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 @ Kernow Veterinary Group

Kernow Vets is a wonderful practice located in Cornwall which is a great place to be at any time of the year. Your playground is on your doorstep with opportunities to develop hobbies and sporting interest on the land or sea. An abundance of theatres and music venues/festivals. Good airport links from Newquay or Exeter as well as train links.

We have a strong history in providing the ideal environment for new graduates to thrive in which ever disciplines interest them and the support will be tailored to the individual.

We have a friendly, supportive and vibrant team of 25 FTE Vets and 30 FTE Nurses. Our team have a wide age range with a number of experienced Vets combined with a strong core of colleagues up to five years qualified. Our team socialise as team as well as with other local practices to provide the all-important work-life balance.

The role can be tailored to your interest with the practice carrying out Small Animal, Farm and Equine work from dedicated departments.
We have modern and very well-equipped practices with equipment including endoscopy, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, echocardiography, laser physiotherapy, acupuncture and orthopedics. Within the team, we have a certificate in Small Animal Surgery, a certificate in Dermatology, a certificate in Behaviour as well as two Vets working towards certificates in Emergency and Critical Care & Opthalmology.

Step into a supportive start

Your normal hours of work are 40 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.

Individualized support in which ever discipline(s) you choose (SA, EQ, FA). Our graduates enjoy their work and the environment that is provided at Kernow with many further developing their careers with us. Further post-graduate development is positively encouraged and supported.

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.


Gain invaluable experience and support from a dedicated mentor who cares about your progression.


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.