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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 based near Finchley, North West London have a vacancy for a vet comfortable with routine surgeries and medical cases to join them.

There are currently 2 vets in this practice, plus this vacancy, so there is very limited sole charge required. The incoming vet will work a 4 day week with a share of weekend on a 1/6 basis.

The practice is well equipped, with equipment such as, ECG, Ultrasound, Digital X-ray. full lab including bio-chem and haemotology as well as full ex-lap kit. In addition, MRI and CT is available at the sister branch as short distance away.

Our North West client in North West London require a veterinary surgeon with 12 months plus experience to join their team. The ideal candidate will have the confidence to manage some of their own caseload and happy with routine soft tissue surgery. Support is available form the two other veterinary surgeons in the practice.

Working a 4 day week as standard with a share of weekend on a rota, this role offers great work life balance. There are no OOH's with this role as an OOH's service provider are used.

The practice is well equipped with digital and dental X-ray, ultrasound and full lab equipment.

The role is easily commutable from; Watford, Harrow, Pinner Ruislip, Wembley and Stanmore.

Tbhis is initially a cover role, however after the period of maternity cover ends our client is 100% sure they will be able to convert this to a permanent role locally.
Our client in Central London have a vacancy for a vet with around 1-2 years experience to join their 2 vet team. Ideally candidates will be happy with routine soft tissue work as well as their own medical work up.

This is a very well equipped small animal practice. They have CT, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray, ECG etc. They positioned in the heart of London, close to Parsons Green, Earls Court, Fulham so public transport is excellent.

The rota is based on a 4 day week with 1/6 weekends so offers excellent work life balance allowing people to enjoy the best of London.
Our client in South West London require a veterinary surgeon to join their small team. This practice traditionally see a large number of exotics cases so would definitely suit someone with an exotics interest, a certificate holder or someone part way through.

While this is a sole charge vet role, other vets in the network are always available, either on the phone or a short drive away if needs be. Internal referrals are available for most complicated case or cases that the incoming vet is unfamiliar with. Referrals are available for soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, imaging, laparoscopic procedures etc.

This practice is very well equipped to deliver an excellent first opinion service. There is a support team of RVN's and student nurses. This role would suit a candidate wanting to tart their lead vet career in a lowe pressure environment whilst being supported by senior people whenever they need support.

The successful candidate will work a 4 day week with 1/3 Saturdays and will receive a package of up to 60,000 depending on the experience levels of the vet.

This role is easily commutable to:
  • Bushy Park
  • Teddington
  • Richmond
  • Twickenham
  • New Malden
  • Feltham
  • Hounslow

Our client in South London, easily commutable to:
  • Central London
  • Croydon
  • Epsom
  • Mitcham
  • Bromley
  • Twickenham
  • Sutton
  • Chessington
Have a a vacancy for a confident night vet to join their night team. The successful candidate will work a 7 night on 14 night off rota providing exceptional work life balance. There is an experienced support team every night and as the practice supports a number of local practices, shifts are always busy, with a varied caseload.

As an RCVS recognized Tier 3 hospital, it is very well equipped meaning vets are able to provide exceptional care.

As well as a fantastic rota, there is also a very generous package of CPD, RCVS fees paid, BVA fees paid as VDS. There is also an exceptional salary offered for all levels of experience, but of course, for vets with many years experienced and perhaps with, or close to completing certificates, this will be even higher.

For those wanting to start certificates, this will be actively encouraged.
Our client who based in the Home Counties, close to:
  • Rickmansworth
  • Chorleywood
  • Edgeware
  • St Albans
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Uxbridge
Require and additional veterinary surgeon to join them. The successful candidate will work alongside the experienced practice partner and a small nursing team. As there will be occasions of sole charge, it is important that candidates have experience in routine soft tissue surgeries and are happy to work up their own medical cases.

The well equipped forst opinion practice works closely with its sister practice where they have onsite CT, endoscopy, full orthopaedic suite etc.

Our client is happy to consider applications from part time, full time, school time applicants or other working patterns. Feel free to ask us about what you want.

Full time candidates will work a day week with 1/6 weekends.