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As part of Community Veterinary Partners’ VetFWD mentorship program, Catapult provides our early career veterinarians with the personal, clinical, and leadership skills they need to propel forward on their desired career path with CVP.

Catapult is a robust and intensive leadership development course created by veterinarians with over 30 years of experience. Meant to teach both professional and personal skills, this program empowers our early career doctors with the tools and community support necessary to achieve their goals.

Through one-on-one coaching, wet labs, and personal development sessions, Catapult participants will gain clinical knowledge, access to a support network of doctors available to answer questions and help with cases, as well as a meaningful connection to a thriving community.

Catapultwhat you will learn

Veterinarians with 90 days to two-year tenures with CVP are encouraged to participate in the 8-month long Catapult Curriculum to be able to:

  • Have the confidence to delivery medical care personally to each pet
  • Gain effective communication skills for interacting with clients and team members
  • Recognize the importance of and best practices for caring for their mental health
  • Develop knowledge and skills around personal finance

hear from others like you
  • "When you first graduate, there is much more pressure and stress than anyone expects. Having gained the mentor relationship during my time as a CVP Student Colleague, I felt better prepared for what to expect after graduation. It’s not just about the medicine, but about the personal and emotional support and always having access to the guidance I needed when a challenge arose. Fostering those relationships made my post-grad experience very positive."

    Dr. Rachel Pound, Associate Veterinarian Paradise Animal Hospital | Past CVP Student Colleague
  • "The goal of mentorship is relationship building. That's really what it's about. Since each individual comes to our practices with different interests and areas where they need greater confidence, it was really important that CVP build a program that's customizable and flexible."

    Dr. Laura Strong, CVP Owner/Seller CVP Director of University Relations
  • "So many times in the hospitals where I worked, I didn't feel like I was valued by them. I felt I was just filling a niche, and that if I messed up, I wasn't important. It's hard enough coming out of school trying to figure out how to make diagnoses, take all the stuff you learned and translate it to the every day, communicating with clients, and ensuring you come across as knowing what you're talking about. Mentorship is absolutely essential. CVP’s program enables this mentorship and ensures new associates have the support ..."

    Dr. Karen Pearson, Lead Veterinarian Paradise Animal Hospital
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