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 have operate a large 24 hour hospital in North London. They are looking to add an additional veterinary surgeon to their 10+ team of vets. The successful candidate will rotate across all disciplines so this is a great opportunity to develop their GP work and possibly focus on a specific discipline over time. Development is key to the partners in this practice, as such they have the skills, expertise and funds to complete certificates in most fields.

Equipment levels and services in this practice include, but are not limited to:
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Dental Suit
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Full Lab
  • Endoscopes
  • Keyhole surgery
  • 24 hour hospital facility
  • 15 minute consultations
The successful candidate will work a 4 day week with a share of weekends, 1 in 6. Our client also offer industry leading salary packages.
Our client on the Wirral have a vacancy for a small animal veterinary surgeon, experienced in routine surgical and medical cases to join their multivet team. Due to the size of the vet team, there are very few few occasions of sole charge.

The practice have a very diverse caseload including many orthopaedic and laparoscopic surgeries and can support and fund certificates within most small animal disciplines.

The successful candidate will work an average of 39 hours over 4 day week with a share of weekends.

Our client is happy to pay a salary of upto 55,000 per year with a generous CPD budget with time off to study.

The practice is very well equipped with Digital X-Ray, full lab, ultrasound, endoscopy, ECG. They also offer standard 15 minute consultations.

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

Practice interests include, Orthopaedics, medicine, soft tissue surgery, feline medicine,

Excellent opportunities for full work ups are available due to a substantial equipment list which includes, but is not limited to:
  • DR Digital X-Ray
  • Orthopaedic equipment
  • ECG
  • Flexible endoscope
  • Ultrasound
  • Tonometer
  • Infusion pumps
  • Full in-house labs.
  • Our client operates across 3 sites in the area, but candidates only ever work in 2 sites ensuring continuity.

Weekend on call is 1 weekend in followed by 6 weekends off. There is also one evening every 2 weeks on call. A full 24 hours off following an on call shift.

This is a great opportunity to join one of the leading independent veterinary organizations in the area.

Our client are sadly losing one of their experienced vets to a referral hospital so are looking for a replacement vet to start with them early in the the New Year.

Their two practices are rapidly growing and the incoming vet will spend 2 days in one practice and 2 days in the other. All vets work across both sites to offer clients total flexibility and keeping all vets fully functional in either location. Five vets work across both sites and well organised rotas mean that no one works sole charge. This is a very supportive practice where certificates will be supported and funded if candidates wish.

Ideally candidates will have enough experience to handle most routine soft tissue work as well as work up their own medical cases.

Both practices are well equipped with X-ray, ultrasound and full labs. Very few orthopaedics are referred out due to internal skill base and equipment.

The rota is based on a 4 day week with the last consult being 5.45 with 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. There are no OOH's.

The practice are well located for vets commuting from Guildford, Reading, London or the South Coast.

Package wil include a salary of 38 upto 45 plus. This is negotiable and dependent upon experience. The CPD budget is 1700 and RCVS and VDS fees are paid.
This hospital practice in South Yorkshire have a vacancy for an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon to join them. Being focused on vet well-being, they are happy to consider working patterns that suit the candidate. That could be for candidates raising families, pursuing other interests or for any other reason.

This is a busy practice so all candidates must be comfortable with most routinely seen small animal surgeries and medical cases. Ideally they will also be starting to focus on a particular discipline. For those looking to start or complete a certificate, our client will fund and support these.

This very well equipped practice support many local smaller practices and offer referral services so caseload seen at the hospital is very wide ranging. As a Tier 3 hospital they are very well equipped up to CT level.

Our client will pay a package up to 65,000 dependent on experience and are happy to fund certificates.

For full time candidates, the rota is a 4 day week with 1 in 6 weekends. For part time rotas weekends will be on a pro rata basis. For candidates wanting to work more weekends, this can also be worked with.

Our client operates from a large, 5 vet clinic. They are looking for a veterinary surgeon who has gathered around 12 months experience to join them. Ideal candidates will be comfortable with routine small animal surgeries and managing their own medical cases. They will also be happy with occasional periods of sole charge but these will not be very often. The client has a flexible workign approach and therefore is open to applications from full or part time vets.

The practice is very well equipped including laparoscopic equipment, digital X-Ray, ultrasound. The practice has a team with a wealth of experience including certificate holders in Feline General Practice, Medicine and a vet who has a keen interest in Dentistry. They also have visiting Laparoscopic specialists.

The practice have an excellent network set up for referrals where needed.

The rota is based around a 4 day week with 1/6 weekends. There are no OOH's. Our client is renowned for exceptional salary packages, including RCVS, VDS, BVA fee etc as well as a generous CPD program including funded certificates in any discipline.