Veterinary Surgeon on the Graduate Programme

Surgery Information / Job Description

Our two-year Graduate Development Programme, designed by vets with extensive practice and industry experience, puts you at its centre. It is specially designed to help you develop your medical, surgical and softer skills such as communication, team work and leadership allowing you to train on the job with experienced and supportive Veterinary Partners as well as take paid leave to attend specialist CPD events over the course of the two years. 

With a role in one of our Graduate training practices, you’ll train on the job at a pace that works for you, you’ll have support from day one from your graduate buddy, the 1,000+ vets within our online, clinical community and your dedicated mentor who will guide you through every step of your professional development, you’ll build - at your pace - your own client base and see the continuity of cases with the support of your wider team, you’ll only be sole charge when you’re ready.  
We aim to find you a role that fits you, in terms of location and culture fit. There are Vets4Pets and Companion Care practices across the country of all shapes and sizes, owned and run by our Joint Venture Partners (JVPs). 
If you need any further information about the programme, please don't hesitate to contact our graduate team on 01367 820820, or email

Person Specification

If you have graduated in the last year, with a relevant veterinary degree, and share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service, then we would love to hear from you!


The Vet Graduates enrolled on our programme benefit from: 
  • A dedicated mentor who will be there to guide you through every step of your professional development
  • A permanent full-time job as a vet in one of our practices
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Day-to-day support from the senior vet/partner(s) and Support Office Learning and Development team colleagues
  • Regular CPD events
  • BVA membership
  • Tickets to the London Vet Show including accommodation
  • Expenses paid for accommodation and travel to all graduate events and sessions  
Examples of CPD areas we have delivered:
  • Managing the Consultation 
  • Rabbits and Small Furries 
  • Practical Dentistry Tooth Extractions 
  • Canine and Feline Emergency Care 
  • Practical Reptiles and Exotics 
  • Practical Derm School 
  • Practical Ophthalmic Emergencies 
  • Orthopaedics and Imaging Day 
  • Surgical Tour of the Abdomen 
  • Practical Introduction to Ultrasound 
  • Complaint Handling 
  • Bereavement Handling 
  • Management and Leadership 
  • Health & Safety and Handling Stress in the Workplace 

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