Brilliant Futures

The IVC Evidensia Graduate Programme can provide you with the very best start to your brilliant veterinary career, equipping you with the tools, experience and support you require to excel. Our Graduate Programme is an industry leading two-year CPD programme designed to further graduates’ clinical skills as well as practical skills, including communication, leadership, and business management. You’ll have access to 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.
Our bespoke programme includes:
  • Structured induction
  • Several clinical and lecture-based CPD events delivered online and in-person across Europe
  • Support of a dedicated practice-based Vet GDP Advisor or Academy Clinical Coach
  • Networking opportunities and events, building professional relationships that will last a lifetime
  • Additional skills exchange partnership programmes
  • International Congress
  • Year 1 salary of £34k, increasing in year 2
  • No financial tie in
  • 5 weeks holiday every year, not including bank holidays, plus 1 day’s birthday leave
  • Pawsome benefits and rewards scheme, plus discounted pet care
  • Professional memberships – IVC Evidensia cover the cost of your RCVS renewal fees and other memberships.

Continued learning and development

We ensure our graduates are supported throughout their veterinary career by creating further learning and development programmes for all our small animal, farm and equine colleagues. Many of these programmes are led by the appropriate Clinical Boards and offer blended programmes tailored to support our GP Vets.
You’ll have access to our Quality Improvement Programme and our Infection Prevention and Control programme. As well as access to Vetlexicon, our online encyclopaedia provider and E-library (online journal access for some countries)

Frequently asked questions

Yes. We have a process in place for internal transfers.
Absolutely! Many of our graduates do this. We have 7 different streams for graduates in a variety of pure and mixed roles.
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! 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.
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.
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.
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.

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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.

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Join Our Graduate Academy today

Find the perfect start to your veterinary career by following these simple steps
  • Complete your application form

  • 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.

Apply to our Graduate Academy

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

Still at university?

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

We’ll support you every step of the way

  • 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

    When you join, you’ll be assigned a dedicated VetGDP adviser who'll always be on hand to help and get your veterinary career off to the right start.

  • Peer to peer support

    You'll have the chance to share your experiences with other graduates and build up your very own support network. Plus, our International Congress offers you the chance to engage with your future colleagues from across Europe.

  • Research funding

    All graduate vets in our programme can apply for research funding to help support their passions.

  • Non-accidental injury support

    We know how distressing NAI cases can be to identify and report so we ensure all vets are given full support and training on how to handle these cases.

  • Care Fund

    You will receive £1000 to spend through the IVC Evidensia Care Fund, an initiative to improve both staff and animal wellbeing by providing the best possible care to assist pets and owners in financially difficult times.