Veterinary Jobs for Vets from the EU member states
A very large percentage of your Locum vets are still coming from the Commonwealth, Countries, in particular from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

However, [ALPHA IMPACT] has been an increase of job applications from veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses from the new member states of the European Community. Applicants from the New member States, called EU Accession Countries (Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania , Bulgaria) are eligible to register their Qualification at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons if they hold a qualification of their member state as well as an EU passport.

We all do welcome applications from candidates of the new EU member states. However, the competition on the current veterinary sector is tough and the economic downturn is showing its signs in our specialized niche as well.

Below are a few points you really should consider to launch a successful job application

•Ensure that you have sufficient knowledge of the English language before applying for your RCVS registration. An excellent level of communication skills is required to survive the highly stressful demands in daily practice. If you find that you English needs improvement, we suggest that you contact the British Council or equivalent language schools to brush up your skill. This is an investment, that undoubtfully pay of in the long run.

•Get ALL of your necassary documentation (Qualifications, Certificates and References) translated by a certified translator

•Start creating a short list of referees who can speak English to a satisfactory level and who can be contacted easily

•Contact us well in advance and stay in contact (Alpha Impact will help you to review your C.V, advise you about current jobs and get you in contact with a qualified tax accountant

•Get help from an tax advisor: The IRD takes no pardon for negligence.

•Be patient and persistent when job searching and have realistic expectations: Unfortunately we sometimes see applications from candidates who overestimate their own abilities and quickly take on positions they are not qualified for. The results could be disastrous!

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