Supporting graduate vets every step of the way

Support is important to any vet, especially during their first year in practice. We designed our Graduate Academy with this in mind.

Members of our Graduate Academy will have access to a range of CPD programmes, the support of a clinical coach in practice and various networking opportunities with their peers.

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

What can our Graduate Academy do for you?

The benefits listed below are available to every graduate who joins the graduate academy in 2022.

Competitive salary

Your starting salary will be £30k per year.

Graduate Academy payment

All new graduates receive a payment of £5000 in their October salary of their first year* (terms and conditions apply)

VetGDP adviser and mentor

You’ll be assigned a dedicated VetGDP adviser who'll always be on hand to help.

Holiday

5 weeks holiday every year, not including bank holidays, plus birthday leave.

Structured CPD programme

You’ll have access to 7 different streams that cover a variety of pure and mixed roles. We have top quality CPD content for small animal, farm and equine vets as well as those in mixed practice.

Professional memberships

We will cover the cost of your RCVS renewal fees and many more.

Career progression

There'll be lots of opportunities to progress within our ever-growing network.

Access to the IVC Evidensia Care Fund

Our Care Fund offers assistance to owners facing financial challenges and allows our vets to offer treatment options that might otherwise not be possible.

Peer support

You'll be part of a network of other vets, both in your local area and across the UK.

Internal transfers

We have a process in place for internal transfers within the UK and Europe, making it easy for you to relocate.

Regular feedback & support

Our graduates receive regular advice and feedback.

Training conferences

You'll be invited to attend National Vet Congress events such as LVS and BSAVA.

We'll give you the support you need

  • CPD training programme

    Our two-year CPD programme is designed to further your clinical knowledge base, as well as practical skills like communication, leadership & business management.

  • Dedicated VetGDP advisers

    Get your veterinary career off to the best start with the help of your VetGDP adviser.

  • Fellow graduates

    You'll have the chance to share your experience with other graduates and build up your very own support network.

Meet our graduates

Carrie Daly

Graduate vet at Coombefield Veterinary Hospital in Devon

Massimo Colombaroli

Graduate vet at Wards Veterinary Centre in Elgin

Patricia Astelean

Graduate vet at Deepdale Veterinary Centre in Bedford

Join the academy today

If our Graduate Academy sounds like the place for you, just follow these simple steps
  • Tell us your preferred location/practice

    Select a practice dependent on your preferences or apply without a specific location

  • Complete your application 

    Upload your CV and we’ll ask a few questions about your interests, experiences and background

  • We'll be in touch

    Once we have received your application, we will be in touch to arrange an initial interview
     

    Sorry, applications are now closed for 2021.

Frequently asked questions

No. If your practice provides their own out-of-hours care, you’ll be eased into it by your clinical coach. You won’t be placed on the OOH rota alone until your clinical coach signs you off to be able to do so.
Absolutely! Many of our graduates do this. We have 7 different streams for graduates in a variety of pure and mixed roles.
The choice is yours. Our group spans across 10 European countries, so there are plenty of options. In your application, you can apply for one specific practice or a number of practices in your preferred area. We’ll discuss the available vacancies with you and contact the relevant practices to arrange an interview.
Yes. We have a process in place for internal transfers.
Graduates usually spend 12 days a year attending our CPD programmes, which include a variety of wet lab sessions, practical workshops and seminars on a range of topics.
Absolutely! We are proud to welcome applicants from overseas, whether in Europe or further afield. So long as you’re eligible to register with the RCVS, we look forward to hearing from you. We can also support you with visa sponsorship.

Further questions about the academy?

Get in touch

If you have any questions that haven't been answered here, just send us an email:

GATalent@ivcevidensia.com

We'll aim to get back to you within 5 working days

Still at university?

If you're studying to be a vet, we offer EMS placements at a variety of different practices across the UK.