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Veterinary Surgeon via 2 Week Emergency & Critical Care CPD Programme

Vets Now Ltd
Opportunities available throughout the UK
Up to £68,000 DOE plus benefits
Closing date
16 Aug 2021

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A work life extraordinary starts here

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in a fast-paced but friendly environment then Vets Now is for you. We have revolutionised the way emergency veterinary care is provided. Since 2001, we have grown to become the UK’s leading provider of emergency and critical care, thanks in part to the dedication and clinical excellence of our clinicians.


Give yourself the AdvantEdge

Our people are at the heart of what we do and that’s why we take a pioneering approach to people development. We have cemented our commitment to continuous development by heavily investing in CPD, ECC certification and coaching to give our staff the springboard they need to take their career to the next level. We’ve also introduced AdvantEdge – a two-week emergency programme for experienced small animal and mixed practice Vet Surgeons looking to boost their ECC knowledge and skills.


Top up your emergency knowledge

AdvantEdge is delivered virtually over a two-week period by specialists in ECC, Internal Medicine and Surgery as well as experienced ECC clinicians. If conditions allow closer to the time we will look to implement a face to face model which will take place in Scotland. A surgery practical is included in the programme, alongside other practical sessions such as CPR and ultrasound. In total you’ll receive 75 hours of CPD via the programme. AdvantEdge contains supported shifts with a skilled ECC Vet, allowing you ample time to settle in. You can start in-clinic at any time, whilst securing a space on the programme, as you will receive a hands-on induction from our experienced teams. The syllabus contains both clinical and non-clinical lectures including:


  • Abdo and Thoracic Radiology
  • Adjusting to Night Work
  • Analgesia and CRI’s
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Communication
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Managing Shock
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Reproductive Emergencies
  • Transfusion Therapy
  • Triage
  • Toxicology


Enhance your work life balance

Work life balance is extremely important to us, that’s why we have designed rota patterns that maximise your time off and allow you spend quality time doing the things you love. Typically, a full time Vet will work an average of 40 hours per week over 3 shifts which includes a 1:2 weekend commitment and a fair share of bank holidays. We have flexible part time and weekend only options across our network of clinics too – there really is something for everyone.


We look after you, so you can look after them

Our employees are our greatest asset, that’s why we continue to invest in a first-class benefits package. We’ve recently increased the annual CPD allowance as well as extending annual leave entitlement from 6.6 weeks to 7 weeks. Our range of benefits include:


  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • £1500 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


Vets Now provides this trusted service to more than 1000 veterinary practices across the UK — from 55 dedicated out-of-hours clinics and three 24/7 pet emergency hospitals. In total, we treat around 100,000 small animals every year — and during seasonal holidays, like Christmas and Easter, our highly-skilled staff answer around five queries an hour from worried pet owners. So whether you’re in Aberdeen, Belfast or Portsmouth we’re there for you and your pet when you need us most.

We’ve also pioneered other ways to help pets, pet owners and the veterinary profession, such as our comprehensive referrals service and providing our staff with industry-leading training and development opportunities. We also support the pet blood transfusion charity, Pet Blood Bank UK. Meanwhile, our three hospitals — in Glasgow, Manchester and Swindon — are home to some of the UK’s leading specialists in the field of emergency and critical care and provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Find Us
Vets Now Support Office
Penguin House
Castle Riggs
KY11 8SG
United Kingdom
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