Vets working on a Staffordshire bull terrier on an operating table

Veterinary graduate scheme

We offer a fantastic 18 month development programme for talented and hardworking graduate vets, who are passionate about helping pets in need to live happy and healthy lives. 

This graduate placement will be at our well-equipped Grimsby and London hospitals on a rotating basis.

What will I learn?

No two days are the same in our hospitals. We pride ourselves in providing a very high standard of care. Working in a busy and rewarding charity practice you will see a huge diversity of medical and surgical cases – perfect to enhance your learning and grow your knowledge and practical skills.

Throughout your placement you will receive expert support from our large team of vets. You will also work alongside a senior vet, as well as having a dedicated mentor during your time at both our London and Grimsby hospitals.

Why choose Blue Cross?

We’re proud of our superb clinical facilities. These include:

  • two operating theatres
  • digital X-ray
  • video endoscopy
  • ultrasound
  • multiparameter monitors
  • ASIF kit
  • KE ESF kit
  • air drill
  • ECG
  • dental X-ray
  • in-house lab
  • separate dog, cat and rabbit wards

We value our amazing people and will make sure you are fully supported, as a new graduate, every step of the way.

We will support your continued development with a generous continuing professional development (CPD) allowance. You’ll also have access to our award winning clinical guidelines which provide valued assistance to all our vets in clinical decision making for a vast range of diseases.

When are the placements open?

Placements open in January and July each year.

How long will the placement last?

This is an 18 month placement run at our London and Grimsby hospitals.

Who can apply?

We welcome friendly, compassionate, caring and team-focussed graduate vets.

If you’d love to join us, check out our current vacancies. If there are no live vacancies right now, register for job alerts so that you can be notified when the placements open.

How to apply

Applying is simple. You'll just need to register yourself first and we'll guide you through the rest.

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