Vet Surgeon Job via Cutting Edge Training Programme

Vets Now Ltd
Opportunities across the UK
Up to £58,000 DOE plus benefits
18 Jan 2021
04 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Vet Surgeon – Cutting Edge

Up to £58,000 DOE plus benefits

Take the first step into Emergency and Critical Care – applications are now open

Cutting Edge is a ten-week programme specifically designed to equip Vet Surgeons with the skills and confidence needed to work sole charge in an emergency environment. To qualify for the programme, Vet Surgeons must possess a minimum of six months UK based small animal experience and be confident consulting and performing routine surgical procedures sole charge. The next intake is 16 August 2021.

Expansion, innovation and opportunity

Due to the continued expansion of our network of clinics and the exponential growth of our caseload, we are excited to announce the addition of 23 Vet Surgeon roles as part of our Cutting Edge programme. Whether in Bradford or Belfast, we have created brand new opportunities for you to join our teams:

  • Barton-le-Clay
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Bristol
  • Chesterfield
  • Colchester
  • Coventry
  • Edinburgh
  • Farnham
  • Gateshead
  • Gillingham
  • Herne Bay
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • Milton Keynes
  • Nottingham
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Stoke
  • Sutton
  • Swansea
  • Witham

Comprehensive learning with 300 hours of free CPD

During these challenging times, we’ve adapted our course delivery methods to keep our staff safe and are now running our programmes virtually. If restrictions allow closer to the time, we will run the programme face-to-face from our Support Office in Dunfermline, Scotland. The programme is split into three blocks and combines lectures and interactive seminars, practical training and surgery with the opportunity to work alongside an experienced emergency Vet Surgeon in one of our clinics for four weeks. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Blood Smears
  • Emergency Diagnostics
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Orthopaedic and Spinal Emergencies
  • Practical Ultrasound
  • Suturing Skills
  • Shock and Fluids
  • Toxicology
  • Wound Management

Earn while you learn

We’ll pay a salary from day one of the programme. For the ten-week programme, Cutting Edge Vet Surgeons receive a basic salary of £40,000 per annum and from week 11, salaries increase and will vary depending on the clinic the Vet Surgeon is based at. A regional allowance may also be applicable in some areas to reflect of the cost of living.

A great place to work

Recognising hard work is important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • £1,500 CPD allowance plus 35 paid hours pro rata
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Professional membership fees
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes

Join the market leader

Upon completion of the programme, Vet Surgeons will work a 40-hour week with an average of 12-15 shifts per month. Weekend rotations generally are 1:2 or 2:3 and will feature a mix of nights and days. As the leading provider of emergency and critical care in Europe, Vets Now clinicians can expect cases far removed from day practice – an ideal opportunity for development and learning beyond the Cutting Edge programme.

To discuss, please get in touch with Anne and James in our Edge and Emerging Talent team on 07922 574213 or through

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