CVS New Graduate Vet Programme 2022 - Small Animal - Autumn/Winter start

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Opportunities available across the UK
Opportunities available across the UK, United Kingdom
Starting salary of £32000.00
15 Jun 2022
17 Aug 2022
CVS Group 2022 New Graduate Vet Programme - Small Animal - Autumn/Winter start

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

The CVS New Graduate Programme is tailor-made, offering you the right support network in practice by ensuring you have an experienced clinical mentor working alongside you in your practice. In addition you will attend dedicated Continued Professional Development (CPD) days, supporting the development of your clinical skills and non-clinical skills, including self-leadership, teamwork, wellbeing, resilience and business, whilst also providing the opportunity for you to share experiences with fellow graduates.

We have over 500 practice sites across the UK and have some fantastic openings at our practices for the 2022 Graduate Programme.

We are extremely proud of the CVS Graduate Programme and have supported over 750 brilliant graduates since the programme began in 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. We are confident that 2022 will be even better, read on to find out more…

You have the opportunity to attend Winter Camp

The Winter Camp will:
  • enable us to meet our new graduates in person so that we can welcome you to CVS
  • allow our new graduates to practice key day-one skills and re-visit essential knowledge
  • bring graduates together so they get to know 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

Here is some feedback from our Vets that attended our Summer and Winter Camps last year

“I've really enjoyed the Summer Camp 2021. It's been a great way of being eased into the working world from being a student to a fully-fledged vet”

“It was a great opportunity to meet other people in the same position as me and talk through everything about being a new grad”

“I found the Summer Camp 2021 really helpful. I feel a lot more confident now going into practice”

These are just some of the benefits of the programme
  • Salary of £32,000 which increases at the end of year 1 to £35,000 and £38,000 at the end of year 2
  • Paid to attend Winter Camp- all travel, accommodation and subsistence costs associated will be covered by CVS
  • 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.
  • 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 £5000!
  • Fully funded visas - for more information about the support we can provide to our overseas vets please click here CVS | Careers (

This is what to do now

To take your first steps onto the CVS Graduate Programme, please select ‘apply now' and let us know where in the UK and at which of our practices you would like to work.

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