Richard Powell

Director Phone: 01422 433900 Email: [email protected]

After a ten-year career with department store group, House of Fraser I made the transition to the veterinary business back in 2005. Working as Partner Recruitment Manager for Vets4Pets, I was solely responsible for recruiting new vets to open new practices. Between 2005 and 2010 I helped the group double in size. Motivated by the success of the vets I’ve worked with and the management team at Vets4Pets I took the leap to realise my dream of running my own business. Our relationship was great and to this day I still carry out work for people I first met over a decade ago.

I really believe that we have a great team here at Bright Leaf and still enjoy coming in to work every single day. 


All Richard's jobs...

Our client in Lincolnshire require an additional experienced veterinary surgeon to join them on a part or full time basis. They can consider 7 on 7 of, 7 on 14 off or 7 on 21 off, whichever best suits the candidate.

The successful candidate will work with a team of nurses and provide OOH's care for the local area so most nights a busy.

The practice is very well equipped with everything required to provide exceptional car.

Our client would be happy to support certificates for those interested. If candidates are currently studying towards a certificate and are tied into funding agreements, our client would be happy to but these agreements out.
This practice would suit candidates looking for a small town/village life but close enough to enjoy the benefits of central London whenever they liked. This practice is only 50 minutes away from London Bridge by public transport.

The practice is a very popular first opinion practice within the local community with a bonded, well insured client base.

They are a two vet team with the support of nurses. They are well equipped with the following headline items:
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • ECG
  • Endoscopes
  • Operating microscope
Successful candidates should be happy with routine medical and surgical cases. They will work a 4 day week with a share of weekends on a 1/6 basis.
This hospital require a certificate holder in small animal surgery to join them full time time in a surgery only role. There is no requirement for weekend role with this position. This is a role that involves referral work from many local practices and knowledge sharing is vital. This role can be worked over 4 or 5 days.

Practice equipment includes:
  • 2 operating theaters,
  • digital x-ray,
  • CT scan
  • ultrasound,
  • bronchoscope and endoscope, including rigid for arthroscopies,
  • blood pressure machine,
  • ECG, full lab including microscope, haematology and biochemistry analyser.
Our client are are happy to pay up-to 95,000 for the right candidate plus excellent additional benefits.

Our client in Wiltshire have an opportunity for a sole charge, lead vet to head up this branch practice. The successful candidate will take clinical responsibility for the practice and the team as well as delivering great customer service in this rural practice.

The practice is a newly refurbished, well equipped small animal practice. They have digital X-ray, dental x-ray, full operating facility etc.

For candidates interested in partnership, that is an option at this practice, be that immediately or a further down the line.

The size of this practice lends itself to vets who are looking for their first opportunity in a more senior role.

This practice which is in the heart of the community have an opportunity for an experienced veterinary surgeon to take the clinical lead of this branch. There is also the opportunity for a veterinary to buy into this practice as a partner, either immediately or further down the line. Please contact us for more details.

Currently this practice is a sole charge site with permanent RVN support. Although there is of course room for vet numbers to grow in the future. vets must be happy with routine surgeries and medical work ups. Being a rural, community practice, a great client focused approach is vital.

For complex cases where clinical support is required, cases can be referred or there are a host of certificate holders who can offer phone support and potentially visit.

CPD is actively encouraged up to certificate level in any small animal discipline.

The successful candidate will ill work a 4 day week with a 1/6 weekend rota.

Our client in North Kent have an interesting opportunity for an experienced vet to join them. The role involves the mentorship of junior vets and nurdses who work across their North Kent practices.

This is a great opportunity for a vet looking to continue doing some clinical work personally but to also take on this more managerial role. This could be stepping stone to Clinical Directorship, Regional/Area Manager or practice ownership. Many of the skills this role will develop would not ordinarily be experienced in general practice.

The successful candidate will work a 39 hour 4 day week with no weekend requirement. Package up to 60k

Please contact Bright Leaf Recruitment for more information.