Shape your journey!

No matter where your passion in veterinary medicine lies, the IVC Evidensia Graduate Academy programme offers a comprehensive and tailored learning experience to support you in achieving your potential. Are you a recent or soon-to-be veterinary graduate looking to embark on a successful and fulfilling career in veterinary medicine?

Shape your journey to veterinary excellence with our Graduate Academy programme. Unlock your potential through practical and online CPD courses and development opportunities. Feel empowered with mentor and well-being support, alongside a host of benefits and rewards. Find support and inspiration, with our global network of peers and professionals ready and waiting to welcome you.

Join us on this exciting journey, and let's shape the future of veterinary care together.

Unlock your passions at Glenshane Veterinary Clinics

Glenshane Vets are a first opinion, mixed practice located in the fantastic city of Londonderry. Londonderry is a great location, in the middle of the Sperrin mountains. It is about 40 minute drive from the local airports, glamorous Belfast/Derry city entertainment and our stunning North Coast and Glens. There is good public transport available, and we have gorgeous hiking areas, good sport clubs, leisure centres and decent shopping centres in our area.

We have a great team which include 4 FTE Vets and 6 FTE Nurses, and we are truly a work family. Everyone is supportive of everyone, and we are lucky to enjoy each other’s company also outside work. Most of staff has been with the practice long time and we are blessed to have little turnover of staff. The team engages with the community by raising money for the chosen charities.

At the same time as raising money, we also do team building through team events like Belfast Marathon relay, MacMillan Mighty hike, Hyrox, climbing the Seven Seven Mourne Mountains, etc. Bi-monthly clinical staff meetings help with clinical governance and addressing issues that have arisen within the team. The clinical directors/practice manager/line manager have an open-door policy for anyone within the team.

Practice facilities include Idexx Lab station, microscope, Ovocyte, x-ray, dedicated ultrasound machines available for farm and companion animals, endoscope, multiparameter anesthetic monitoring, Ram Fertility testing, cattle crush/pens and calf/small ruminant operating table and horse stock. As mentioned previously, referral is often not an option, so between the farm and small animal Vets we perform a lot of internal meds work ups/surgeries except for spine and thoracic surgery and very complicated fractures.

Step into a supportive start

Your normal hours of work are 40 hours per week. Due to the particular needs of the business we need to operate a rota system, therefore there are no normal times of work applicable to you and your daily hours, start and finish times will vary from time to time on a rota system. You are required to participate in a weekend rota and an out of hours on call rota.

Caseload split of 65% Farm, 30% Small Animal and 5% Equine. Company vehicle provided for business purposes and personal use.

We are IVC Evidensia

We are committed to supporting you in shaping your journey to reach your potential, whatever your career aims. That’s why, our graduate academy programme has been developed to offer you:

  • Comprehensive learning
    • Take your career to the next level with our comprehensive blended learning programme, with a choice of streams to fit your career dreams.
  • Global Network
    • Build lifelong connections with our global community of veterinary professionals, and the opportunity to work at locations across our network as your career progresses.
  • CPD and development
    • Unlock your passions with exciting CPD and development opportunities, including access to apply for the IVC Evidensia Research Fund.
  • Support
    • Gain invaluable experience and support from a dedicated mentor who cares about your progression.
  • Wellbeing
    • Feel empowered with our wellbeing support offering.

Benefits

Discover a host of benefits and rewards, including a competitive salary starting from £34k. A rewarding career – it’s yours for the taking. We offer excellent employee benefits, as we believe that our people do their best work when they feel comfortable, nurtured, and valued:

  • Year 1 salary from £34,000 increasing in year 2
  • No financial tie-in
  • 6.6 weeks holiday per year
  • 1 paid day off for your birthday
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health and wellbeing – you’ll get free eye tests and discounted gym membership.
  • ‘Pawsome’ benefits and rewards scheme, plus a great discount on pet care
  • Employee assistance programme - we all have times in our life when we need a little extra support, which is why we offer a comprehensive employee assistance programme, including access to support.
  • Professional memberships – we cover the cost of your RCVS renewal fees and other memberships.

We know how committed you’ve been throughout your studies now let us help you create the perfect launch pad to a bright career. Join us on this exciting journey, and let's shape the future of veterinary care together.

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.