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.

To get the most out of this, we offer placements — to around 100 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.

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”. To sign up, email us at [email protected].