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Louise Evans

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

I’ve known Richard for many years so, when in 2014 I left a career in media, I decided on a change of direction and in early 2015 I joined Richard in Bright Leaf.

I’ve always had an interest in animal care and with a distant background working at the RSPCA, it’s something that ties in well with my life. I’ve always been a people person, and I love developing a relationship with candidates and clients. The idea that I can play a part in finding the right person for the job is extremely satisfying.

Shortly after joining the team, my husband Andy and myself welcomed a new member to the family in the form of a whippet puppy called Dita. She regularly comes to the office with me and firmly has her feet under the table. We also have a royal python called Manasa (she doesn’t come to work).

Apart from looking after the creatures, my social life involves walking, skiing and travelling around the UK and Europe in our motorhome ‘Norbert’.

 
 
 
 

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Our client based in rural Lancashire are looking for full or part time Small Animal Vets to work any number of flexible hours over the summer and ongoing. They have permanent positions which can support newly graduated vets upwards, but will look at any cover, consult only, part time or summer jobs for New graduates.

This first opinion mixed practice runs its 3 small animal surgeries at separate locations to its farm and equine department. The practice has 3 Clinical Directors across the group and employs around 80 staff in total.

You will enjoy the support of an experienced team of 13 dedicated small animal vets, 10 qualified nurses, 3 trainee nurses, 2 nursing assistants and 13 receptionists. The practice facilities allow for good case work up and include a state-of-the-art DR digital x-ray machine with cloud-based image storage, ECG, flexible endoscope, ultrasound scanner, tonometer, infusion pumps, and a well-equipped lab including an electrolyte analyser. The team offer 15 minute appointments.

The main site of the 3 SA surgeries has undergone extensive refurbishments and has a team of RVN’s working 24/7 which is extremely beneficial to the Vets who do on-call and greatly enhances in-patient care. The loyal clients really appreciate this in-house out of hours service, and the team understand how this can impact on Vets and as such ensure on call is kept to a minimum and Vets have the following 24 hours off after being on call. There is accommodation on site for Vets to use if preferred. For permanent roles the weekend OOH rota is approximately 1.5 in 8 with generous time off in-lieu given for being on call; if you are on-call Friday / work Saturday morning only / and on call Sunday then you have the Monday and Tuesday off in-lieu. If you are on-call on a Saturday then you will have a Friday off in-lieu. And then followed by 6 weekends off. But any cover will be welcomed and flexibility given

In addition, you would be on-call approximately one night every other week with the following day off. The rota is on a continuous 8-week cycle allowing you to plan your life ahead. The team have an OOH telephone answering service so the Vets will not be taking calls directly. Recent graduates will be given Veterinary back-up OOH. There is CCTV so you can remotely keep an eye on in-patients.

Full time Vets involved in the out of hour’s service do work a variation of 3, 4, and 5-day weeks throughout the 8-week rolling rota. If you are a full-time Vet doing on call you will only have two 5-day weeks in every 8 weeks. However, many of the Vets choose to have extra days off. The team are very open to suggestion and happy to discuss what hours may suit you.

This is a well-established practice giving great job security, a good work life balance and up to 40 days holiday a year, with a holiday buy back scheme too for those who love to travel.
You would enjoy excellent support and back up from the the well-established clinical and support teams, with weekly team meetings, so all staff can contribute to the success of the practice and ensure everyone is listened to.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. To give you an idea of the current pay scales; a one-year qualified Vet will earn 36,700 and a Vet with 6 years experience will earn around 51k.
In addition you will receive a generous CPD allowance of 1,750 per annum and certificates will be encouraged with a higher CPD budget given. The team can also offer a new graduate development programme and are an RCVS Accredited and a Nurse training centre.
They also have several apartments available, all within walking distance of the surgeries, for those looking to move to the area.


The location of these practices allows for an active life away from work and the area offers a wide variety of leisure activities. For walking and hiking enthusiasts being situated in the north east of Lancashire, nestling between the Ribble Valley and the Pennine Way, Pendle is a largely rural area dominated by the iconic Pendle Hill. The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is on the doorstep and the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, and Bronte Country are all within easy reach.
For people who enjoy the city life, the vibrant cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds are within easy reach by road or public transport and offer excellent shopping and night life.
The practices also have great access to the motorway network, railways, and major airports.


