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Steph Ward

Recruitment Consultant Phone: 01422 433900 Email: [email protected]

I joined Bright Leaf Recruitment in March 2015 and looked after the Locum bookings for the first 2 years before moving over to permanent recruitment in April 2017. I still look after locum bookings but focus most of my time on permanent placements now. I thoroughly enjoy speaking with candidates and clients and helping them to find their ideal match in the veterinary industry.

Outside of work my 2 young daughters and husband keep me busy and when we’re not running the girls to swimming lessons or gymnastic clubs we enjoy family days out and weekends away.

Myself and my husband also like to get involved in charity events for our local Hospice and as the girls get older they also want to get more involved in events such as the annual Colour Run and Midnight Walk.  

I currently work part time (Mon-Fri 9-1pm) whilst my daughters are at school, however as they get older and more independent, I hope to increase my working hours as it’s such a rewarding job and a fantastic place to work.

 
 
 
 

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Our client, based in Gloucestershire, are looking for a candidate with excellent people skills who can work well in a small, close knit team.

This is a 4 vet first opinion, small animal practice located in the rural Gloucestershire countryside with good links to the M5, commutable from Bristol, Bath and Cheltenham.
The team have a first-class reputation based on excellent client service and their super friendly, family ethos and as a training practice are very well equipped with a digital x-ray, ultrasound, in house lab, multi-monitor.

The team have vacancies for either full or part time candidates, both with sensible working weeks, either a 4/4.5 day week for full time or a 3/4 day week part time and 1:4 Saturday mornings consults at the practice. The team presently cover their own out of hours on a 1 night a week and 1 weekend in 4 rota.
Experienced candidates would be very welcomed and would be encouraged to develop and direct practice growth and direction.

The successful candidate will be entitled to a generous salary package dependent on experience with 5 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays, with CPD/Certificate training funded and encouraged and VDS/MRCVS paid.


If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

Not all of our roles are on our website, so if you are looking to move jobs, please get in touch to discuss your options.

If this vacancy isn’t quite right for you, please visit www.brightleaf.co.uk to view a full list of our current vacancies. You can also sign up for email alerts to receive news of new vacancies the second they are posted.

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.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced mixed animal vet to join an amazing team in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.

This client has fantastic facilities, modern equipment and a wonderful, hardworking, and friendly team undertaking first opinion and referral work with a loyal affluent client base.

They are a genuine mixed animal veterinary practice with two sites in Lake District and do regular referral work in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.

There has been a veterinary practice on this site for over 60 years and the team currently have over 250 years of experience between them. The expert friendly team of 7 vets, 8 nurses and a supportive network of ACAs and Receptionists love nothing more than giving the best possible care to their patients, from rabbits to reindeer, dogs to donkeys or cats to cows the team do really see it all.

This is a super friendly place to work with a wonderfully varied caseload and with the scenic Lake District literally on the doorstep there is surely no better place to be.

The role if for a full time mixed animal vet to work a 4-day week, with a 1:5 on call rota giving you a great work life balance to explore the beautiful, scenic Lake District.

You can expect a salary package of between 45,000-55,000+ depending on experience plus:
RCVS/VDS membership and one other subscription paid
6.6 weeks holiday including bank holidays
HealthShield
Cycle to Work scheme
Generous CPD allowance plus 5 days CPD paid leave
Opportunity to buy/sell holidays
Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
Discounted Veterinary fees


If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

Not all of our roles are on our website, so if you are looking to move jobs, please get in touch to discuss your options.

If this vacancy isn’t quite right for you, please visit www.brightleaf.co.uk to view a full list of our current vacancies. You can also sign up for email alerts to receive news of new vacancies the second they are posted.

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 on the south coast near Bournemouth are looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join their 8 vet team.

This is a forward thinking, innovative, friendly small animal practice looking to strengthen their veterinary team as they continue to grow. The team have a good range of equipment and several certificate holders in various disciplines including medicine and orthopaedics.
The see a really varied caseload and would support clinical development in whatever direction you desire with funding and training as needed; equally if you are a really good all-rounder and want to excel as a general practitioner at the heart of a great team then the team would like to speak to you too.

You will work alongside 4 other full-time vets and 4 part-time vets and be supported by a great nursing team (both registered and student nurses) who do a lot of nurse consults and blood sampling etc, plus helpful admin and reception staff.

There is an average of 40 hours working 4 days per week and one Saturday in 4 (with one other vet). There is no out of hours work (other than a basic first-aid triage email-only service within reasonable hours) and no sole charge.

You can expect a salary depending on experience and inclusion in a generous quarterly bonus shared equally amongst the vets pro rata.
CPD allowance and RCVS subscriptions included and a generous holiday allowance of 20 days paid holiday per year on top of the day off per week and in addition to bank holidays allowing for a great work life balance in a beautiful part of Dorset.


If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

Not all of our roles are on our website, so if you are looking to move jobs, please get in touch to discuss your options.

If this vacancy isn’t quite right for you, please visit www.brightleaf.co.uk to view a full list of our current vacancies. You can also sign up for email alerts to receive news of new vacancies the second they are posted.

