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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. 


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Our independent client in the beautiful County of North Somerset are looking for an additional veterinary surgeon to join their team of 6 vets (in total).

Practice interests include Ophthalmology, Surgery, Medicine and Dermatology. Due to the volume of incoming cases, a vet with a surgical bias would be very well suited for this position. Any disciplines will however be considered.

Equipment levels include;

  • K-Laser
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Full labs
  • Endoscopy

The rota is worked over 4 days with 1 in 7 or 14 nights on call. The practice have facilities for vets to stay over night if required when working on call. Saturday and Sunday mornings are worked on a 1:5 basis.

Our client in the lovely Leicestershire market town require a small animal veterinary surgeon to join their time. Ideal candidates will have 12 or more months experience and will be happy with routine surgeries and medical cases and occasional periods of sole charge.

Working with one other, more experienced vet, you will get lots of exposure to caseload to support development. Within the wider group there are lots of certificate holders across all disciplines who can be contacted for support with newer, unfamiliar cases.

This is a busy surgical practice so candidates ith a surgical interest will really flourish here.

Our client are happy to pay industry leading salaries to attract the right talent.

From this practice it is easy to travel to and from Leicester, Hinkley, Nuneaton, Birmingham, Coventry, Lutterworth, Coalville, Measham and Atherstone.

Our South Yorkshire client require an additional, experienced veterinary surgeon to join their dedicated night service.

Working 7 nights on followed by 7 nights off, the successful candidate will enjoy fantastic work life balance. This is an established out of hours service so very busy. The role would suit someone who is working towards a CertECC or who would be interested in pursuing one.

Equipment and facilities at the practice include:

  • Full body CT Scanner
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Full, in-house labs
  • 2 Theatres
  • 3 Consult rooms
  • Large prep area

Our client client operate a 24 / 7 hospital in North Lincolnshire and are looking for an additional Small Animal vet to join them. There are no OOH's with this role as they operate a dedicated team for the night shifts.

This large practice is made up of:

  • 3 consult rooms
  • Dental suite
  • Double surgical theatre
  • laparoscopic equipment
  • Separate cat and dog isolation
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound

Our client offers exceptional packages up to 60k for cert holders. This role would suit someone interested in pursuing either a medical or EEC certificate.

Our proudly independent practice in this beautiful Buckinghamshire town are looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join their team. The successful candidate will be comfortable with routine soft tissue surgeries, neuters on cats dogs and ideally rabbits, lump removals, routine dentals etc etc. Attitude is more important than time served, however is the practice is quite busy, this role would not suit a new graduate this time.

The practice is purpose designed and consists of three consult rooms, separate dog, cat and isolation wards. Equipment includes; digital X-Ray, ultrasound, full Idexx labs and as the practice is constantly growing, so are the equipment levels.

The package will be consummate to experience and will be topped up with RCVS, VDS, Generous CPD.