Step into a supportive start

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 as a new graduate, 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. If you're looking for a graduate development programme, we offer 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. If you want our support to find the right location for you in our network, you can apply via our form below, or search for specific practices and graduate veterinary roles.

A rewarding career, it’s yours for the taking

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.

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Build lifelong connections

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.

Graduate Veterinary Surgeon jobs

Get started with the IVC Evidensia Graduate Academy

Find the perfect start to your veterinary career by following these simple steps.
  • Complete the application form here
  • 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, a member of Graduate Academy Talent Team will be in touch to arrange an initial interview. If you are flexible on location let us know at this stage, and we'll help you find the perfect practice.
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Frequently asked questions

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.

There are many options out there when it comes to new graduate veterinary jobs. We're proud to offer 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. 

Vet starting salaries vary, our 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. Graduate scheme 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 IVC Evidensia Gradaute Academy scheme 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, you'll get 6.6 weeks of annual leave (including your birthday off as paid leave), 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.  

The annual IVC Evidensia Graduate Academy Congress in 2023 saw over 450 graduates from across 8 countries, come to Birmingham to collaborate and celebrate. Topics covered by lectures included exploring how learning from mistakes is all part of the process of gaining experience as a vet professional, and that having a strong supportive team is crucial. To finish things off, there was a glittering graduate gala dinner for all important down time and socialising. 

Thie diverse mix of sessions coupled with the unique panel discussion format gave graduates an immersive experience with senior vets from across IVC Evidensia also sharing their career journeys of how they got to where they are now, to demonstrate the many paths open within the profession.

This annual event is about connecting with your peers, getting the chance to learn from experienced vets across our network and beyond, and celebrating your successes.

Further questions about the academy?

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

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

Studying at university?

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