Night ECC Veterinary Surgeon, Gateshead, UK

Night ECC Veterinary Surgeon required at Sheriffs Highway Vets, Gateshead.


The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and confident Veterinary Surgeon to join us as our Night ECC Vet, working alongside our dedicated on-site ECC nurses and nursing assistants. Our 24-hour service and ‘one team’ ethos provides for exceptional continuity of care, with case handovers at the beginning and end of every day allowing plenty of time for clinical discussion.

We will support your interests through our generous CPD allowance and vet surgeon development programme, ensure you are refreshed with ample holidays and look after you with our wellbeing programme.

A night shift begins with a handover from the daytime hospital vet at 6pm and ends with a handover the following day at 6.45am. While the caseload is variable, a private bedroom and bathroom is provided for the ECC vet and this is very much a sleeping shift. Our RVNs handle client calls, triage and the majority of patient care through the night.

  • Rota 7-nights on, 7-nights off
  • Accommodation provided
  • Supported by dedicated on-site team


About Us

Sheriffs Highway Veterinary Hospital is an RCVS Tier 3 Hospital in Gateshead. Our night-time ECC team supports our busy hospital, 3 branch surgeries and an additional 3 partner practices. Our clinical team is led by Advanced Practitioners and Certificate holders in surgery and medicine. Several of our vets are working towards Certificates/AP status, with one of our night vets working towards an ECC certificate.

The hospital is very well equipped, with dedicated and advanced surgical and medical facilities and equipment. We have a wealth of ECC essentials, including comprehensively equipped laboratory, on site and a very good working relationship with other local OOH providers, the Pet Blood Bank and work with several local charities.

Our Gateshead location is ideal for access to the coast and countryside of the North East, in addition to all the culture and amenities of Newcastle and Gateshead.

We are a team of 12 daytime Vets, 2 night-time Vets, 16 VN’s and 6 Nursing Assistants. We have an Advanced Practitioner in surgery and a medicine certificate-holder, with several vets also working towards advanced qualifications (including one night vet in the final year of the BSAVA ECC Certificate). The integration of our daytime and night-time teams ensures optimal patient care and a fantastic teamwork. This ethos is important to us, with frequent socials and pizza fuelled in-house CPD (both lunchtime and evening).


Applicant Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon with at least 3 years’ experience in small animal clinical work and be confident in dealing with emergency medical and surgical cases. Experience in sole-charge ECC work would be an asset. We would also welcome applications from existing certificate-holders or those working towards an advanced qualification.



  • 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 5 days paid CPD leave
  • £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • VDS Membership paid
  • BVA Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

 When applying for this position please quote job reference BH2827.

To apply, please email your CV to Laura at or call +44 (0)7484520516 for more information.

Emergency Veterinarian, multiple sites, Canada

VCA Canada is currently recruiting full time Emergency Veterinarians to join our health care team, with opportunities across Canada.

At VCA Canada we operate with a team-based approach to medicine and are able to provide excellent client service, board certified specialists, and the opportunity to practice gold standard medicine. As a 24-7 emergency and referral hospital, our emergency service handles an interesting and diverse caseloads, inspiring lifelong learning, and growth. Working closely with our Specialty services we aim to deliver the highest standard of medicine. Opportunities for professional development include teaching of interns and veterinary students, formal mentorship of interns, and in house continuing education events. Our hospitals offer a full compliment of on-site diagnostics include digital radiography, ultrasound, in house lab, endoscopy, CT, and MRI.

We offer a competitive compensation package including medical benefits, professional dues and membership, generous continuing education allowance, uniform allowance, employee discounts and more!
If you are interested in a hospital tour please email, us.

Learn more at

ECC Residency and Internship positions in Liège, Belgium

The Division of Emergency and Critical Care, Department of Small Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium, is offfering a position for a Resident in small animal emergency and critical care, starting September 1, 2021 as well as an Internship position with a focus on ECC.

Detailed descriptions for the positions as well as instructions on how to apply can be found in the following documents:

Faculty position in emergency and intensive care in Utrecht, NL

The Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University invites applications for a full time faculty position in the Section of Companion Animal Emergency and Critical Care (ECC).

Are you interested in a change of scenery and living in a vibrant European city with a high standard of living and international flair? Does the chance to teach students and house officers and help advance the specialty of ECC in Europe fit your professional interests? The attached document has more information on the position and ways to apply.

ECC Specialist in Hampshire, UK

Due to rapid growth of our hospital, we have an exciting opportunity for a specialist criticalist (ACVECC or ECVECC diplomate or a residency trained/board eligible individual, registered with the RCVS and eligible to work in the UK) to join our emergency critical care team on a full or part-time basis. 

Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists is a large specialist-led multidisciplinary referral hospital situated just outside Alton, Hampshire, UK; providing veterinary referral services across the South of England including London, the South Coast and the Thames Valley. The hospital is an ISFM gold feline clinic and was awarded the BVHA design award for an outstanding working environment. We are a partner of the University Surrey Veterinary Program for those with an interest in undergraduate teaching. LPVS is part of CVS (UK) Ltd, the largest provider of integrated veterinary services in the UK; the referrals division currently operates nine referral hospitals across the UK and Ireland.

