Locum Information
Working as a Locum Veterinary Nurse
In order to get work as a locum veterinary nurse (locum VN), you must first be a qualified vet nurse and a member of the RCVS. Some practices insist on a minimum 6 months experience working in an environment related to that of the work, i.e. small animals, rural, equine, etc., while others really only want a general practice assistant with nursing experience. Read More

Veterinary Nursing as a Career
If you are thinking of veterinary nursing as a career, you are thinking of a very rewarding one that offers almost unlimited possibilities for the future. Some veterinary nurses undertake further training to specialize in areas such as equine veterinary work, often working with top racehorses and show-jumpers after they have qualified. Others go on to become practice managers and a few even to decide to qualify as veterinary surgeons. It is a worthwhile career with wonderful opportunities worldwide. Read More

Veterinary Nurse Training: Meeting the Rising Demand for Qualified Veterinary Nurses
Veterinary nurse training is not getting any easier in spite of the rising demand for qualified veterinary nurses in the UK. And neither should it be, because a rise in demand to meet a shortage should not infer a drop in standards to enable more qualified people to be available for what is a very important, difficult and responsible position within the veterinary field. Read More

Veterinary Registration Requirements for Overseas Graduates
The veterinary registration requirements for overseas graduates in veterinary medicine wishing to work in the UK are simple. They must be a member of the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons). Once registered, they can apply for any full time or veterinary locum vacancy available that suits their experience. Read More

Income Tax Guide for Veterinary Locums
This income tax guide for veterinary locums will be useful to those working as a veterinary surgeon or locum veterinary nurse [www.alphaimpact.com/locum-veterinary-nurse], whether you are a UK citizen or from abroad. It is important that you understand the difference between the terms 'employed' and 'self-employed' and that you conform to the guidelines set out by the Inland Revenue. Read More

Job Outlook for Veterinarians in the UK
When considering the job outlook for veterinarians in the UK, you must take into consideration that today's employment situation for veterinarians are not necessarily that of tomorrow. In fact it is generally atypical due both to the current financial situation and the fact that as the economy improves in general, so does population habits in terms of feel-good and their spending. Read More

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Veterinary Locums
It is important that any locum vet has professional indemnity insurance to cover themselves for any unexpected problems that occur and that could incur financial loss. This type of personal insurance may be provided by the practice you are working for, but an increasing number of veterinary practices are expecting temporary employees to have their own veterinary locum professional indemnity insurance. Read More

Starting up a Limited Company Vs Umbrella Companies for Veterinary Locums
When veterinary locums come into the UK to work, they cannot just apply to an advert for a job and start working there and then. Potential locums have a bit of work to do first in order to meet the needs of immigration and the Inland Revenue. Assuming you have the qualifications and the right to enter the UK to work, we shall focus here on your income tax situation. Read More

Umbrella Companies for Veterinary Locums
If you are a veterinary locum coming to the UK to work in a veterinary practice, you have an option as to your employment status. You can be self-employed, and look after all your affairs, such as tax, yourself, or you could join an umbrella company or Managed Service Company (MSC) that works together with the recruitment agency. Read More

Veterinary Employment: Consider your Employment Options
Coming to the UK to seek work as a veterinary locum is not simply a matter of turning up, starting to work and waiting to be paid. There is a simple matter of income tax, a matter on which the UK tax authorities are exceptionally strict. That means that you must make the correct provisions for your taxes to be paid - both Income Tax and National Insurance (NI), originally intended as a means of working people to pay for their future retirement pension and for their health services. Read More

How to Advertise Yourself for a Veterinary Surgeon or Locum Job in the UK
If you are seeking a veterinary surgeon or locum job in the UK, it is wise to advertise yourself in addition to checking out the adverts for veterinary positions online or in professional journals and other publications. This is particularly the case if you are currently living abroad and wish to come to the UK to work. Read More

The Benefits of Running a Limited Company for Veterinary Locums
Although the following benefits of running a limited company are presented with veterinary locums in mind, they also apply to anybody who is self-employed or considering becoming so. Forming a limited company is an alternative that few think about, largely because they are unaware of the possibility of doing so let alone of its benefits. Read More

Benefits of a Veterinary Locum over a Permanent Position
There are several benefits of a veterinary locum that make it a more attractive than a permanent position to many veterinary surgeons. There are some very good vets that have been offered a permanent position after serving some time in a veterinary surgeon on locum work, but who have refused because permanent work is not to their liking. Read More

Tips on Finding Veterinary Locum Jobs
Finding veterinary jobs is not always easy, particularly if you restrict yourself to a specific location. There is a number of possible reasons why traveling is not an option for you, or at least not unless absolutely necessary. You may be married with children, for example, but apart from that here are a few tips on finding jobs as a veterinary locum. Read More

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