The UK is still ‘open for business’ and welcomes vets from across the world

IVC Evidensia, Europe’s largest veterinary group, is focused on growing our diverse teams. Our international talent partners and HR teams are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way as you embark on your journey to an exciting career in the UK.

We are proactively recruiting vets by helping anyone wanting to work in the UK with sponsorship and support throughout the process.

With opportunities throughout our network of over 1,000 clinics across the UK, we are sure to have the right opportunity for you. We are passionate about sharing knowledge and experience across the group.

Grow your career with IVC Evidensia

With practices across the UK, we are always looking for like-minded people to join our teams. Exciting job opportunities for vets come in many different forms at IVC Evidensia.

We’re committed to supporting our staff and helping every team member develop and progress throughout their career.

Frequently asked questions

  • If you are not eligible for EU settlement, you will require a visa to work in the UK
  • You can work for IVC Evidensia if you have a Youth Mobility Scheme visa or we can sponsor you on a Skilled Worker Visa
  • Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme
To qualify for a Skilled Worker visa, you must:
  • Have a job offer from a UK employer that is an approved sponsor (IVC Evidensia is an approved Sponsor)
  • Be issued a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer
  • Be paid the minimum salary of £26,000 based on a 39 hour week and on the shortage occupation list
  • Prove you can read, write, speak and understand English to the required level (proof is in the form of particular tests, qualifications or being National of specific countries)
  • The visa is points based and you must score 70 points across the above categories in order to be successful
  • The skilled worker visa can last for up to 5 years. After this time you may be able to apply to extend or you will be eligible to apply to settle permanently in the UK. This gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like, and apply for benefits if you’re eligible.
You must apply online and how you apply depends on whether you’re:
  • Outside the UK and are coming to the UK
  • Inside the UK and extending your current visa or switching form a different visa
  • You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your start date
  • As part of your application, you’ll need to prove your identity and provide your documents. How you do this depends on where you’re from and what type of passport you have
  • Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within:
    • 3 weeks, if you’re outside the UK
    • 8 weeks, if you’re inside the UK
  • You can include your partner and children in your application to stay in the UK if they are eligible
You, your partner or children will each need to:
  • pay the application fee (standard fee ranges from £464 to £1408 depending on your circumstances) The majority of EU countries are eligible for reduced fees too.
  • pay the healthcare surcharge for each year of your stay (usually £624 per year)
  • prove you have enough personal savings (usually have at least £1270 available and have done for 28 days prior to your application)

Any further questions?

Get in touch

We’re here to help you every step of the way of through the sponsorship process and we look forward to helping start your new career in the UK with us!

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Would you like to join us?

Join in the UK, or take your passion for pets across Europe! IVC Evidensia now operates in several European countries, which brings lots of opportunities for our dedicated staff.