What is a trainee program?

Trainee programs are long-established career entry programs for young managers in industry and business administration - Gabler's business lexicon defines this as follows:

rotation , coordinated with the beginner (trainee) .

Duration: at least six to a maximum of 24 months.

Design: In addition to the changing areas of application, accompanying qualification programs are usually offered. These serve in particular to deepen company-specific specialist topics and management methods, as well as personal development. The trainees are encouraged to think and act across departments. This is intended to ensure that in their later professional careers within the organization they not only take into account the interests of their own department, but also take into account the effects on other areas of the organization in their considerations and actions. In addition, the trainees can build up a cross-company network of contacts that can be helpful to them and their respective organizational areas. This request is often further promoted through the possibility of participating in mentoring programs. Basically, a trainee program increases the visibility of the participants. Trainee programs therefore serve to qualify and develop versatile, high-performing and high-potential employees.

Parts of our veterinary team who are there for the trainees

What does this mean at doc4pets?

to start specialist veterinary training for small and pet animals at the same time at the same time , business/legal in order to later take over your own practice as managing director in the doc4pets group

While starting a career as a trainee has established itself as an attractive alternative for potential managers in the commercial and engineering sectors, a comparable concept does not yet exist for veterinarians. FTÄ Doreen Succow on the concept: “ Based on the specialist veterinary training requirements of the LTK Baden-Württemberg, we have developed an ATF-recognized training concept for our future managers .” And Co-CEO Dipl.-Ök. Sven Jan Arndt, LL.M. adds: “In addition to medical know-how, our trainees are also given the business management skills to run their own practice. From practice for practice.”

Such a trainee program offers many advantages - in addition to insights into different specialist areas and branches , intensive and structured support by the FTÄ Succow, head of training/best practice, who has been explicitly delegated for this purpose.

network in the group who maintain a lively professional exchange - synergies at its best .

In addition, a 4-day week full-time , no 24-hour shifts , bonus programs based on BPT also allow enough freedom for a good work-life balance.

This means, in addition to a well-founded and structured, further theoretical and ATF-recognized training worth several thousand euros, you have the immediate opportunity to apply what you have learned in the small animal center under the guidance of the mentor .

Examples of successful group managers:

Gefü Simone Schüssler, former trainee
Managing director Simone Schüssler

After only 6 months as a senior doctor at the Arndt small animal center, veterinarian Simone Schüssler took over a long-established practice in Renchen near Offenburg and has since been managing director of doc4pets Renchen GmbH and already has her first shares in this company. Three veterinarians and their team now work there.

TA Anna Daum - formerly Traniee
CEO Anna Daum

Veterinarian Anna Daum came to us as a senior physician at the Arndt Small Animal Center . At the beginning of 2021, she took over doc4pets Malsch GmbH near Ettlingen and leads a team of 1.5 assistant veterinarians there.

Who can apply?

Are you a university graduate or have you gained initial professional experience and would you like to take on a management role later, be it in a team of experts at the small animal center or as managing director of your own practice? Then you have come to the right place.

How can i apply?

Simply send us a short motivation why you are interested in our program with a meaningful CV by email - Stw. Trainee to: or call us if you have any questions on 0160 93824803.