Are you looking for a complete two-year graduate programme, designed by experienced vets, which will fully support you? If so, you have come to the right place!

The CVS New Graduate Programme is tailor made for you, offering you the right support and training network and ensuring you have an experienced clinical mentor working alongside you in your practice. Our focus is on your development – we will ensure you get the best start to your career. The training offered in our programme is designed to help you grow and develop confidence. There is nothing to pass and you are not assessed or tied in.

We will deliver to you over £6,000 worth of dedicated Continued Professional Development (CPD), supporting your development of clinical and non-clinical skills. This will all start with our industry leading Onboarding Phase.

We are extremely proud of our longstanding CVS Graduate Programme and have supported well over 1200 brilliant graduates with the programme since 2012. We are always learning and work hard to constantly evolve the programme each year – in order to provide you with the best support and opportunity for your first years in practice. Throughout the two years, the training options open wider for you, giving you the freedom to pick and choose the areas you want to progress in, and at the end you will automatically continue in your permanent role with us.

We have over 500 practice sites across the UK and have some fantastic openings at our practices for the 2023 and 2024 Graduate Programme.

You will start your New Graduate Career with an Onboarding Phase which includes a Residential.

The Residential will

  • Enable us to meet you in person so that we can welcome you to CVS
  • Allow you to practice key day-one skills and re-visit essential knowledge
  • Bring you together with other CVS new graduates, so that you can get to know some of your new colleagues and have a peer-support network right from the start
  • Provide you with the opportunity to learn about CVS and how our practices operate

These are just some of the benefits of joining us as a New Graduate Vet:

  • Paid Onboarding Phase which includes a Residential
  • Attractive starting salary which increases at both the end of year 1 and at the end of year 2
  • No financial tie-in during or after the programme
  • Professional memberships (RCVS & VDS)
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 365 days a year helpline to support you and your immediate family when you need it the most
  • Discounted UK gym membership with Gym Flex
  • Sharesave scheme
  • EV Car Benefit Scheme
  • Discounted cash and healthcare plan and private healthcare insurance scheme
  • Fully funded visas
  • Up to 7 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays (or equivalent) with our Buy/Sell holiday scheme - allowing you to purchase an additional two weeks of annual leave.  Receive an extra days leave each year in your first 5 years at CVS.
  • Unlimited access to hundreds of free webinars and courses available via Knowledge Hub
  • Discounted pet treatments
  • Internal transfers: with a network of over 500 practices we can support you should you need to relocate
  • CPD valued at over £6,000 with no tie-in or claw back
  • Vet Oracle telephone support service, providing phone access to specialists
  • VetGDP Advisers all additionally trained to support you
  • Regionally based Pastoral Support Vets dedicated to support you
  • Opportunity to attend a Careers Day at the end of the programme to discuss your next steps which may include (if you wish) new training pathways
  • Free access to the full BSAVA online library

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We have opportunities for New Graduate Vets to work within small animal, farm, equine and mixed practice.  To take your first steps onto the CVS Graduate Programme, please search our current graduate opportunities and apply now.

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