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 @ Kenwyn Veterinary Centre

The practice is situated on the edge of Truro, with good travel links including Newquay Airport with direct flights to most big UK and European cities, as well as European holiday destinations. Truro is also on the West Coast main line with regular direct trains to London. Truro is Cornwall's only city and is the primary shopping, entertainment and cultural hub with good sport facilities and the beautiful and varied Cornish countryside on the doorstep. Cornwall has world renowned beaches, both for scenery and watersports, being the UK's top surf spot. You are never far from the coast in our part of the world!

Whilst most of our work is ambulatory, we have the facilities to admit patients for further examination and procedures at the practice. We use an Equinosis 'Q' lameness detection system to assist in lameness work-ups at the practice, where we have a sand school, paddock and stabling for hospitalisation of more intensive cases. We currently run a mobile CR X-ray unit, with plans to upgrade to DR this year. We use the XV3 ultrasound scanning unit for tendon/abdo/repro scanning which is also fully mobile. We also have access to a laser surgery unit. On the farm side we use Easyscans and Easyscan Go ultrasound scanners and have an on-site large animal crush for standing surgery, with loose boxes and calf/sheep pens. We use an electroejaculator with bull and ram probes for farm fertility work.

Step into a supportive start

Your normal hours of work are 40 hours per week, 5 days a week. Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 17:30. You are also required to participate in an out of hours on-call rota which will include working on weekends and bank holidays.

Our graduates become part of the team from day one. Initially they will shadow one of the other Vets on calls to get used to the area, meet some clients and develop an understanding of how the practice operates. When they feel ready, they begin taking their own visits, although these are fully backed up by another vet to provide instant support where required. As their confidence builds, we encourage taking on more complex procedures and investigations where appropriate and in line with the Graduate Academy training, so they can put their learned theory into practice as soon as possible to cement their understanding.

Caseload split of 50% Equine and 50% Farm.

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 to year 2
  • No financial tie-in
  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • 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.