentor at the clinic, coaching both personally and professionally for the duration of the programme.

The programme is open for graduates across all our countries, allowing them to share knowledge and experiences with colleagues from all over Europe and providing them with the opportunity to build an international network.

The programme starts twice a year, during the spring and in the autumn.


Target Group

AniCura's Veterinary Graduate Programme targets newly graduated veterinarians working in AniCura clinics with less than 1 year in clinical practice, ideally 0-6 months. The veterinarian should be engaged and motivated to take the first steps in their professional career and to start building networks across AniCura. The programme is international therefore proficiency in English is required to be able to follow and interact during training events.


Learning Outcomes

After completing the AniCura Veterinary Graduate Programme participants should:

  • Have developed a confident and structured approach to consultations with clients and demonstrate clear clinical communication
  • Be able to confidently approach and manage most common first-line and urgent case presentations in primary care
  • Be able to select and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures used commonly in first-line and urgent case presentations
  • Be able to perform basic surgical procedures
  • Have developed a rational and justified approach to antibiotic use and critically reflect on cases where antibiotics have been prescribed
  • Be able to work effectively within a team applying communication techniques acquired
  • Begin to develop and implement skills and tools in areas that promote health and wellbeing in the workplace


Programme Overview

For more detailed information on the content and set up of the programme please see 'About the programme'.

AniCura's Veterinary Graduate Programme is a 15-month international programme with a focus on first-line management and urgent care. The programme will be delivered in different formats and consists of both face-to-face practical workshop trainings and online interactive webinar sessions. Both clinical and power skill topics are covered.

Each group consists of 40 participants from across AniCura creating a peer-to-peer support network. Every new graduate is supported by a practice-based mentor throughout the programme. The mentors play an essential role in the programme, supporting and coaching the newly graduated veterinarian both personally and professionally for the duration of the programme and helping to ensure the learnings from the training days are put in practice. 
New graduate training:
  • 3 Face-to-face (onsite) modules (3 days/module)
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Surgery
  • 10 online modules (1 per month) in different medical topic areas (1 day/module).
  • Clinical communication and Power skills topics every other month and as part of onsite days
  • A total of 22 training days
Mentorship training:
Mentors will undertake bespoke mentoring training to ensure they feel confident and have the necessary skills to support their graduates. For more detailed information about this mandatory training please see subpage 'Mentorship training'.


Start-up dates Spring 2023 cohort 


The last date for applications is February 5th, 2023. Places will be distributed by latest February 10th.


Mentorship training:

February 28th, 8.30 - 10.00: Mentors - introduction and information about the programme

March 7th, 9.00 - 13.00: Online mentorship workshop, session 1

March 14th, 9.00 - 13.00: Online mentorship workshop, session 2


New graduate training:

March 21st, 8.30 - 10.30: New graduates - introduction and information about the programme

March 27th 8.00 - March 29th 13.00, Stockholm, Sweden: Module 1: Clinical approach and laboratory diagnostics, Clinical communication


Programme Fee

The Veterinary Graduate Programme training costs are covered by AniCura Group. Costs for travel and accomodation during face-to-face events are covered by the clinic budget. Attendance to all programme components is mandatory. If less than 80% of the programme is attended, a ‘no-show’ fee that covers programme expenses will be charged the clinic. 



Application to the programme is done through this registration site. Applications are completed and sent in by the Practice Manager/Line manager. Practice Requirement Guidelines, Mentor Requirement Guidelines and Graduate Requirements should be read and complied to before applying to the programme. Please see the relevant subpages. It is important that practices registering a new graduate fully commit to providing support and time for the new graduate throughout the programme.

In case of more applicants than number of places, places are evenly distributed across AniCura countries based on numbers of associates per country.

For the March 2023 cohort, applications close February 5th and places will be distributed by the latest February 10th. For future cohorts more time will be given from distribution of places to the start of the programme.

If you are interested in registering a participant to a future cohort, that can be done below as well.

To register a new graduate veterinarian, start by selecting quantity in the booking option below. Secondly, check the box 'I will not be attending the event myself', fill in all details about the new graduate and answer the questions.

To finalise your registration click "Book" at the end. Confirm your registration by clicking "Confirm" in the pop-up window. Within a few minutes you will receive a booking confirmation to your email, follow the link in the email to complete your registration. When you have done that you will receive another email with a receipt for the event. Once you have received the receipt for the event, the registration is complete.



Please contact Anna Lindberg, Graduate Programme Manager, at if you have any questions.

About this course

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