Your guide to thrive

The moment you graduate is an exciting time, but there can be uncertainty about what lies ahead - it's a time of big change, and even bigger opportunity. Here at IVC Evidensia, we understand this process well and know the importance of making the most out of those first steps as a new grad vet.

To support you on this phase of your veterinary career, we've gathered the best advice and resources and turned it into a useful guide to assist you during this transitional period. If you're looking for tips for succcess, advice, and support - this is for you.

Whether you need guidance as a new graduate on navigating your first job interview, accessing mental health support as you enter practice, transitioning smoothly into your first full-time position as a vet, or effectively managing student debt, you can find it in our guide to thrive.

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From mental health to managing money, making the most of mentorship and beyond

It’s sadly all too common for vet professionals to overlook their wellbeing in their dedication to caring for animals and their clients. However, it’s crucial to remember that your mental health matters just as much as the health of the patients you’ll treat. Prioritising your well-being isn’t selfish; it’s a necessary act that supports your health.

As a vet student, you’re already aware of the importance of mentorship in your journey to becoming a successful veterinarian. Mentorship provides you with guidance, support, and the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals.

Pursuing higher education for most people means taking on student loans. Managing your student debt can be stressful, so to help you navigate this challenge, we’ve gathered valuable tips and resources.

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Discover exclusive tips from our team and graduates:

"Ask plenty of questions and find out what else the practice has to offer beyond the standard working day. Look at the equipment and facilities available in the practice and also consider the benefits offered by the practice...it’s important to consider the entire package when making your decision."


- Luke McBlain, Graduate vet
 

"At interview talk to us about your interests, your EMS experience, and where you see yourself in the future. Ask questions too! Taking a new job is a big step for everyone, you probably have questions, so do share them."


- Julia Nistor, Talent partner
 

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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