Recent Graduate and Student Support

The recent graduate team is a dedicated group that has been set up within the SPVS with the specific task of dealing with the issues that affect students and the more recently qualified members of the profession.

Telephone Support
This is operated by experienced practitioners who are sympathetic to the needs of the recent graduate but have the knowledge to advise them on issues such as employment contracts and professional matters or just give support at difficult times.
For access to this service please contact the SPVS office on 01926 840318 or email

CV Reading Service
Send us your CV and have it reviewed by our team of experienced employers who will offer advice and amendments to help you get the best job for you!
SPVS members can email their CV (as a word document) to who will send it to one of our CV reading team.

A programme of eight specialised workshops for graduates working in Independent Practice which also includes one day coaching and mentoring workshops for employers who have a graduate on the course. Click here for more information.

How to Improve EMS
Practical advice and top tips for students.  Find out more

The BVA also offers support for Recent Graduates through the Young Vet Network.

Recent graduate membership is now only £24 and is available to all veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses up to 8 years qualified.
Student membership is free.