At IVC Evidensia we are committed to nurturing the next generation of veterinary talent, that’s why, no matter where your passion in veterinary medicine lies, our Graduate Academy programme offers a comprehensive learning experience to support you in shaping your future.
The IVC Evidensia Graduate Academy programme is a comprehensive 2-year journey designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and dedicated support you need to excel. For graduate vets, this programme offers a fantastic opportunity to shape your career journey, allowing you to further your clinical expertise, expand essential practical skills and be part of an international network of talented veterinary professionals.
You'll build lifelong connections with our global community, gain invaluable experience and support from a dedicated mentor. There’s no financial tie-in, an excellent starting salary which increases as you progress, and the opportunity to be part of a community of skilled veterinary professionals ready to share knowledge and continue to develop together.
Join our Graduate Academy programme, where excellence is cultivated, skills are honed, and lifelong connections are forged. Embark on your veterinary career journey with us, and let's shape your journey and the future of veterinary care together.
At IVC Evidensia, we understand that every graduate vet is unique, we empower you with the knowledge, exposure, and opportunities to unlock your passions and career aspirations. That's why we offer a range of specialised streams within our Graduate Academy programme, ensuring you receive the most valuable and tailored training in your chosen field.
Take your career to the next level with comprehensive learning. Whether your passion lies in small animal care, farm, equine, or a combination of these, we've got you covered.
Discover our full programme to find out more.
Our people are at the very heart of everything that we do. That’s why we have fostered a culture of empowerment and collaboration to provide the platform for our teams to reach their potential. We value the contributions of each individual across our global network, and the vital role that they play in our mission of healthy animals and happy owners.
We are united by our unique values which, influence our decisions, our interactions with our clients, and how we support each other. Our Graduate Academy is testament to our commitment to providing a culture of continuous development and shared experience.
We know that working in the veterinary profession is not simply a job but a vocation, and that the shared experience, connection, and friendships go beyond a career path. That’s why we offer a collective learning experience for our graduates including our Graduate Academy Congress.
The annual two-day Graduate Congress event is a fantastic opportunity to build lifelong connections with fellow graduates, share knowledge, and have a good time. Attendees will benefit from a range of sessions and panel discussions, giving graduates an immersive experience with senior vets from across IVC Evidensia, and their peers. With practical sessions, exhibitors, and much more, it's an opportunity not to be missed.
You can decide between dedicated small animal, farm, or equine streams - or a combination of these.
Whichever option you choose, we've designed a blended learning programme, with in-person development, as well as engaging online content, and the support within your practice and new role that you need to be the best you can be.
You'll benefit from structured formal learning as well as practical experiences, mentorship, and discussions with colleagues.
Being part of the Graduate Academy means being given the tools you need to excel in your career.
As well as the option to choose a programme stream that best suits your career goals, being part of our network means mentorship and peer-to-peer support. You'll have the chance to share your experiences with other graduates and build up your very own support network.
By joining IVC Evidensia you’ll become part of our global network with a huge range of opportunities for your career, with future roles across all disciplines and areas of interest, as well as the chance to do internships and residencies, and even support for certification. We believe in fostering your passion for research, that's why all graduates in our programme can apply for research funding, enabling you to explore your interests and contribute to the field of veterinary medicine.
Plus, our International Congress offers you the chance to engage with colleagues from across Europe.
Graduate salaries start at £34k, combined with a competitive benefits package.
We continually assess and enhance our graduate pay structures to ensure they remain competitive. Salaries are reviewed based on market data, and we aim to provide a financially rewarding start to your career.
We have a broad banding approach to pay for all our team members, allowing flexibility based on location, performance, and individual contribution. This approach ensures fair compensation and supports salary progression alongside career progression. Graduates completing the Academy will transition to the vet pay band, with all the opportunities for salary growth aligned with your skills and experience that entails. All team members also benefit from our annual salary reviews.
In addition to this, youll get five weeks of annual leave (plus bank holidays, and your birthday off!), professional memberships covered, and a range of rewards and benefits, including discounted pet care.
We care about the well-being of our team members, both human and animal, so you'll have access to your individual fund of £1250 as part of the IVC Evidensia Care Fund, to support pets and owners in financial need.
Graduate vet at Coombefield Veterinary Hospital in Devon
Graduate vet at Wards Veterinary Centre in Elgin
Graduate vet at Deepdale Veterinary Centre in Bedford