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Contracts of employment information leaflet

BVA member research has highlighted that many veterinary surgeons enter into jobs where they do not have a written contract of employment. This leaves them exposed and less able to defend themselves if they face problems in their employment situation.

As a result, we are promoting the importance of written contracts of employment for veterinary surgeons and all veterinary staff.

Publication: Spring 2019 
Edition: 2 
Publisher: BVA 
Number of pages: 12 
Format: PDF


In this leaflet you will find:

  • information on contracts of employment for employees and employers
  • information on where to go for help and advice
  • case studies to support the need for written contracts of employment for both the employee and employer
  • how BVA resources can help you

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Contracts of employment information leaflet