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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This proudly independent practice in Wiltshire are looking for an experienced surgically minded SA vet to join their fantastic team on a permanent basis.

This is a full time role which will see you working with a team of 6 vets, 8 nurses and ANA's. You will be well supported and encouraged to develop in any small animal discipline you wish.

There are no OOH's with this role.

The practice offers a wide variety of services to its loyal customers, including, but not limited to; Keyhole surgery and Bronchoscopy, Orthopaedic surgery, Complex soft tissue surgery, K-Laser, Rehabilitation and Acupuncture.

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

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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 are looking for an additional veterinary surgeon to join their small team on the Surrey Hampshire borders. This role would suit a GP veterinary surgeon who would be interested in training in laparoscopic surgery as this practice is particularly well equipped.

The successful candidate should be happy with routine surgeries and medical work ups. It is likely that candidates will have a minimum of 12 months experience.

This is a small friendly team with one other vet and large nursing and support team.

The rot is based ion a 4 day week with 1/6 weekends.

Our independent client in Northern Ireland Ireland have a vacancy for a small animal veterinary surgeon.

They are a large team of 9 vets with a very diverse range of experience and interests, from a new graduate up to referral vets. Ideally candidates will be happy with some routine procedures and more than likely have 2 years experience. There is a huge, diverse caseload so candidates will be easily able to develop their surgical, medical or diagnostic skills. Certificates will of course be supported.

This well equipped practice take referrals within Orthopaedics, Spinal Surgery, Cardiology and Ophthalmology.

As a large independent practice, they are proud to offer their clients out of hours service which is worked on a rota basis. This is 1 night per week plus 1 in 4 weekends.

The successful candidate will have the option to take the nice, modern apartment above the practice if they wished.
Our client have a vacancy for an additional veterinary surgeon to work across two brand new practices. As these practices are brand new, they are really well equipped and fantastic environments, but they are growing rapidly. As such, some of the time will be sole charge as they grow. The amount of sole charge is likely to reduce over the first 6-12 months.

The practices are equipped with a high standard of first opinion equipment, digital x-ray, ultrasound good levels of surgical equipment etc.

The other vets include a Cert AVP medicine and a vet with interests in surgery, feline medicine and exotics.

Candidates should be comfortable with routine medical cases and ideally be doing some basic surgical cases. Complex cases will be scheduled to days when the more experienced vets are in. Support will always be available over the phone and referral to the opposite practice will always be an option.

Our client have a vacancy for a small animal vet, comfortable with some routine soft tissue work as well as medical cases to join them. Working alongside the rest of the team, this is a great opportunity to develop further, perhaps towards a fully funded and supported certificate. There will be occasional periods of sole charge so candidates have to be confident in their clinical judgments, but also not afraid to ask for support when required.

This practwork an average week of 45 hours over 4 days with 1 in 4 weekends. Candidates wishing to work part time will also be considered.

This practice is well equipped with including digital x-ray, ultrasound, tonometer, laparoscopy, blood pressure machine, full lab including microscope, haematology and biochemistry analyser, orthopaedic kit and more. An interest in Laparoscopy would be of benefit but not essential.

OOH's are shared amongst the team.
Our client in North Kent require a vet with 12-24 months experience to join their team. The role involves working with one other veterinary surgeon so the rota means there will be some time spent working sole charge, but this will be minimal. Successful candidates need to be comfortable with routine soft tissue surgeries and medical work ups.

The rota is based around a 39 hour week, working 4 days plus 1:3 weekends.

The practice is a very well equipped first opinion practice with digital X-Ray, blood pressure monitoring, full lab, ECG and tonometer.

An excellent package of upto 50k will be offered to the right candidate with the right experience and skill st as well as RCVS, BVA and VDS paid. CPD will be supported upto certificate level.