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 @ Leonard Brothers Veterinary Centre

Our clinic is located in Nantwich, a lovely market town with excellent amenities and services. We have parks, sports clubs, and shops nearby, and great links to Crewe railway station and the M6. Our clinic is situated within walking distance to shops and a large park, and has on site parking. Accommodation in the area ranges from in town to lovely and rural!

Our team consists of 6 Vets, 9 Nurses, 1 student nurse and 2 VCA's. We have an Opthalmology certificate holder, an Orthopaedic certificate holder, a Surgery certificate holder, and Medicine certificate holders. We also have an additional Vet currently studying towards a Medicine certificate. We also have certificate holders in Medicine, Cardiology and Surgery within our group at our sister branch.

Practice facilities include laparoscopic equipment, orthopedics - (TTA, Fracture repair, MLP surgery), soft tissue surgery (enterotomy, GDV, splenectomy, large skin reconstruction techniques, ophthalmology, video otoscope with suction/flushing, rhinoscope, digital and dental x-ray machine (equipped with SignalPet for interpretation), ultrasound and an operating microscope. All patients monitored with multiparameter machines. Nurses familiar with CRI medications to allow excellent multimodal analgesia protocols.

Step into a supportive start

Your normal hours of work are 38 hours per week, 4 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 and/or an out of hour.

Our new graduate would be supported by a talented and passionate VetGDP advisor, who will provide valuable opportunities for our graduate to grow and build their confidence within their role. The rest of the team are very experienced with Vet students and graduates and know that support comes from all team members. We always value input from our recent graduates in ways to improve the next graduates experience and will constantly re-evaluate our processes to fit the new graduates needs. We are proud to have retained our recent graduates, with one already working on a certificate. We also have historic graduates who have gone on to residencies and become specialists. They now tell their students how marvellous their time with us was.

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.