Experience life on the front line
At Vets Now, we see more than 100,000 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 mentoring with an experienced clinician, looking after you and making sure you are fully supported while you learn.
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.
- Glasgow University Careers Fair: Friday 3rd May
- Liverpool University Careers Fair: Friday 24th May
- The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Careers Fair: October
- RVC Careers Fair: Wednesday 6th November
Veterinary student newsletter
At Vets Now, we love engaging with veterinary students through talks, events, and our monthly student newsletter — it’s written by the Edge team who also run our EMS programme and student electives.
The newsletter offers lots of helpful tips and tricks for looking after your health and wellbeing, preparing for upcoming exams, and embarking on a career in emergency and critical care. Alongside contributions and insights from the Edge team, 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.
We also invite veterinary students to share their thoughts and insights with us, while also keeping you up to date with the latest news from the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Societies (SVECCS).
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
Students from the universities of Liverpool, Surrey and Bristol can apply for an elective placement in one of our emergency and critical care clinics across the UK. Email a member of our team to find out more.
Annual ECC Congress competition
Have you had a particularly interesting or rewarding case during your extra-mural studies? We’re offering students the opportunity to present their findings at our annual ECC Congress in Harrogate, Yorkshire. If selected, you will receive one night’s stay in Harrogate along with complimentary lecture passes for the day including lunch.
Winners will present their cases to a small panel of judges and other student entrants — with a prize being awarded to the best presentation on the day.
The closing date for entries is Monday 3rd September. If you would like more information on entering the competition, please email our team at [email protected]
Students benefit from a discounted rate for the Vets Now Congress. If you would like to book your place, please click here.
Discover a work life less ordinary
Vets Now is committed to supporting veterinary students and provides EMS placements for more than 100 undergraduates a year. These placements ensure students gain invaluable experience of working in an emergency setting.