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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 South Wales Vets

We are a supportive, hard working, and friendly practice that aims to deliver the best possible customer service and clinical care to our patients. Our priority is to support all members of the team and provide a good work life balance. We are located in Newport. The cost of living in South Wales is considerably cheaper than some of the big cities.

We are not only close to Cardiff which is an incredible city with amazing pubs and restaurants but also close to the Brecon Beacons national park. There is excellent transport links around Newport and train ride to Cardiff is no more than 20 minutes. We can offer you the feel of a big city without the cost that often comes with living in a big city.

We have a fantastic Vet team of 9 FTE Vets (over 4 sites), 1 Vet with surgical certificate and does Orthopaedics, 1 Vet with a Medicine certificate. We also have a strong, supportive and hard working nursing team that always go the extra mile. We are a busy first opinion practice with an excellent case load for Vets to be able to learn and develop their skills both surgically and medically.

We have in house labs, digital x-ray and a new modern ultra -sound machine. Our practice has recently been fully refurbished and brand new. We take orthopaedic referrals from the local area. We have created a good environment to work in and are always open to input from the team to drive improvement and the practice forward.

Step into a supportive start

Your normal hours of work are 40 hours per week, 4 days a week. Monday to Friday between 08:30am and 7pm. You will be required to work one Saturday morning every 4 weeks. There are no out of hours or bank holidays!

Over the last 6 years we have supported, mentored and tutored at least 6 new grads specifically for the IVC new grad academy but also supported many more Vets at the practice. The new grads have always developed well both surgically and medically and have gone on to become great Veterinary Surgeons by the end of the Grad academy.

Graduates will get the support of two Clinical Directors with 14 years of experience each as well as other senior and experienced Vets and Nurses within the practice. We aim to deliver the best possible experience and support to make the new grad experience as enjoyable as possible. We have nearly 7 years of experience in supporting new graduates at the practice.

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.