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What you'll do

There are no average days in ECC, but one thing is consistent: you'll always be at the core of clinical treatment.

You'll be:

  • Triaging patients
  • Performing diagnostic tests
  • Nursing critical patients
  • Monitoring anaesthetic for emergency procedures
  • Carrying out blood transfusions
  • Nursing toxicity cases
  • Assisting with emergency surgeries
  • Nursing trauma cases
Emergency & Critical Care veterinary nursing at Vets Now

What you'll get in return

You can't put a price on saving a pet's life - but working out of hours does have its challenges. That's why as an emergency vet nurse at Vets Now, your hard work will be rewarded.

You'll get:

  • A competitive salary
  • 7 weeks' annual leave (pro rata)
  • £1125 annual CPD allowance
  • Private medical cover
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Your professional memberships covered
  • Discounted treatment for staff pets
  • Death in service of 2x annual salary
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Your birthday off
  • Six months maternity leave
  • Regional allowances
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Book your place at Congress 2022 today

We’re back in person and we are ready to reconnect, learn and celebrate together! Get up to 80 hours of CPD across seven lecture streams, no matter what your role is, there is something for everyone.
We also have a jam-packed evening of entertainment at this years’ Winter Wonderland Gala Dinner. It’s not to be missed!

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What do our vet nurses say?

Invest in your future

ECC nursing is a rewarding profession, but that's not all. You'll also gain the knowledge and experience you need to specialise or progress into a management role.

  1. Head vet nurse

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    Help maintain clinical excellence and drive improvements in nursing standards. As head vet nurse, you'll lead vet nurses, ACAs and reception teams while managing the day-to-day running of your clinic.

  2. District management

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    As a district manager, you'll lead several clinics, taking on multiple managerial duties. You'll drive nursing standards, and have the chance to focus on the commercial and operational sides of running a district.

  3. Specialist vet nurse

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    Dogs, cats, small animals... Pregnancy, anaesthesia, trauma and toxicity... you'll see it all in ECC. The skills and experience you gain can be a great stepping stone to your chosen specialism.

Meet our ECC veterinary nurses

Ordinary vet nursing career? There's no such thing! Our nurses come from all sorts of backgrounds. Read their stories here:

Our Values


We show compassion and empathy in all interactions.


We embrace change and encourage creative thinking.

Releasing Potential

We invest in our business by investing in our people.


We make ethical, evidence-based decisions.
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Does an ECC vet nurse role sound right for you? Search our vacancies here.

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Are you entering our competition? You can find the terms and conditions here

The terms set out below apply to BVNA competition by Vets Now Emergency Ltd.

The following definitions shall apply to these terms and conditions: “participants”, “you”, “your” and “yours” are references to you, the person or entity that has entered in the competition; “Vets Now”, “we”, “us” and “our” are references to Vets Now Emergency Limited of Penguin House, Castle Riggs, Dunfermline KY11 8SG registered in Scotland with registration number SC218632.

  • To qualify for entry participants must (i) be over 18 years of age, and (ii) have completed the required tasks set out at the Vets Now stand at BVNA. Entry is limited to one per person.
  • The participants, completing the competition entry correctly, will be selected at random by a computer having been entered by completing the competition requirements.
  • The winners will be notified via email.
  • No prize alternatives are available.
  • Vets Now reserve the right to (i) cancel this promotion, (ii) cancel or refuse any individual’s entry and (iii) amend these terms and conditions (and will use reasonable endeavours to notify changes to entrants and potential entrants).
  • By submitting an entry to Vets Now you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • The decision of Vets Now Emergency Ltd shall be conclusive and binding on all parties in relation to the draw.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter or to win the competition and any purchase made will not increase the chance of winning.
  • The competition must be entered in the entrant’s own name.
  • No bulk, software-generated, automatic, or third-party entries shall be accepted. If a false name is used, that entry will be disqualified.
  • Each entrant is limited to one entry. If more than one entry per entrant is received, or if any entrant attempts to submit more than one entry by using the same, multiple or different names, email addresses or social media accounts, all such Entries may be deemed void and that entrant may be disqualified from the competition.
  • Only entries that have been completed in full will be entered into the competition. Vets Now Emergency Ltd. does not accept any responsibility for late, lost, delayed or damaged entries and cannot be held responsible for any inability to submit entries as a result of computer service, systems and/or server failure, error, interruption, defect or delay or any other technical malfunction.


  • At the end of the competition period, the winners will be selected according to these terms, from all of the valid entries received.
  • Winners must claim their prizes within a month of the competition closing.
  • The prize is non-transferable and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. If the prize is no longer available due to circumstances beyond Vets Now’s control, a prize of equal or greater value will be provided.


  • Vets Now Emergency Ltd. will make reasonable efforts to notify the winner of the prize via email. Vets Now Emergency Ltd. is not responsible for contact details recorded incorrectly. If having made those efforts it is not possible to contact the winners, including if Vets Now Emergency Ltd. does not receive a response from the winners, within seven days of first trying, Vets Now Emergency Ltd. reserves the right to offer the winner’s prize to the next valid Entrant. Any reselection will be undertaken in accordance with these T&Cs.
  • Once the prize has been allocated, the first name of the winner and their pet may be posted for up to a period of 3 months at the following location:, on one or more of Vets Now’s social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and via email to the BVNA database. The winner gives permission for their details to be used for this purpose.


  • Vets Now Emergency Ltd. reserves the right to withdraw, change or cancel the competition at any time. Vets Now’s decision in all matters will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize must be taken as stated and unless otherwise specified cannot be deferred. There will be no cash or other alternative offered. Once a prize has been allocated it cannot be transferred.
  • This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by any third party and you are providing your information to Vets Now Emergency Ltd. and not to social media owners or external organisations. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of this competition, and to provide relevant recruitment updates, by email, unless you opt-out from receiving future marketing communications. You can unsubscribe from future email correspondence at any time.
  • In consideration of being awarded the prize, if you are the winner, you may be required by Vets Now Emergency Ltd. to take part in publicity related to the subject of the competition, and you now confirm that if you are the winner, you will take part in such publicity. Such publicity may include, without limitation, use of your name, photograph (to be provided on request) and statements made you concerning the competition and/or the prize. You now provide Vets Now Emergency Ltd. with a right and licence to use the entry on the Vets Now Emergency Ltd. website, and throughout Vets Now social media channels.
  • Your details will be used in relation to the administration of this competition and the delivery of the prize.
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  • These terms and conditions are subject to the laws of Scotland. Any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.