Whether you’re a veterinary nurse or a veterinary surgeon, given two years post qualification practical experience the options open up to you as to whether you remain in a permanent position or whether you become a locum.
Veterinary practices use locum nurses and surgeons for a variety of reasons including seasonal busy period (such as lambing season), maternity leave, long term sickness, and so on. Locums provide cover for gaps in personnel without the practice having to commit to a new employee and the transient nature of locum work is compensated by an increase in wages. However, before switching to becoming a locum there are several issues to consider. Here we weigh up the pros and cons to help you decide – it may be time for a change! [Read more…]