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Vet Surgeon via AdvantEdge – two week ECC programme for experienced Vets - opportunities UK wide

Vets Now Ltd
Opportunities across our network of clinics in the UK
Up to £85,000 DOE pro rata plus benefits
Closing date
8 Jun 2022
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Smooth the transition to emergency practice with AdvantEdge

Our AdvantEdge programme is a two-week virtual programme designed for experienced small animal, mixed practice and equine Vet Surgeons looking to enhance their emergency and critical care knowledge and skills.

75 hours of CPD delivered by specialists and ECC clinicians

AdvantEdge is delivered by specialists in ECC, Internal Medicine and Surgery as well as experienced ECC clinicians. A surgery practical is included in the programme, alongside CPR, blood smears and ultrasound sessions. The syllabus contains both clinical and non-clinical lectures including but not limited to:  

  • 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

Start dates and rota options to meet your needs

After securing a space on the programme, you can start work in one our clinics at any time.  Typically, a full time Vet will work an average of 40 hours per week, no more than three nights a row with a 1:2 weekend commitment, plus a fair share of bank holidays. We also have part time and weekend only options across our network of clinics, ensuring there really is something for everyone. 

Great place to work 

Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:

Your health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity policy including six months full pay
  • Family-friendly policies including paternity and adoption pay schemes

Your work life balance

  • Seven weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Paid volunteering days

Your development

  • £1500 CPD allowance increasing annually plus 35 paid hours pro rata
  • ECC certificate support – financial and paid study leave

Your professional memberships

  • RCVS fees
  • VECCS membership
  • VDS cover

Your additional benefits

  • Vets Now For You – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers UK
  • Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary

The next programme will commence on 7 November 2022 and open to Vet Surgeons with a minimum of two years’ experience in small animal or mixed practice.

To discuss AdvantEdge programme or vacancies in your area in more detail, please get in touch with Anne in our Talent team on 07860 404646 or email



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
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