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.
This client, based near Stansted Airport, are looking for an enthusiastic new vet to join their friendly 6 vet team.

This dedicated and friendly team have long standing clients and excellent case continuity which enables strong bonds to be made and cases to be followed through by one vet. the team also have visiting medicine, imaging, cardiology and ophthalmology specialists regularly at the clinic making in house referrals possible.

This is a full time role working 4 days per week from 9am-6.30pm with one early finish each week. There are no OOH or on call but you will need to be happy to share in a weekend rota, a maximum of 1:5 Saturday and Sunday mornings. Flexible hours can be available for those needing to work shorter hours / school hours and this can be discussed at interview.

Starting salary in the region of 33k for a confident new graduate and increasing depending on experience.
In addition to this you will also be entitled to 5 days CPD with a budget of 1750 and the possibility of certificates being supported for the right candidate, plus 5 weeks holiday, Health shield membership, VDS and RCVS fees paid.
The team are also able to support visa applications for European applicants if necessary.


If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

Not all of our roles are on our website, so if you are looking to move jobs, please get in touch to discuss your options.

If this vacancy isn’t quite right for you, please visit www.brightleaf.co.uk to view a full list of our current vacancies. You can also sign up for email alerts to receive news of new vacancies the second they are posted.

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.
This long standing, forward thinking, small animal practice have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join their team in Bournemouth, less than 10 miles from the seafront.

This 5 branch group in beautiful Dorset have a long history and a fantastic local reputation. Their size and adaptability creates the opportunity to be flexible about the role they can offer to best suit the new candidates strengths and aspirations. The team will encourage and support you to find your niche and value the contribution that new colleagues can bring. They will enthusiastically support the professional development of any staff’s skills at every stage of their careers and pride themselves on their collaborative atmosphere led by the teams advanced practitioners, certificate holders and approachable team leaders.

Across the whole team they have vets with interests in medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, acupuncture and dentistry as well as hosting the Petfit rehabilitation and physiotherapy centre at our Bournemouth branch. The practice embrace new ideas and innovations and offer special services which their staff have wanted to develop. They host regular surgery days with a peripatetic orthopeadic surgeon and offer acupuncture and therapeutic laser. The team also have a top of the range endoscopy/laproscopy tower and are offering keyhole spays and procedures as well as medical diagnostic investigations with a range of flexible and rigid endoscopes. In addition to this they have an advanced ultrasound machine and recently invested in DR digital radiography to deliver a high standard on internal medicine and cardiology. They have a dedicated dental theatre with a dental radiography.
This unique structure provides all vets with the opportunity to get to know their own clients whilst offering specialist services and allows the team to follow cases through in-house without the need for as much external referral.

The full time team members have a 4-day working week, with the same day off each week. Part time and flexible working applications are also welcomed.

There is an equal share of Saturday mornings but these are no more frequent than 1 in 3 but no on-call shifts as this is covered by Vets Now.

For the successful candidate there is a wide ranging benefits package supported through the wider group, a salary of between 30k - 55k dependent upon experience and a relocation package available if needed.

If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

Not all of our roles are on our website, so if you are looking to move jobs, please get in touch to discuss your options.

If this vacancy isn’t quite right for you, please visit www.brightleaf.co.uk to view a full list of our current vacancies. You can also sign up for email alerts to receive news of new vacancies the second they are posted.

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 are looking to recruit a Clinical Director to join their team on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon looking to take the next step up to a management position.

You will be joining this Tier 2 accredited practice where the team focus on excellent client and patient care, whilst also supporting each other and working well as a team. You will be assisted by the Practice Manager and Nursing Manager and working alongside an experienced forward-thinking team of 2.5 vets, 6 RVNs, 1 ACA and an efficient reception team.

The practice is located 30 minutes West of Worcester on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border and are well equipped with doppler ultrasound, brand new dental machine, digital x-ray and DDR dental x-ray, Tonovet, Cat IV laser, ECG and multiparameter monitoring equipment including capnograph.

The team have a designated operations day and in addition to an experienced nursing team, they also have visiting specialists. The vets work on 15 minute appointments (currently 20 minutes due to Covid) and have clinical freedom to work up their own cases.

This is a full time role, working 35.5 hours per week over 4 days plus 1:4 Saturday mornings. There is no OOH work but you will be expected to cover your share of Bank Holidays, 9am to 11am (excluding 25th/26th December) and paid in addition to salary.

In addition to a competitive and generous salary you can expect the following benefits:

6.6 weeks holiday (including bank holidays)
Fixed day off per week
Funded RCVS, VDS, and BVA or BSAVA fees
Generous CPD package, we encourage further qualifications
Healthshield – discount and health cash plan
Pension plan
Continued investment in facilities and equipment


If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

Not all of our roles are on our website, so if you are looking to move jobs, please get in touch to discuss your options.

If this vacancy isn’t quite right for you, please visit www.brightleaf.co.uk to view a full list of our current vacancies. You can also sign up for email alerts to receive news of new vacancies the second they are posted.

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.