One thing that often puts candidates off applying for a job at Vets Now is the thought of working out of hours.

It’s no secret that pet emergencies happen at all times of the day — not just between 9 am and 5 pm — which means our clinical staff work regular nights and some weekends, too.

But out of hours doesn’t mean all hours. For the vast majority of vets, vet nurses and support staff, it’s about work/life balance as well as the diverse range of cases they get to see as emergency and critical care vet professionals.

To mark the final week of veterinary nurse awareness month, we asked seven vet nurses what attracted them to work out of hours in emergency and critical care, and what they enjoy most about it.