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New Graduate Vet - Cedar Veterinary Group

Practice Site:
  • Cedar (Ringwood)

We are an established, friendly veterinary practice offering a high quality work environment for vets with branches in Ringwood, Ferndown and Verwood. We have a friendly and supportive team comprised of eight vets who are supported by a large team of nurses and receptionists.

Calling all New Graduate Vets!


Here at Cedar Veterinary Group we are looking for a new graduate Vet to join our established and friendly team!

Cedar Vets is situated in the beautiful New Forest National Park with a wonderful coastline close by, and good links to London and Southampton.  Our location attracts people who love the outdoors, whether for walking, cycling, horse-riding or sailing and other water sports.  For those who enjoy a more sedentary lifestyle, we are spoilt for good pubs and restaurants, and even have the Ringwood brewery 2 minutes from the practice! Our established practice has an excellent local reputation and we have  achieved the ‘outstanding' RCVS award in client service at all 3 of our branches. We have our main hospital in Ringwood and branch surgeries in Verwood and Ferndown which hold our team of 8 vets who are supported by our experienced nursing team and receptionists, all of whom share our passion for the provision of high standards of veterinary care for our patients.  These high standards are facilitated by generous variable length consultation times and ample opportunity to work-up cases to the full. 

We are extremely proud to be able to offer the CVS Graduate Programme which has supported over 500 brilliant graduates via the programme since 2015. We are always learning and working 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.  

At CVS, with people are at the heart of our strategy, we endeavour to provide our colleagues with the best possible experience and provide them with all the support they will need to not only cope but to thrive in their roles.

This is what some of our vets on the CVS Graduate Programme say:

 “Throughout my first year as a new graduate on the CVS Graduate Scheme I have felt very supported both in my practice and externally through being a part of CVS. The practical CPD we get to do is definitely my favourite part as it also provides an opportunity to network with other fellow graduates while covering some essential topics for first opinion practice. I would highly recommend the programme to any new graduate as it provides a supported and structured start into your veterinary career.”

 “My favourite part of working as a new graduate vet for CVS are the opportunities offered by such a large cooperation. The experience and possibilities are great when you are trying to find your own path according to your passion.  The CPD offered is also invaluable and there is a great support network.”

These are just some of the benefits of joining us:

  • Salary of £31,000 which increases to £33,500 at the end of year 1 and £36,500 at the end of year 2
  • No financial tie-in beyond completion of the programme.
  • Professional memberships (RCVS & VDS).
  • 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
  • 10 CPD days a year covering both clinical and non-clinical skills and tailored to your clinical role, whether it be dedicated small animal, farm animal or mixed practice.
  • A committed and trained clinical buddy working alongside you in practice, with regular meetings to support your transition from student to qualified vet.
  • Workplace pension scheme.
  • Discounted pet treatments.
  • 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.
  • Performance bonus scheme.
  • Opportunity to enrol onto the country's first Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Veterinary) degree programme in conjunction with Nottingham Vet School – providing you with both a masters qualification and certAVP
  • Internal transfers – with a network of over 500 practices we can support you should you need to relocate
  • Recommend a Friend: Financial bonus up to £1000!


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To take your first steps onto the CVS Graduate Programme and joining our team at Cedar Veterinary Group the please click "apply now"

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Cedar (Ringwood)
69 Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH24 1DH
  • Salary:
    Attractive Salary + Benefits
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    Cedar Veterinary Group
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  • Application Closing Date:
    30 September 2021
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