Vets Now has announced its selection centre dates for young vets applying for a place on the new “Cutting Edge” emergency and critical care fast track programme.

Vets Now has announced its selection centre dates for young vets applying for a place on the new “Cutting Edge” emergency and critical care (ECC) fast track programme.
 
With the August 20 deadline for applications fast approaching, Vets Now has confirmed that interviews for the first intake in October will take place on August 25-26.
 
Vets Now clinical director and ECC diplomate, Amanda BoagThe “Cutting Edge” initiative is the first training programme of its kind in the UK and will see 40 vets selected for a place on one of two 10-week fast track training programmes which will take them straight to the heart of emergency, working as a veterinary surgeon in a Vets Now clinic.
 
The induction courses will be held in October and January, each taking up to 20 vets through 10 weeks of intensive ECC training on a robust programme which has been designed by Vets Now clinical director and ECC diplomate, Amanda Boag.
 
Ms Boag said: “The recruits who we select will embark upon an intensive period of training, which will give them the necessary skills and knowledge to launch their career in ECC. They will also receive ongoing support during their first two years as a veterinary surgeon in a Vets Now clinic with a very generous CPD allowance.
 
“The initial 10 week period will be a combination of lectures and interactive seminars, practical training in our clinical skills laboratory and mentored work in our clinics. Developing clinical expertise and problem solving skills will clearly be the most significant component of the training but there will also be support and training in other vital skills including communication.”
 
She added: “Initial response to the programme has been very promising and we are delighted to see so many veterinary surgeons interested in developing their career in ECC.”
 
Vets Now will continue to accept applications for the January intake to the “Cutting Edge” programme throughout September and October. To apply for a place, contact the Vets Now recruitment team on 01383 841181 or email cuttingedge@vets-now.com.

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