A work life more inspiring

Working as an emergency and critical care (ECC) veterinary surgeon will expose you to a diverse range of cases that will test your medical and surgical skills beyond general practice. Whether you are looking to bolster your learning or develop your career, we have opportunities across the UK for talented vet surgeons to join our team.

Perhaps you are working in day practice and missing the thrill of emergency cases. Possibly you’re looking to establish yourself in the emergency profession but are not ready to make the leap into a full-time position or you simply want to expand your skills and knowledge for the future.

From as little as one weekend per month you’ll see a stimulating and varied caseload, have clinical independence and access to unrivalled continuous personal development (CPD).

Feel the benefit of making your weekends work

At Vets Now, we recognise that working in an emergency environment can be challenging. However, it presents a real opportunity to drive clinical excellence and develop your medical and surgical skills as a vet surgeon. Our people are our greatest asset which is why we offer first-class benefits and rewards package that helps to attract, motivate and retain the best talent, regardless of the hours you can commit to. From as little as one weekend shift per month, you could feel the full-time benefits of being a part of our team.


With access to the largest ECC caseload in Europe, this role will be both stimulating and rewarding , allowing you to break up the routine of day practice. What else could entice you to work weekends?

Along with a rate of pay up to £40ph DOE, we also offer an outstanding benefits package which includes the following:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity policy including six months full pay
  • Family-friendly policies, including paternity and adoption pay schemes
  • Seven weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Paid volunteering days
  • £1,500 CPD allowance increasing annually plus 35 paid hours pro rata
  • ECC certificate support – financial and paid study leave
  • Access to our ‘Edge’ programmes
  • RCVS fees, VECCS membership and VDS cover
  • Vets Now For You – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary

How do new applicants get started?

Contact our Talent Team to begin your application

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