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.

Information Leaflets
 (click to download)
Writing a CV
Going to an Interview
So…you have chosen your dream job. Now what?

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

Thriving in Veterinary Practice
Top Tips for loving life as a GP vet
1.  A series of 6 podcasts  Listen here
2. Advice from SPVS Board for starting work in a new practice Watch here

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

Recent graduate membership is available from only £25.20 and is for to all veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses up to 8 years qualified.
Student membership is £10.50.