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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 fashionable North London have a vacancy for a vet with around 12-24 months experience to join them.

Within the small group there are certificate holders and a diploma holder. This practice has a certificate holder in surgery. It is also well equipped with digital x-ray and digital dental x-ray. Other equipment includes;
  • Ultrasound
  • Tonometer
  • Brochoscope
  • Endoscope
  • Blood pressure kit
  • ECG
  • Full lab
  • Hematology and biochemistry analyzer
  • Bone kit
  • Ex-lap kit
The rota is worked on a 4 day week basis with 1/3 Saturdays.

There is no general requirement for OOH's other than 3 weeks be year on a stand by rota.
Our client in West London have a vacancy for a veterinary surgeon with 12-24 month experience to join their three vet team. Successful applicants will be happy with routine surgeries and medical cases as well as short periods of sole charge as required.

The rota for this role is based around a 4 day week with 1/6 weekends.

The excellent package includes a salary up to 40k, excellent CPD allowance which includes time off and paid professional fees.
Our hospital client in Liverpool have a vacancy for a surgical certificate holder, or someone part way through their certificate to join their team.
The successful candidate would be involved in complex surgeries as well as an element if first opinion.

The successful candidate will work with a large team of vets including certificate holders. They are equipped with CT scanner, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy and Digital X-Ray.

Our client offer exceptional packages to attract the best talent and also offer a 4 day week with 1/6 weekends, a generous CPD budget including time off to study and professional fees paid.

There is the opportunity to work a 7 on 7 off rota with this role.
Our Merseyside based client require an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon to join their large team of 9 vets.

This is a first opinion role, however our client does see referal cases as well.

There are no OOH's with this role and the rota is based around a 4 day week with 1:6 full weekends.

The practice is very equipped upto CT level with endoscopes, laparoscopy, digital x-ray etc.

Certificates will be actively encouraged in any small animal discipline and there is plenty caseload to support most interests.

Our Lincolnshire based client require a vet with around 3 years UK experience to take on Lead Vet responsibilities in this small friendly practice As the sole charge vet you will have the opportunity to develop and grow the practice as you feel fit . You will enjoy a 4 day week, no OOH's and 15 minute consultations. Clinical support is available locally and on the phone for more challenging cases.

Equipment includes;

  • K Laser
  • Endoscope
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound

For the right candidate our client are happy to pay a truly industry leading package which can include a company vehicle if required.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.

Our client in North London have a vacancy for small animal veterinary surgeon with around 12 months experience. The role will be mobile in nature so a driving license is essential. The role will involve working in around 3-4 practices in the area. The practices are different sizes, some sole charge, some larger teams.

Successful applicants will have the confidence to carry our routine soft tissue surgery and medical consultations unassisted. As part of a larger group, very experienced veterinary surgeons are only a phone call away should professional advice be needed when on sole charge.

A company vehicle or allowance will be offered as part of s fantastic salary.

CPD will be encouraged and funded within any relevant small animal discipline.

The rota involves a 4 day week with 1 in 6 weekends.