Experience life in ECC


At Vets Now, we see more than 204,000 emergency and critical care (ECC) cases each year across our nationwide network of clinics and hospitals.  That means we’re in an excellent position to provide learning opportunities for veterinary students.

Dealing with a life-critical emergency can be daunting, particularly if it’s your first experience of such a case.  If you’re a 4th or 5th-year veterinary student and interested in gaining a head start in this exciting field of veterinary medicine, we can help.

We have opportunities for students to grow and develop outside of the university lecture theatre by spending time working alongside our talented team of ECC professionals on genuine emergencies. We offer placements throughout the year, in our network of clinics across the UK, working variable shift patterns including evening, weekends and bank holidays. We’re confident gaining this experience and improving your knowledge of ECC will make emergencies easier to deal with when you’re faced with the real thing.

Interested in finding out more?


We offer placements — to around 150 students a year — of one or two weeks. However, it’s important to book as early as possible to ensure you get your first choice of clinic, contact a member of our team at [email protected]. Each of our placements offers one-to-one coaching with an experienced clinician, looking after you and making sure you are fully supported while you learn.

In the meantime, discover what an internship can teach you by attending one of IVC Evidensia’s webinars. Click here for more information.

Dates for your diary


If you would like to know more about the opportunities that Vets Now can offer, visit our stand at one of our upcoming events. Our friendly team can talk you through any questions you have about the Vets Now EMS programme, elective studies, our Cutting Edge programme and more.

2022 Dates
  •  8th December 2022 –  Careers Fair – Surrey University

We will be attending this event, running from 10 am-5 pm and will be followed by a student-employer networking ‘pizza and beer’ event in the Vet School atrium from 5-6.30 pm.

2023 Dates
  • Wednesday 8th February – Career’s Fair – Royal Veterinary College (RVC)
  • Friday 26th May – Careers Fair at Liverpool University
  • Dates tbc – Career’s Fair at Nottingham University
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Veterinary student newsletter


At Vets Now, we love engaging with veterinary students through talks, events, and our monthly student newsletter. The newsletter features special guest writers from within our clinics and hospitals, offering you the opportunity to work through real-life cases in our “clinical corner” section through an interactive quiz.

We also offer lots of helpful tips and tricks for managing emergencies in practice that you won’t find in a lecture theatre.

You can also keep up to date with all our upcoming events, talks and CPD lectures through the “dates in your diary section”. Click here to sign up.

ECC student elective placements


Students from the universities of Liverpool, Surrey and Bristol can apply for an ECC elective placement in one of our emergency and critical care clinics across the UK. Email a member of our team to find out more.

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