Working in the UK

Veterinary practice in the UK offers a number of advantages over European practice:

  • Clinical standards are very high
  • Veterinarians are highly respected and trusted
  • Facilities are generally excellent
  • High caseloads provide plentiful experience and exposure to rare and interesting conditions
  • Compulsory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) ensures skills remain current and of a high standard
  • Clients are usually caring, involved and committed
  • Comparatively high levels of pet insurance mean that vets often have the opportunity to provide the best treatment regimes, with fewer limitations imposed by cost
  • salaries and working conditions are good
  • Opportunities for professional development and progression are widely available
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Over a quarter of RCVS registered specialists initially trained outside the UK, and an increasing number of non-UK vets now run their own practices, either independently or through joint venture partnerships. Enthusiastic, hard working professionals can succeed in this environment.
But adequate preparation is vital. Unless candidates can demonstrate that they understand their professional obligations in the UK, how to communicate with clients and be an effective member of the practice team, they may face difficulties in getting that first job or most importantly, not loosing it after just a few days.
This is where VetAbroad® can help. Our support, mentoring and training package is tried and tested and has helped hundreds of vets and vet nurses launch their UK careers. There’s help with recruitment through to becoming a more effective employee from day one. A VetAbroad trained vet has already demonstrated their commitment and is more attractive to prospective employers.

About VetAbroad® & PracticeAid

VetAbroad® was founded in 2010 with the aim to facilitate cultural integration in the veterinary profession.

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