10 Week ECC Training Followed by a Full Time Vet Surgeon Job

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

Vet Surgeon – Cutting Edge Training Programme

Up to £58,000 DOE plus benefits

Cutting Edge - your first step into Emergency and Critical Care

At Vets Now, we are committed to the development of the next generation of the veterinary profession. That's why we heavily invest in our induction programmes to support new Vet Surgeons in discovering a route into emergency practice. With CPD-led training, Cutting Edge is designed for Vet Surgeons looking to take their first steps into ECC and will equip you with the skills and confidence needed to thrive in emergency practice. 

Comprehensive learning with 300 hours of free CPD

Delivered by world renowned experts in their field over a ten week period, Cutting Edge combines lectures, interactive seminars, practical training and surgery with the opportunity to work alongside experienced clinicians for four weeks. The programme is a great way for you to meet likeminded Vet Surgeons and expand your network of emergency clinicians. Topics covered 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

We look after you, so you can look after them

Recognising hard work is important to us. Cutting Edge Vet Surgeons are paid a salary from day one of the training programme and we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • Over 300 hours of CPD via the Cutting Edge programme
  • 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

A diverse caseload and a work-life balance – you can have both

Upon completion of the training programme, you will work a 40-hour week with an average of 12-14 shifts per month, ideal for maximising a work-life balance. The rota includes a share of weekday nights, weekends, bank holidays and no more than three shifts in a row. Vets Now handles the largest emergency and critical care caseload in Europe and you will see a diverse range of both medical and surgical cases - an ideal opportunity for development and learning beyond the Cutting Edge training programme.

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 22 Vet Surgeon roles as part of our Cutting Edge training 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
  • Farnham
  • Gateshead
  • Gillingham
  • Herne Bay
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • Milton Keynes
  • Nottingham
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Stoke
  • Sutton
  • Swansea
  • Witham

To qualify for Cutting Edge, you should have a minimum of six months UK based small animal experience and be confident consulting and performing routine surgical procedures sole charge

The next Cutting Edge intake is 16 August 2021.

If interested in finding out more, please get in touch with Anne and James in our Edge and Emerging Talent team on 07922 574213 or through edgetalent@vets-now.com

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