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Small Animal Graduate Veterinary Surgeon Newton Abbot 2024

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 Kingsteignton Veterinary Practice PSS Accredited

Kingsteignton Vets is a wonderful practice located in the small town of Kingsteignton which is close to Newton Abbot, Torquay and Abbotkerswell is a small village a few miles away. Dartmoor is around a 15-minute drive and beaches are a similar distance away. For culture and city events we have Exeter about 20 minutes away and Plymouth 30 minutes.

We have two fantastic sites and across both sites we have digital x-ray, dental x-ray facilities and ultrasound. Our Kingsteignton practice has an exotic incubator. Our South Devon (Abbotskerswell) PSS Accredited Veterinary hospital branch also has a CT scanner, endoscopy (flexible and rigid) and specialist ophthalmic equipment including phacoemulsification and laparoscopic spay

We have 6 Vets and 10 Nurses across our two sites. We also have certificate holders over our two sites in Ophthalmology, Surgery and Cardiology. We have monthly practice meetings where everyone is encouraged to attend, and the practice is closed for a short time to allow all staff to be available. We have work emails and a support group on What's App so that staff can socialise or chat outside of work if wanted. A weekly update email usually scheduled to ensure that staff are kept up to date.

Step into a supportive start

Your normal hours of work will be 35-40 hours per week over 4 or 5 days per week, between 8am till 18.30pm. One Saturday every 6 weeks and no OOH!

We have one Vet who has to complete their VetGDP training and who is an experienced mentor. Several more of our Vets have many years of experience and are happy to support a new graduate with skills such as consulting and communication and surgical experience. The teams at each site are friendly and often meet up outside of work. Study towards a Certificate, (or CPD outside of Certificate study) would be funded by the practice. We also run occasional in house CPD sessions which all vets are invited and encouraged to attend. We are happy to discuss any CPD plans according to an individual's requirements.

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
  • 5 weeks holiday every year, not including bank holidays, plus 1 day birthday leave
  • 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 like VDS and BVA
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