10 Week Emergency & Critical Care Training Programme Followed by a Full Time Vet Surgeon Job

Vets Now
58 clinics throughout the UK
Up to £58,000 DOE plus benefits
12 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Cutting Edge
Contract Type

Cutting Edge – your first step into Emergency and Critical Care

We are looking for Vet Surgeons, with at least six months post-qualification small animal experience, who relish the diverse caseload that ECC naturally brings. We have both full and part time opportunities across our network of 58 clinics and three hospitals in the UK – we’ll be led by you in regards to where you want to work.

ECC induction designed and delivered by experts

Designed by ECC diplomate Amanda Boag, Cutting Edge is a comprehensive induction that will equip you with the skills and confidence needed to work sole charge in an emergency environment. The ten week training combines lectures and interactive seminars with practical training and surgery. The next intake of Cutting Edge is 2nd March 2020. Topics include but not limited to;

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Blood Smears
  • Emergency Diagnostics
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Orthopaedic & Spinal Emergencies
  • Practical Ultrasound
  • Suturing Skills
  • Shock and Fluids
  • Toxicology
  • Wound Management

Develop your skills and confidence though enhanced training

The first three weeks of the programme are based in our support office in Scotland. The next four weeks will be spent in a clinic alongside an experienced emergency clinician. As expected with having the largest ECC caseload in Europe, you will experience situations far removed from day practice, ideal for leaning and development. The remaining three weeks are spent back in the support office.

Earn while you learn

We’ll cover your accommodation costs whilst you’re in the support office and you’ll be paid a basic salary while training – you’ll be a Vets Now employee from day one of the course. For the ten week programme, we’ll pay a basic salary of £40,000 per annum. From week 11, your salary will increase and will vary depending on the clinic you choose to work in.

A great place to work

Recognising hard work is really important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • 6.6 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • Comprehensive CPD allowance
  • Pension contributions
  • Professional membership fees
  • 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes

Our clinical staff are also encouraged to attend our annual ECC Congress, the largest in the UK, which features an array of international accredited speakers, delegates and exhibitors.

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