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Graduate Veterinary Surgeon - Graduate Development Programme

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Vets for Pets

1mo ago

💼 Graduate Job


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  • The ideal candidate for this Graduate Veterinary Surgeon position should be a recent/new graduate or have at least 2 years of experience in veterinary medicine. They should be interested in joining an award-winning graduate scheme and have a full-time availability.
  • The Graduate Veterinary Surgeon on the Graduate Development Programme at Vets for Pets will receive support and mentorship to realize their potential, with a focus on work/life balance. They will gain experience caring for pets and building their own client base under the guidance of a dedicated team, with no sole charge until they are ready. The program offers a generous starting salary, regular reviews, CPD opportunities, wellbeing support, and social activities.

Graduate Job



  • This role is a excellent opportunity to pursue your area of clinical interest- whether that’s Dermatology, Ophthalmology, ECC, Feline medicine, General Practice or something else…


  • Leeds Birstall 24/7 hospital is looking for a recent/new graduate or 2 years qualified vet to join their team and our award-winning graduate scheme on a full-time basis. So, if you’ve taken some time out, looking to switch schemes or just completed a graduate scheme, our supportive training programme could be the answer.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • With genuine support and emphasis on your wellbeing, you can realise and maintain your full potential in an environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance too. You’ll be supported from day one by a dedicated mentor/Vet GDP Advisor, you’ll also be able to take paid leave to attend the varied CPD programme designed by vets specifically for new graduates. As you build your confidence in caring for pets and their owners, you’ll grow your own client base and see the continuity of cases with the support of your wider team. You won’t be in sole charge of cases until you’re ready.
  • As a standard on the Graduate Development Programme we offer a 2 year programme with no financial tie-ins, a generous starting salary (depending on experience), with reviews each year on programme, 10-12 clinical/non-clinical structure CPD days a year with covered travel costs, access to wellbeing support and free membership of wellbeing app and support with practice transfer should the need to arise. We also arrange fun social activities where you can engage with your fellow graduates!


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • • 2 year programme, no financial/contractual tie-ins
  • • Guaranteed starting salary of at least £35,500 rising after each year on Programme
  • • Professional memberships paid – practice dependent
  • • Exclusive lifestyle and shopping discounts with up to 30% off at Pets at Home, Pet Plan insurance discount, cycle to work scheme and more 
  • • Approximately 10 paid CPD days (clinical & non-clinical) per year
  • • Dedicated Vet GDP Advisor in practice and access to wellbeing support
  • • Fully funded London Vet Show tickets during the 2nd year on programme
  • • Access to our clinical academy for further development after programme completion
  • • Relocation and immigration support for overseas candidates - relocation packages from within or outside the UK, including visa sponsorship if wanted (we’re an A+ rated sponsor) – practice dependent