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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 @ Abington Park Vets

We are a gold standard practice located in Northampton. Northampton is close to London and Birmingham (less than an hour on the train) cost of living is cheaper than other areas. Close to Rushden lakes shopping centre for designer wares. Northamptonshire may not have mountains or the sea but has an abundance of rolling countryside, riverside walks and chocolate box houses in this area.

We are a large team with 13 full time Vets and we are used to taking on numerous new graduates, with a very good new graduate program. Each new graduate will have a senior Vet assigned to them to help them with their decision making, surgical skills and as pastoral support. Time is set every week to go over challenges faced. We have certificate holders within the team in Cardiology, Feline Medicine, Endoscopy, Endosurgery, Dentistry and Surgery.

We have amazing facilities and equipment which include an onsite CT scanner, visiting MRI scanner, digital x-rays, advanced ultrasound including echocardiology, endoscopy, laparoscopic equipment, vivarium and harmonic sheers. We have a large caseload for high end procedures such as TPLO, total hip replacements, PRP injections, endoscopic surgery, chemotherapy and hospitalising exotics.

Step into a supportive start

Your normal hours of work are 40 hours per week, 5 days a 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. The rota operates Monday to Friday inclusive. In addition, you may also be required to participate in a weekend rota.

Being a large hospital and busy first opinion practice we have a lot of interesting cases to see but you will have a lot of support to ensure you are confident and comfortable in treating a wide range of cases right from the beginning. With four dedicated new graduate advisors at the practice, you will be supported in your clinical decisions. You will have your own in patients and surgical days from the beginning with whatever support is needed. Rotating between both our sites will be needed to experience the wide variety of cases and hospitalised care. Once the new graduate program is completed Vets often go onto completing certificates in their chosen discipline. Shadowing our referral department will enable you to decide what part of Veterinary Medicine you wish to follow.

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.