Veterinary Surgeon Job, Reading, Berkshire, Southern England

Veterinary Surgeon Job - Reading

Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job Ref: 13474
  • Posted on March 19th 20182018-03-19

Veterinary Surgeon Job – Reading

Total salary package value up to £65,000 DOE

Thrive with a diverse and exciting caseload? At Vets Now Reading you can

Working as an out-of-hours emergency vet is challenging. The caseload is unpredictable and the hours can be unsociable. Yet, Vets Now Reading have created a clinic-specific rota that combines the adrenaline rush of ECC with the flexibility of working only 12 shifts a month allowing plenty of time for you to follow your passions outside of work too.

Work two weekends a month only

Our unique rota pattern includes working one in two weekends and a fair share of weekday nights and bank holidays. By sharing the rota with two other full time vets, you can have the best of both worlds working sole charge at times but being an integral part of a bigger team when busier.  Reading is modern, spacious, busy emergency clinic that thrives on a diverse private caseload – you certainly won’t be bored. 

Lead from the front in clinical excellence

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 in part to the dedication and clinical excellence of our clinic teams. People are at the heart of what we do, that’s why we take a pioneering approach to people development. The Reading clinic has typically acted as a springboard for progression within the company and we have cemented our commitment to continuous development by heavily investing in CPD, ECC certification and coaching.

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 could include 6.6 weeks annual leave, pension contributions, professional membership, free holiday accommodation in Arran, 50% discounted staff pet care, death in service of two times annual salary, membership of employee wellbeing programme, company sick pay scheme, company maternity, paternity and adoption pay scheme and your birthday as a day off.

Celebrate success

As well as providing a competitive package of rewards and benefits, we also take pride in celebrating our successes. This includes hosting an annual awards ceremony for those who have exceeded expectations. Clinical staff are also encouraged to attend our annual ECC Congress, the largest in the UK, which features an array of internationally accredited speakers, delegates and exhibitors. 

At Vets Now, we are passionate about training and the on-going 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.

If you are a MRCVS registered veterinary surgeon with a solid foundation in general veterinary practice, please contact Anne on 01383 841181 or email 


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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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