Most Locum Vets will charge a set day rate for up to a 10 hour day. If you are working overtime, hourly rates may apply beyond the day rate.
Historically, Vets worked a full day, 8/8.30am to 6.30/7pm with a longish break in the middle of the day. However, there are many variations and some clinics now do early/late days (i.e. 8am – 5pm/ 11am – 7pm), or a varied combination of shifts.
Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, there may be an element of flexibility in the rates offered. The market has been struggling in response to COVID induced staff Shortages over the last couple of months and some practices are paying enhanced rates. Rates also vary depending on practice (independent or corporate), location (Scotland compared to London for example), and the role itself (if sole charge etc).
The average daily rates currently for Locum Vets are;
Whereas Vets charge a daily rate usually, Nurses will charge an hourly rate.
The average daily rates currently for Locum Nurses are;
VCA/ANA £13ph (could be more dependent on experience, practice, and role)
Covid/Brexit staff shortages are impacting the rates and the upper end of the ranges are more commonly being offered. Get in touch today to chat about enhanced rates we have for certain roles.
Most clinics are open on a Saturday, traditionally just for the morning (8.30-12.30/1). However, it is becoming more common for clinics to open for longer hours at the weekend and often open for a short clinic on a Sunday.
Half day (e.g. 8.30am – 12.30/1pm) then half day rate, or often rolled up to £150 – 200
Anything beyond 2/3pm finish would be charged a full day
For traditional OOH, in a clinic doing their own on-call, the Vets will typically do a shared rota i.e. 1:5 which would equate to 1 night per week and 1 full weekend every 5 weeks. When on a weekend on-call, Vets would usually cover the Saturday surgery and then deal with any inpatients and responding to incoming emergencies.
Bank holidays don’t normally attract a premium except for Christmas Day, clinics rarely open, usually OOH or ECC cover – for OOH would suggest £450 – £550 for a 24-hour period, for ECC would suggest £550 – £600 per shift.
Enhanced Pay Rates being Offered – Locum Staff shortages are seeing some positions attracting enhanced pay rates- Ask today.
IR35 – We have negotiated solutions and options for Limited Company Vets to continue operating. Ask today
Your Availability – Call us today and update your availability so we can get searching for you.