Further details and information on how to apply can be found in the attached document.

Senior clinician in Emergency and Critical Care in Bern, Switzerland

The Emergency and Intensive Care Service of the Small Animal Clinic of the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland, is looking for an a specialist (boarded or eligible) in Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC/ECVECC) or in Internal Medicine (ACVIM/ECVIM) with special interest in emergency and critical care to join the emergency and critical care team.

The Small Animal Clinic is a large regional referral hospital with multiple specialty services, including Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery, Neurology, Diagnostic Imaging, Anesthesia, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Cardiology. Clinical Pathology and services such as Microbiology, Pathology, Parasitology, etc are offered within the Vetsuisse Faculty. The hospital has an intensive care unit and a 24/7 emergency service operated by interns and residents with the support of senior clinicians. The Small Animal Clinic has a case load of 5,500 cases per year, of which almost half are emergency patients.

Apart from clinical duties (daytime emergency and ICU service coverage, after hour emergency backup), the candidate will be expected to actively participate in the supervision and training of residents (ECC as well as residents of other departments), teaching of interns and students, and take responsibility of certain administrative/organizational aspects. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, team spirit, and be eager to take initiative and to develop professionally.

Further details about the position and information on how to apply can be found in the following document: ECC Position Vetsuisse Bern

The EVECCS Veterinary Nurse/Technician scholarship

In memory of Louise O’Dwyer

Dear EVECCS members,

We are opening the EVECCS Veterinary Nurse/Technician scholarship for the second year.

Application will open from the 15th of January 2021 to the 15th of February. The Application form will be available on the EVECCS website ( during this period.
Please find below more details about the scholarship.

Scholarship Details:

  •  Scholarship Value: The recipient will receive a scholarship of around €1000; divided into:
    • Up to €500 to cover travel and accommodation,
    • EVECC congress registration (single person registration for the main congress),
    • EVECCS membership for one year.
  • 1 scholarship for a Veterinary Nurse/Technician will be awarded each year.
  • 1 scholarship will be offered per individual in a life time
  • Labs & social program are not included in the grant
  • Application forms will be posted here starting from 15 th of January 2021 and sent to EVECCS Nurse/Technician members via the EVECCS newsletter.
  • To be able to apply: you need to be a registered/licensed Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Technician in your country and an EVECCS member at the time of application.
  • Only the named recipient can use this award for EVECC 2021. If you receive the award and are unable to use the award for 2021 for any reason, your award will be forfeited and the
    scholarship will be awarded to the next eligible person from the applicant pool.
  • In the event of EVECCS 2021 be an online congress due to COVID-19 safety and travelling restrictions, the scholarship will give the winner the access to the online congress
    and to one year EVECCS membership.

We wish you a happy new year, and we are looking to see you at the Congress in Porto!

The EVECCS Board


The European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS) has decided to cancel the travel grant for veterinarians and nurse/technician due to the current covid-19 pandemic safety and travel restrictions still be in place all over Europe.

For further information about the travel grant and future plans please visit the Grants page. Do not hesitate to contact the travel grant committee ( if you have any informal enquiries about the grant or questions for future applications.

Emergency Veterinarian, CityU VMC, Hong Kong

CityU VMC is the largest small animal medical centre in Hong Kong with over 35,000 sq ft which include 22 consultation rooms, a first-of-a-kind in Hong Kong intensive care unit for animals, a cardiology suite, 7 surgical theatre suites, pharmacy and equipped with diagnosis and treatment, including 64-slice CT scanner, MRI system, digital radiography, ultrasound, colour doppler echocardiography, intra-operative fluoroscopy and endoscopy.

With our multicultural professional veterinarian and support staff, we are committed to uphold the highest medical standards and provide exceptional care for pets.

We continuously search for new talent to join our team, now we are looking for a passionate, committed and enthusiastic Emergency Veterinarian.

Details on the position and ways to apply can be found in the attached document.

Faculty Position in Small Animal ECC, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time Clinical-Track Position in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will join the three current full-time ECC faculty.

The department works with and is supported by a team of board-certified specialists in other areas including anesthesiology, behavior, cardiology, clinical pathology, pathology, dentistry,dermatology, internal medicine, laboratory animal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, theriogenology and toxicology. The department is nurturing a growing program which includes several experienced emergency doctors, and a residency training program with three residents. The ECC department is supported by 15 licensed veterinary technicians, two of which are VTS (ECC) with three others currently seeking certification.

The ECC service is well established and able to receive and treat advanced trauma cases as well as provide advanced critical care monitoring and support for our patients. The ECC service has had a consistently growing caseload and receives emergency referrals as well as local emergency cases for Tippecanoe County and the surrounding area.

Further details about the position and information on how to apply can be found in the attached document.