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New Graduate Vet with an interest in exotics - The Vet

New or Recent Graduate Vet with an interest in exotics– The Vet, Portsmouth   

Are you looking for a complete graduate programme, designed by experienced vets, which will fully support you in your first years in practice?

Are you looking for a graduate programme that offers you tailored support, development and CPD?

Are you looking for a programme that offers you the right support network and clinical mentoring in your practice, as well as dedicated CPD days throughout the year - CPD days that allow you to share experiences with fellow graduates, whilst also supporting you with clinical skills, business insight, wellbeing support and resilience techniques from the start?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us at The Vet in Portsmouth.   

We are a well equipped, modern and purpose built single site practice and you will form part of a very supportive 4 Vet team.

We are seeking a new or recent graduate Vet with an interest in exotics to join the team and help us manage our expanding exotics caseload alongside our companion animal work.  The ideal applicant will be an excellent communicator who enjoys working in a busy but fun environment.

This is a full time role based on a 4 day week and you will work 1 in 4 Saturdays.   

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 to join our team at The Vet Portsmouth please select ‘apply now'



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The Vet Portsmouth
Unit 5 Portsmouth Retail Park, Binnacle Way, Portsmouth, UK, PO6 4FG
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  • Application Closing Date:
    30 September 2021
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