New places, new pets, new challenge

Have you considered developing your vet surgeon career in the United Kingdom with a leading Emergency Critical Care provider?

Vets Now can make the dream of developing your career in the UK a reality, with a range of support, flexible working and benefits. We aim to make the transition as easy as possible so you can concentrate on settling in to your new role.

  • Anne Longmire - senior talent partner at Vets Now

    Hi, I'm Anne Longmire, Senior Talent Partner at Vets Now

    Vets Now provides veterinary care at a time when it is needed most and my job is fundamental to our success. I am proud to be part of an open and trusted culture that moves with the times.

    To discuss how we can meet your needs in terms of location, salary and hours of work, please get in touch with me by email or call me on +00447860404646

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Why join Vets Now?

Key Benefits

  • An industry-leading salary
  • Dedicated visa support
  • Relocation support
  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • £1500 Continuing Professional Development allowance
  • UK Standard Pension contributions
  • Professional membership fees
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care

Release your potential with us

There are no ‘normal’ days at Vets Now. As an emergency critical care vet, you’ll be ready for anything, regularly treating cases that are rare in daytime practice, pushing yourself to be the best you can be.


You’ll be an integral part of a small clinic team, with the benefit of our dedicated support staff team, always be on hand to help you.


Emergency Critical Care offers exposure to widely varied caseload, plus the emotional reward of saving a pet’s life.  That’s what sets emergency critical care apart from other disciplines.


Work with the UK’s best emergency critical care vets, perform life-saving procedures, and enjoy unique training and continuous personal development programmes.

Get the work-life balance you deserve

We work out of hours, not all hours.

We champion a healthy work-life balance and we want to create a rota pattern that works for you. Allowing you to enjoy a sustainable career with us, with enough time left over to dedicate to your family, hobbies, or exploring the United Kingdom.

Our standard full-time roles are an average of 40 hours per week (3 shifts), but we appreciate that one size doesn’t fit all and are happy to consider runs of shifts to maximise time off.

Getting to the UK

We aim to make joining us as easy as possible for you, so you and your family can focus on settling into your new home.

Our dedicated team will provide support in helping you find a new home, opening a bank account, obtaining Royal College of Surgeons registration and navigating the United Kingdom visa application processes.

If you are looking to work in the UK and travel home regularly, we can also provide support in securing temporary accommodation, booking flights and hiring a car.

We invest in your development

We invest in your development

Our greatest asset is our people. We couldn’t deliver great service without their dedication, expertise and talent.

Emergency Critical Care certificate for vets

To help you study for your Emegency Critcal Care certificate, you’ll get 100 hours of Continuing Professional Development per year plus 45 hours’ exam preparation time. You’ll also receive a ‘qualification award’ of up to £2,500 when you pass.

Continuing professional development

We offer a unique programme of training courses to help you continue your own learning and development.

Our training is diverse and flexible, you can study online at a time and place that suits you, attend onsite training sessions with your district team, day seminars, plus our annual Vets Now UK Congress.

We fund Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society membership for all vets and registered veterinary nurses, which gives access to online journals and discounted rates at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Congress.

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Cutting Edge

With Cutting Edge, you’ll spend the first 10 weeks of your new role learning everything you need to know about life in Emergency Critical Care. The programmme combines lectures and interactive seminars with mentored work in your relevant clinic.

You will spend some time in our central support hub in Scotland, participating in practical sessions, seminars, and lectures. When you complete your 10-week induction, you’ll be ready to get started in your full-time role.

More about Cutting Edge

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Emergency critical care training for experienced vets

AdvantEdge is a two-week intensive programme designed for veterinary surgeons looking to make the transition into an emergency and critical care role and who have at least two years of small animal or mixed practice experience.

Refresh and enhance your knowledge with up to 75 hours of emergency critical care personal development, including lectures delivered by world-renowned emergency clinicians, practical skills, surgical training and mentored shifts in our clinics – all in preparation for a sole-charge role in one of our clinics across the UK.

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Hear what others say about moving to the United Kingdom to work with us

Ana Vazquez Couto

Veterinary Surgeon

Usually there's a trade-off between having more money and having more time but working in the UK and living in Spain has really allowed me to enjoy the financial advantages of higher wages while still having great work-life balance.

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Hear what others say about moving to the United Kingdom to work with us

Emma Toffanin

Veterinary Surgeon

The variety is a great perk of ECC. You get to do a little bit of internal medicine, a little bit of surgery, a little bit of neurology. And I love the faster pace, and the fact that you work with a smaller team. You get really close with your teammates. And In terms of work-life balance, the flexibility is great.
I like having the days to myself. I don't really need to sleep much, I never have. So I love that I can work and still have loads of time to myself for other things; reading, cooking, yoga, hiking, I can do everything. I don't have to sacrifice.

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Hear what others say about moving to the United Kingdom to work with us

Neus Elias-Santo Domingo

Veterinary Referral Surgeon

I moved to the UK because I wanted to pursue a specialisation in ECC. It was 100% the right decision. I initially worked in first-opinion practice and then had the opportunity to further my career in ECC. I became a specialist this year - so everything I've worked for has been worth it.

Vets Now is a big company with wide experience employing veterinary surgeons from the EU. They are inclusive and recognise that Europe is a source of highly-qualified vets who are needed for the ongoing provision of high-quality care.

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Hear what others say about moving to the United Kingdom to work with us

Lara Brunori

Veterinary Surgeon

Before moving to the UK, I worked as a vet in several different countries and I always struggled to find a balance between a good quality of life and high clinical standards. It was always one or the other. In the UK, and specifically within Vets Now, I found a way to my dream career while maintaining an excellent quality of life.

Once you start working in the UK, it is very difficult to turn back. Currently, I believe the UK is the best place for any vet keen to maximise their career growth while not having to compromise on other aspects of life.

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