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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 client in Oldham ahve a vacancy for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon in their branch practice. Working with a small, dedicated team of nurses and ANA's the Lead vet will be responsible for driving the clinical standard as well as motivating the team. Clinical support is available on demand form the group vets and Clinical Director as well as support for the management aspects which many candidate will not have experienced.

As this role will be sole charge until the practice grows a little, all candidates must be happy with routine soft tissue surgeries as well as medical cases. Candidates are therefore likely to have around 2 years experience as a minimum.

The practice is a well equipped small animal practice with equipment such as:
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Inhouse lab
Our client in North London seek an additional veterinary surgeon to join their team. The existing vets hold certificates in Surgery and Imagining as well as interests in medicine.

The practice is very well equipped with equipment levels that include:
  • Digital X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Dental X-ray
  • Inhouse lab
Whilst there is very little sole charge, the practice is busy so interested candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience and be happy with routine medical and surgical cases. Certificates will be supported and funded.

The practice is close to its large, sister hospital where cases can be referred and followed up.

The rota is based around a 4 day week with 1:6 weekends.

Our client offer industry leading packages, depending on experience.
This is a great opportunity for a vet comfortable with routine soft tissue surgeries and medical cases to take a step into a leadership role. Our client expects candidates to have 2 years experience as a minimum. The position involves leading a small nursing team and developing the practice through providing great service to clients and motivating the team.

This is a well equipped small animal, first opinion practice with such equipment as:
  • Endoscope
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Density
  • Inhouse lab
Support will be offered from sister practices for both unfamiliar clinical cases and management training training requirements.

The rota is based on a 4 day week with 1:6 full weekends.

If partnership was of interested that is something that could be considered with with this role.


Our client based in Lancashire have a vacancy for a vet with a minimum of 12 months experience to joinn their team. SDuccesfull candidates will be comfortable handling their own routine surgical and medicval caseloads. With such a large team, there are always opportunities for development and progression.

Our Independent, multi vet client in Gloucestershire have a vacancy for a 2021 new graduate small animal vet. This client has a history of developing new graduates and they have interests in most fields including large amounts of orthopaedic surgeries.

Equipment levels include:
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Laparoscopic surgical kit
  • Orthopaedic kit
  • Full labs including biochemistry and haemotology.
We expect lots of interest in this role so please send in your CV when making enquiries or making an application.