National Vet Nurse Opportunities via Nursing Egde – 8 Week Training Programme for Newly Qualified Nurses

Company Details

Name: Vets Now

Address: UK, UK

Phone: 07922574213


Vets Now is the UK’s leading provider of emergency veterinary care for small animals, with 60+ out-of-hours clinics nationwide and 24/7 hospitals operating in Glasgow and Manchester 


Established in 2001, we employ over 1,200 staff and work with 1,700 daytime practices, providing a seamless emergency service for owners when they need it most. We treated around 200,000 pets last year.  


Vets Now joined IVC Evidensia, Europe’s leading veterinary care provider, in 2019. While we continue to operate independently, the transition has allowed us to better pursue ouaim of remaining at the forefront of clinical excellence and emergency veterinary care. 

Job Description

Job location: Fife | The Kingdom of Fife

Role: Veterinary | Veterinary | Veterinary

Position: Full time | Apprentice

Job details:

Vet Nurse – Nursing Edge Training Programme


Weeks 1 – 8 : £24,000 po rata plus regional allowance if applicable
Weeks 9+ : £25,500 pro rata plus regional allowance if applicable


Nursing Edge – an introduction to emergency and critical care


At Vets Now, we are committed to the development of the next generation of the veterinary profession. That’s why we heavily invest in our induction programmes to support Registered Veterinary Nurses in discovering a route into emergency practice. With CPD-led training Nursing Edge is designed for RVN’s looking to take their first steps into ECC and will equip you with the skills and confidence needed to thrive in emergency practice.


Develop your emergency skills


Nursing Edge contains two weeks of virtual lectures with six weeks practical training taking place in your base clinic. The programme has been designed to give nurses the best start in a new emergency and critical care role, providing valuable training and a competitive salary from day one. Content includes;


  • Emergency diagnostics
  • Emergency surgery
  • Fluid therapy
  • Neurological emergencies


We look after you, so you can look after them


Recognising hard work is important to us. Our Nursing Edge Nurses are paid a salary from day one of the training programme and we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:


  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • £1125 CPD allowance plus 20 paid hours pro rata
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Professional membership fees
  • Up to 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


A diverse caseload and a work-life balance – you can have both


Upon completion of the training programme, you will work an average of 40 hours per week with an average of 12 shifts per month, ideal for maximising a work-life balance. The rota includes a share of weekday nights, weekends, bank holidays and no more than three shifts in a row. Vets Now handles the largest emergency and critical care caseload in Europe and you will see a diverse range of both medical and surgical cases – an ideal opportunity for development and learning beyond the Nursing Edge programme.


Expansion, innovation and opportunity


Due to the continued expansion of our network of clinics and the exponential growth of our caseload, we are excited to announce the addition of several Registered Veterinary Nurse roles as part of our Nursing Edge training programme. Whether in Dundee or Witham, we have created brand new opportunities for you to join our teams:


  • Barton-le-Clay
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Colchester
  • Doncaster
  • Dundee
  • Farnham
  • Gillingham
  • High Wycombe
  • Hull
  • Kilmarnock
  • Lincoln
  • Middlesbrough
  • Milton Keynes
  • Northampton
  • Peterborough
  • Staines
  • Sutton
  • Warrington
  • Witham


The next Nursing Edge intake is 13th September. All applicants will have to be registered with the RCVS by this date.

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