UK VetLeap

A Leap in Training and Retaining Overseas Vets

How to address poor performance and profitability, retention problems and staff overwork.

The VetLeap ProgrammeAbout Us

Overseas employees

Slow adjustments cost money

Overseas employees, particularly those with limited experience in the UK, are typically less profitable. This puts strain on the entire team and leads to problems with staff retention, including from the overseas employee that feels unable to match the expectations. But overseas employees can become a valuable asset for the practice once they understand how to perform.

Recruitment impasse

Struggling to find them and keep them?

Are you receiving applications from overseas vets but feel you can’t fully support them or cope with their initial lower performance? Have you hired one or several overseas vets who are underperforming or maybe have left too early, just when they were starting to get the hang of it?

UK VetLeap is our signature method to boost overseas vets performance, profitability and retention. 


Trustworthy relationships

Hiring overseas candidates is often easier than finding a UK graduate, but helping with the change is overwhelming for both the employer and the employee.

UK VetLeap is here to change that.

Support Levels

To better help our candidates, our programme includes

  • Online clinical training and mentoring on all subjects of small animal practice;
  • Cultural differences and UK-specific procedures and protocols in clinical practice;
  • 1-year Subscription of UK VetTalks, online english lessons for vets, including speaking classes;
  • Individual coaching sessions;
  • Collaboration with the practice for improved results

Enroll Now

Do you have an overseas vet that wants to boost their performance?

Get in touch and let us to tell you about our programme.

If the vet hasn’t started to work for you yet, we will make sure they start on the right foot and prepare them for their first day alongside your team.

Feedback is important! To help the candidate succeed, we’ll keep in close contact with the practice so you can keep track of their evolution and goals.


Module 01 – Prophylaxis

Vaccinations, parasitic preventatives, nutrition, pet insurance, health plans

Module 02 – Diagnostics

Laboratory testing, cytology, diagnostic imaging

Module 03 – Medicine

Cardiovascular, respiratory, skin, eyes, GI, liver, pancreas, haematological, immune-mediated, infectious, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, oncologic, behavioural

Module 04 – Surgery and Anaesthesia

Anaesthasia, sedation, multimodal pain control, neutering, dental treatment, GI surgery, emergency surgery, others

British Culture – Understanding client expectations and getting along with your team

Communication and British culture specifics, the importance of pets as family members.

Professional Development – Working in a team and finding support

The role of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, understanding the Code of Conduct, PDP support, client communication (informed consent, finances, euthanasia, others)

UKVet Talks – English language for Vets

Weekly online classes with a veterinary English teacher, aimed at improving the usage of clincal terms, speech fluency and simulate client discussions and interactions. Additional support material is provided.

Individual Coaching and Mentoring – For career and relocation support

Private coaching sessions to discuss work and non-work related challenges associated with the transition to a new country, available during the entire year. Typically weekly/bi-weekly for the first 3 months, then bi-weekly/monthly as appropriate.

Clinical mentoring available to discuss cases and clinical approaches.

Still recruiting?

Partnerships for you

We partnered with The Vet Service to help you recruit overseas candidates. We have a special offer for practices that hire overseas vets via The Vet Service.

We also run a special offer for VetDynamics practices.


Supporting your practice

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Common Goals

For the Practice and the Vet

Regular meetings with practice management staff to support team integration and specific goals and challenges for the applicant.




Webinars included

Bespoke CPD can be created for the entire team based on specific needs to the staff and practice development goals. Includes four webinars, appropriate for all team members.

Comprehensive Pricing Structure

Spread out and for as long as you need it

The training programme is paid for in twelve monthly instalments, subject to the employee remaining in the same work contract.

Contact us for more information.

UK VetLeap - Performance programme for overseas vets in clinical practice

“I’m happily living and working in the UK and I can honestly say I couldn’t have done this without Andreia’s help. No matter how many great things you may have heard about a life as a vet in the UK, the fear of not succeeding, of not being good enough to handle it or not really knowing where to start to make that dream happen will prevent you from possibly making the best decision of your entire life. Andreia provides you with the inside knowledge, the necessary support on every step of the way and nothing seems to be too much trouble. I’m so happy and grateful to have found her and this project. Highly recommended!”

Cristina Lopes

Veterinary Surgeon, Portugal

 “I would like to thank Andreia with UKVet Move because it gave me an excellent opportunity to feel confident in the profession and also discuss other things that foreigners are struggling with in the UK. I initially started with the English lessons which were great and after seeing how beneficial they are and all the information Andreia is providing I felt sure to change to the mentoring program. Andreia covered all the mandatory treats a new to the profession a vet would have to deal with in the UK and other questions more advanced that came afterwards. I sincerely thank you Andreia and I hope more new to the UK and to the profession vets will be lucky to join your mentoring programme.”

Asimina Pantazoni

Veterinary Surgeon, Greece

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