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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 at Bilton Veterinary Centre

We are a large single-site practice located in Rugby. Being based in the Midlands, we are very close to motorway networks as well as only 50 mins to London by train. NEC and Birmingham are only 25 minutes away. The practice is within easy reach of Rugby, Leamington and Coventry town centres with the usual range of retail and entertainment outlets.

The countryside is close by as well, with the Cotswolds and Peak District within an hour away. We are surrounded by beautiful local countryside as well with some great opportunities for walking, country pubs, canals, a reservoir and multiple other outdoor adventures. There are multiple opportunities for local sports and social clubs in the area too.

Our wonderful team of 7 Vets and 10 Nurses are all very experienced, even our "youngest Vet" is 6 years qualified. We have a broad base of experience including surgery, orthopaedics, imaging and medicine. Ring-fenced time is available for phone-calls, prescriptions and lab reporting.

One hour a week dedicated to meetings or in-house training. Case discussions are commonplace and encouraged to draw on the wealth of different experiences within the team. Our team is well established with very low staff turnover. Regular social outings along with a great team spirit make the practice fun and educational for someone to start their career.

We have a very well-established and stable client base and our practice is held in high local regard. Nearly all of our clients come to us based on reputation. We strive hard to provide a friendly and professional service to the animals and owners of our area and further afield.

We have 4 operating areas, including two sterile theatres, one dental station and one "prep" station, digital radiography and dental radiography, high standard ultrasound including echocardiography, multiparameter monitoring, extensive in-house laboratory, slit lamp and tonometry for ophthalmology. We have two Vets due to complete their Ophthalmology and Feline Medicine certificates.

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.

We are looking for an additional member of the team that we can help develop to the same level and standard as the rest of our clinical team. We put a lot of emphasis on support, discussions, guidance and teamwork with our staff. Historically, many of our vets have come as new graduates and stayed!

Our ethos is very much that we want you to succeed and excel at your role as this helps with your contribution to our clinical team. Our practice has a varied caseload and you will benefit from a wealth of colleague experience in all clinical areas. We are keen to allow people to develop their own specific areas of interest.

As a new graduate, you can expect longer appointment times, manageable appointment numbers supervised surgical sessions and time set aside for time with your mentor. Also, regular CPD is encouraged and time set aside for your VetGDP program.

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.


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.