Small Animal Graduate Veterinary Surgeon Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2024

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Newcastle upon Tyne

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 Moorview Vets Backworth

Our wonderful practice is located in a beautiful part of the North East of England. We are lucky to be close to the captivating Northumberland coast, surrounded by miles of unspoiled beaches whilst also being conveniently located within striking distance of vibrant Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Our team is a powerhouse, comprising 18 Vets, 17 RVNs, 4 SVNs, 3 ACAs and 18 dedicated support staff. Our RVNs are well-equipped, trained in schedule 3 procedures, and some have further qualifications in Behaviour, Emergency and Critical Care, and Feline Nursing. We take pride in our multiple certificate holders in ECC, Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Dentistry. Plus, we're thrilled to have a Vet who specializes in Advanced Rabbit and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include on-site CT, direct digital x-ray, two dental suites with x-ray, laparoscopy, endoscopy, and ultrasound with doppler capabilities. One of our medicine certificate holders carries out cardiac work-ups including echocardiography and ECG.

We aim to keep procedures in house and have surgeons who can perform orthopaedics and major soft tissue surgeries. We have a fantastic nursing team who ensure all anaesthetics are performed to a high standard with routine multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring, use of active warming and IVFT and multimodal analgesia, including epidurals and nerve blocks where appropriate.

Step into a supportive start

Your normal hours of work are 40 hours per week, 4 days a week. Monday to Friday between 8am and 7pm. You will also be required to participate in a weekend rota and/or an out of hours on-call rota which will include working on weekends and bank holidays.

As a team, we ensure our graduates get a high level of support from day 1. Each graduate has a dedicated clinical coach and, as well as clinical time working alongside each other, dedicated catch up time on a weekly basis to discuss any worries and talk though any ongoing cases.

Consults are initially 30 minutes for all appointments to allow plenty of time to perform the consult and seek advice from a colleague if needed. There is never any sole charge when operating and the graduate would only start sole consulting at a branch once both the graduate and their clinical coach were happy with this.

Operating is also well supported with another Vet having time dedicated to teaching new procedures until graduates are confident and there is always someone around to ask for support.

Due to the wealth of experience we have within the team, once graduates gain experience and develop specific areas of interest, we are able to cultivate these and develop further skills. We actively encourage further training, such as certificates.

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.

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