Your career with CVS
As part of the UK’s largest veterinary group, we are able to offer excellent career opportunities in all areas of professional animal care, permanent or locum, in locations all over the UK.
Find out how you can advance your career with us by visiting CVS Recruitment for more opportunities.
How to become a veterinary surgeon
There’s a huge amount of competition for veterinary courses in UK universities so competition for places is high. All courses require very good grades at A level, in science subjects and/or maths and you may also be required to do a BMAT (aptitude test) too. You’ll also need to show lots of hands-on animal work experience.
For all the most up to date requirements always look at the university websites and check out RCVS I want to be a vet.
Join the CVS New Graduate Programme
Are you a qualified veterinary surgeon looking for a rewarding and stimulating career?
CVS offers a unique programme for newly qualified veterinary surgeons designed to help you reach your potential while developing the skills you will need to succeed in small animal practice.
As we are the largest veterinary group in the UK, you can be sure you’ll be working with colleagues who share your passion for animals and for providing the best client care. Over the two-year programme, you will be working in successful, well-equipped clinics working with a mentor and experienced teams of vet nurses and receptionists. Our new graduates develop both clinical and commercial skills.
For more information on how you can build a rewarding long-term career with CVS, visit the CVS Graduate Programme.
How to become a veterinary nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) work with veterinary surgeons to provide expert nursing care for animals. They are an essential part of the team and their work includes doing diagnostic tests, minor surgical procedures and dispensing medication, as well as educating pet owners.
To get on a course, you will need a City & Guilds diploma for veterinary care assistants (or equivalent) and you may need A levels in Chemistry and Biology. Lots of work experience will also help your application.
Find out more at RCVS I want to be a veterinary nurse.
Your career as a CVS vet nurse
CVS offers a supportive student veterinary nurse training programme through colleges and universities that offer qualifications approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), linked to CVS veterinary practices. Each practice training a student veterinary nurse has a clinical coach who will support the student throughout their training, reviewing progress.
Once qualified, vet nurses can progress their careers and learn specialist skills by enrolling on our online MiNurse Academy training platform. The four modules are: Advanced Medicine; Advanced Surgery; Emergency and Critical Care and the Clinical Nurse Practitioner.
Find out more about MiNurse Academy.