About the Job

Vet Surgeon – Cutting Edge Programme

Up to £58,000 DOE plus benefits

Cutting Edge – your first step into Emergency and Critical Care

If you’re looking to take your first steps into emergency and critical care our Cutting Edge programme could be what you are looking for. If you possess a minimum of six months small animal experience and are confident performing routine surgical procedures, we want to hear from you.

ECC induction designed and delivered by experts

Designed by ECC diplomate Amanda Boag, Cutting Edge is a comprehensive induction that will equip you with the skills and confidence needed to work sole charge in an emergency environment. The ten week training combines lectures and interactive seminars with practical training and surgery. Topics include but not limited to;

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

Develop your skills and confidence though enhanced training

The first three weeks of the Cutting Edge programme are based in our support office in Scotland. This is followed by four weeks spent in our clinics alongside an experienced emergency clinician. You will then come back to the support office for a further three weeks to complete the programme. Vets Now have the largest ECC caseload in Europe so you will experience situations far removed from day practice – perfect for learning and development.

Earn while you learn

We’ll cover your accommodation costs whilst you’re in the support office and you’ll be paid a basic salary while training – you’ll be a Vets Now employee from day one of the course. For the ten week programme, we’ll pay a basic salary of £40,000 per annum. From week eleven, your salary will increase and will vary depending on the clinic you choose to work in.

A great place to work

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

  • 6.6 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • Comprehensive CPD allowance
  • Pension contributions
  • Professional membership fees
  • 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

Our clinical staff are also encouraged to attend our annual ECC Congress, the largest in the UK, which features an array of international accredited speakers, delegates and exhibitors.

Please get in touch with Anne or James in our Edge and Emerging Talent team to discuss on 07922 574213 or email [email protected]