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 @ Grove Lodge Vets

Grove Lodge is a multidisciplinary practice with a wealth of experience. We are passionate about providing the very best veterinary care for our patients. We are close to the sea and the Southdowns national park. Fabulous transport links to London. Gatwick airport is easily accessible. Close to Brighton, a vibrant city with a great choice of restaurants, bars, theatres and nightlife.

We invest in both our team and our equipment. Practice facilities and equipment include CT, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy, Echocardiology/ ECG, Laser, Endoscopy, fully equiped lab, Imagyst machine, digital x-ray and dental x-ray, routine multiparameter monitoring and active warming. Continued professional development is encouraged. We have certificate holders in Cardiology, Small Animal Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Small Animal Surgery, Dentistry and Oral and Opthalmology. Many of our Vets completed their certificates while at the practice.

We have a really supportive and proactive team made up of 15 Vets including a dedicated Dental Vet and 21 Nurses and we are a nurse training centre. The majority of the Nurses are based at the hospital. There is also a Nursing team at our 3 surgical branches. We are always wanting the best outcomes for our hospitalised Medicine and Surgical cases. We have wellbeing champions within the practice and hold both a summer and Christmas practice event to allow everyone to have fun with their colleagues and let their hair down.

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 Saturday rota. We are a host practice for VetsNow. Therefore, there is no requirement for any of our team to work nights, Sunday or Bank Holidays.

We have three GDP advisors within the practice who will be allocated individually to each graduate. You will be given time at both our main hospital as well as one of the larger surgical branches. There will always be support on site. We have a hugely experienced Nursing team who are invaluable in helping to support our graduates. We understand how important those first few years in practice are. We want to support and grow you into the best Vet you can possibly be. With so much experience and certificate holders within the practice there is always someone who will be able to help and support
with those tricky cases.

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.