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.

Enthusiastic vet surgeon required for my lovely client based on the northern outskirts of the Devon town of Torquay. They are seeking a vet , ideally with great medical and surgery skills who is looking for a proactive team where their opinion is valued and interests supported and encouraged. We value a great personality over experience so are able to support developing vets who have initial basic skills

With excellent facilities in practice, you would join a team of three vets with certificates in both medicine and surgery and one an AVP. They are keen to keep cases in house and therefore can carry out some complex surgery too. Focus is on customer care and clinical freedom, with an average of 10 consults per day

Working full time (40 hours) with varying shifts across the week and 1:4 weekends. Shifts are short and based on 8.30-4.30 or 11-7.30pm. With long weekends scheduled when you work a weekend

If you are interested to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900

You must be registered with the RCVS (Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons) or eligible to do so. You must also be aware of Visa requirements to work in the UK

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 4.5 vet, independent practice in County Durham have a vacancy for an additional veterinary surgeon to join their team.

The successful candidate will join a team with traditional values offering and excellent, first opinion service. They are well equipped with digital x-ray, full labs and ultrasound etc. Due to the experience in the team they are able to offer support for newly graduated vets upwards

All vets get consult and ops time daily and partake in the OOH's rota of 1/4. The OOH's are typically quiet for vets as the nurse takes the phone. When vets are required, it is generally for a genuine emergency. Many nights on call do not result in any call outs for the veterinary surgeons.

Salary from 30k -50k

If you are interested to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900

You must be registered with the RCVS (Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons) or eligible to do so. You must also be aware of Visa requirements to work in the UK

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 busy friendly practice , located in Liverpool, has a lovely young and vibrant team and is seeking to recruit another small animal vet, due to one of their vets moving away

They have an interesting caseload and in house referrals on a regular basis, (majority of orthopedics done in house,) with interests in ophthalmology dermatology and soft tissue surgery. They are keen to support your own interests and will help to build caseloads if necessary. Certificates can also be supported and this is something that the practice is keen to do.

Just 10 minutes from Liverpool city centre, this is a busy practice with a great mix of clients. You will join a friendly team of 4 Veterinary Surgeons, and a great support team

The successful candidate will ideally be an experienced vet with strong communication and interpersonal skills. You will be passionate, confident and have a genuine interest in animal welfare. There is no OOH but you will be required to work 1 in 4 weekends (sole charge).
Salary will be competitive and relocation can be discussed
Part time can be considered

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.

Based within a reach of the beautiful city of Manchester! An exciting opportunity has risen for a veterinary surgeon to join an excellent clinic, where you will be supported and become part of dedicated team providing the highest standards of care to the practices clientele and pets. The spacious surgery is equipped with state of the art facilities and services services including an in-house laboratory, x-ray, K laser and dentistry. Open for the last few years they have gone from strength to strength, and have grown to employ 5 vets and a lovely team of nurses and support staff who all pitch into make sure they offer both the best care to patients, but also pull together to enable the team as a whole to leave on time.

Our client is looking for a Full Time or Part Time vet who has good surgical and medical skills with experience of emergency surgery. Saturday mornings are worked on a rota of 1:4 so the ideal candidate will be confident also working in sole charge when required. No OOH’s included.

Excellent benefits provided with lots of support within a friendly working environment with career development opportunities. Competitive salary up to 60k DOE along with many rewards, pension and CPD allowance.

To apply for this role feel free to contact [email protected]

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.

Small practice, with great links to Sheffield (30 mins) and Chesterfield (20 mins) require an additional vet to join the team

With great facilities and a supportive team, they are able to provide development for confident vets, from 6 months upwards. You must be able to work in sole charge and have routine surgical skills, but lots of mentoring can be provided to grow and develop your skills further.

There are NO OOH’s and hours can be flexible with weekends on a rota

If you are interested to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900

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.