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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 Blackheath Vets

Blackheath Vets is based in an excellent location close to the M6 and M5 motorways, within easy access to Birmingham with its train links and the rest of the country as well as two nearby airports. Birmingham is known for the amazing Bullring and Grand Central shopping centre with diverse high-street fashion & household shops. With a fantastic nightlife scene, great restaurants and attractions, you’ll have everyone you need on your doorstep.

We have a loyal client base, and the practice is highly trusted within the local community for providing exceptional veterinary care. Our dedicated, friendly, experienced team of 1 full time Vet, 1 part time Vet, 2 RVN’s, 1 SVN and 1 receptionist pride themselves on providing the best care for pet and client alike. We have the facilities and resources to enable our staff to work in a low stress, well organised, supportive, friendly, family feel atmosphere.

The practice provides a spacious, light and airy perfect working environment with digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscope and in-house lab, ISFM cat friendly clinic and RCVS Accredited. Within our group we have mixed experience and interests with certificate holders or undertaking in surgery, exotics, ECC, imaging, medicine. Visiting Cardiologist. Our nursing team hold advanced Diplomas in a wide variety of areas including anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care, Feline Nursing and behaviour.

Step into a supportive start

Your normal hours of work are 40 hours per week, 4 days a week. Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 6.30pm. You will also be required to participate in a weekend rota which will include working on weekends and bank holidays.

All of our new graduates are teamed up with a senior VetGDP Advisor, who will mentor and guide them throughout the early years of their career. We have several Vets within the group at different stages of their careers who will be happy to share their experiences and vast range of knowledge and accomplishments that the graduate can draw upon.

You will have the time and clinical freedom to fully work up and manage your cases with friendly support available at all times. We will work with you at a pace to suit your needs and help you develop your skills.

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.