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EMS Study At Vets Now

Extra Mural Study Opportunities (EMS) At Vets Now

Veterinary students – EMS opportunities

At Vets Now, we see more than 100,000 emergency and critical care (ECC) cases each year across our 55 clinics and three hospitals in the UK.  That means we’re in an excellent position to provide learning opportunities for veterinary students. 

Dealing with a life critical emergency can be daunting, particularly if it’s your first experience of such a case.  If you’re a 4th or 5th year veterinary student and interested in gaining a head start in this exciting field of veterinary medicine, we can help. 

We have opportunities for students to grow and develop outside of the university lecture theatre by spending time working alongside our talented team of ECC professionals on genuine emergencies.  We’re confident gaining this experience and improving your knowledge of ECC will make emergencies easier to deal with when you're faced with the real thing.  To get the most out of this, we offer placements - to around 100 student a year - of one or two weeks. However, it’s really important to book your space as early as possible (email: as the placements are in high demand.  In addition, students at the universities of Nottingham, Liverpool and Bristol can also take an elective in ECC.

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Annual ECC conference competition

We also offer EMS students the opportunity to enter a case from their placement at our annual ECC conference in Harrogate. The winners are not only invited to present their case at the event, they are also given a CPD pass for one of the days and the opportunity to win other fantastic prizes.

Please also look out for our veterinary team at your university or college. They regularly participate in career fairs so that you can learn first hand what it’s like to work in out-of-hours emergency.

If you're interested in finding out more information on our EMS placement programme, please email

Internships in our 24/7 emergency and specialty hospitals

The Vets Now internship programme is designed for highly motivated recent veterinary graduates who wish to expand their skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of small animal practice.

The internship position is suitable as a foundation for those wishing to pursue specific discipline specialist training in the future (residency) or those keen to increase their knowledge and experience for a return to general practice.

Our rotating intern will work partly within our emergency out-of-hours team and some weekends and partly alongside our referral clinicians. Formal training is provided via a seminar series and Vets Now’s extensive online development resource.

If you would like to discuss our internship opportunities, call our recruitment team on 01383 841181 or for more information email

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