Veterinary Surgeon Job, Northampton, England, UK

Veterinary Surgeon Job - Northampton

Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job Ref: 13176
  • Posted on October 27th 20172017-10-27
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Veterinary Surgeon Job - Northampton

Competitive Salary Packages

Working nights and weekends? Yes, but it is still the best job in the industry.

It takes a special type of vet surgeon to thrive in the challenging world of emergency and critical care. The unsocial hours are not for everyone and the unpredictable caseload can be difficult to navigate. However, it is exciting and incredibly rewarding. You are saving lives every single day!

Stand out from the crowd

We take pride in the work that we do and that’s why we are committed to investing in the career progression of our people. From accredited ECC certification support to clinical research studies, we will support you in taking control of your own career development. 

Our Company

Vets Now have revolutionised the way emergency veterinary care is provided. Since 2001, we have grown to become the UK’s leading provider of emergency and critical care, thanks to the dedication and clinical excellence of our clinic teams.

You will never be alone at Vets Now

You will be fully supported within the clinic by our established team. We have a predictable rota pattern, which lends itself to a good work-life balance with never more than three shifts in a row.  It will consist of a mix between weekend days, weekend nights, weekday nights and a share of bank holidays.

The Clinic

Our Northampton clinic is based within a very modern host practice and is home to equipment such as endoscopy, ultrasound, electrocautery along with separate dog/cat wards and much more still to come. We have a good variety of referral services within easy reach including Willow’s, Davies and a hospital that we can refer orthopaedic cases to within a 10 minute drive of the clinic.

The Area

Northampton itself has a variety of restaurants and bars, and a large retail park for most shopping needs. It is located just off Junction 15 of the M1 so there is easy access to cities across the UK. London is an easy drive away or London Euston is under an hour away by train. Birmingham and Luton airports are both within easy reach. 

Northamptonshire and Warwickshire have a wealth of gorgeous, quaint villages, beautiful countryside and stunning country houses. Althorpe House which has an amazing annual food festival is within a 10 minute drive. Also easily driveable is Lamport Hall, Boughton House, Holdenby House, Canons Ashby and many others. There is easy access to the canal network and a variety of nature reserves with miles of walks. There are also several lovely golf courses in the area and the Belfry is under an hour away.

For more information about this job, please contact Allison on 01383 841181 or email 

At Vets Now we are passionate about training and the ongoing development of our employees. If this vacancy is of interest and you feel you would benefit from a supported route in to our business then one of the options below may be perfect for you.


Cutting Edge: 10 week supported route into a full time role with Vets Now for those looking to start their career in ECC.


AdvantEdge: 2 week programme for experienced, talented Vets that will fast track them into a successful emergency role.


Refresh Your Edge: 12 week flexible, distance learning programme aimed at Vets who have maybe had a break in practice and are looking to ease their way into ECC.

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Our recruitment team are ready and waiting to help with any of your enquries.

call now on: 01383 841181

Why Work at Vets Now?

Rewards and benefits

As part of the Vets Now team your package will include RCVS membership, EVECCS and IVECCS membership, VDS cover and access to a contributory pension scheme.

Exciting caseload

Working in emergency means no two shifts are the same. You'll see a wide and diverse caseload that will give you the opportunity to use all of your clinical skills.

Owned and run by vets

Vets Now was established by our chairman Richard Dixon, a vet who wanted to help the profession by meeting the growing demand for out-of-hours emergency care. We still put the profession at the heart of everything we do.

Career development

No matter what stage you’re at in your career we’ve got the openings that will help you grow and develop. Whether you want to expand your clinical skills or move into a management role we will support you.

CPD and training

You'll receive a generous CPD allowance and access to one of the most innovative training programmes in the profession. Our team of emergency and critical care specialists shape our clinical training and every year we host the UK’s largest ECC congress.

Working out of hours

We look after our teams, no matter what time of the day or night they work. Working out of hours will give you the opportunity to spend your days doing the things that fit in with your lifestyle.

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