Vetstart is an innovative European based Global communication platform for veterinary students and professional partners to allow optimal preparation of newly graduated veterinarians for your professional career as a veterinary clinician.
Vetstart is an independent organisation supported by corporate and non-corporate partners and sponsors who all play a role in the international world of animal health as manufacturers of pet food and pharmaceuticals, companies providing veterinary equipment, supplies and services, as well as publishers and organisers of international congresses and symposia. All our partners, companies and organisations are highly professional players in their field, that are happy to offer you support by providing science, products and services to help you make the best transition from student to practitioner.
Vetstart membership is FREE and open for all veterinary students as well as newly graduated veterinarians until 2 years after graduation (registration closes the year following your year of graduation). Free membership is provided to you in return for you accepting responsibility of providing Vetstart with the requested data, and informing Vetstart immediately of any changes in your personal profile such as changes to your email address and actual date of graduation.
In co-operation with Vetstart the companies and organisations will not only offer valuable practical product related scientific and “commercial information”, but will also provide you with knowledge and skills in the areas of practice management, human resources as well as personal, business, and financial management. In the first years op operations, Vetstart has supported students from various countries in finding foreign externship opportunities.
Vetstart International Ltd, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vetstream Ltd
Vetstart Vision and Mission
The Vetstart International Vision and Mission statements clearly summarise the nature and the character of the programme.
To be the leading independent international information exchange platform for veterinary students and recent graduates with the animal health related industries and organisations. This can include: pharmaceutical, pet food, finance (insurance and banking), architecture and design, automobile, veterinary organisations and associations, as well as the leisure industries.
To create an opportunity for learning and exchange of knowledge and information between veterinary (recent) graduate students and facilitate their introduction to veterinary practice management and to companies, products and services in the animal health related industries and organisations, by providing state of the art communication and information solutions, to benefit all parties involved.
Derived from the vision and mission, the objective of Vetstart is to provide veterinary students and newly graduated vets with relevant scientific, commercial and business related information and services that help them to launch their professional career at the lowest possible costs. Based on the feedback in focus groups with veterinary students in several countries Vetstart offers an increasing portfolio of products and services to support the veterinary student starting your professional career. The initiative has been received with great enthusiasm by the students, members of the academic community and potential partners. The new Vetstart web platform also allows students to interconnect with fellow students all over the world, and create a global network of young professionals.
Veterinary students are the veterinarians of the future and for veterinary organisations and the animal health industry, it is of critical importance to be known, have brand awareness and to start building brand equity with you. This represents a value that Vetstart will help you to optimally materialise both on the national as well as on the international level.
For good reasons veterinary students and faculty staff tend to have a preference for working with independent partners in order to guarantee their genuine independence. Vetstart provides the independent interface between commercial partners and the student community. By working with Vetstart faculties safeguard their independence.
Vetstart supports your professional start
How well prepared are you for the change from your time as a student to professional life as a veterinary practitioner? Whatever clinical direction you choose to pursue, for sure life will be significantly different from that as a student.
During your time at the University you have focused your time and attention towards animal health, and studied disease prevention and treatment. That’s great, but being a successful practitioner requires more than knowledge about veterinary science. Practice today also requires you to know about business and professional management of teams and customers. How well are you prepared for that?
As a soon-to-become veterinarian you have something to offer, and animal health industries and organisations have many things to offer to you. That’s where Vetstart comes in to support you capitalising on your value. Vetstart offers you help in making the transfer from student to practitioner by providing products and services and support in both the business and the scientific areas.
Membership of Vetstart is free to students in their last two years at vet school and in the first two years after graduating.
Vetstart is designed with and for professional starters like yourself. Try Vetstart today at no cost, and with potential great benefits to kick-start your career.