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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. 


All Richard's jobs...

£70000 - £70000

Our North Lincolnshire client have a vacancy for a lead vet in their 5 vet team.

The successful candidate will have more than 3 years experience and likely be looking to, or have already started a certificate. They will also be wanting to ensure cases are worked up to a very high standard. They will also want to help drive this very successful, busy practice forward. Ensuring that the vet and nurse team are constantly striving to to give great service and constantly looking to develop themselves.

Whilst our client operate a 24 hout service, there are no OOH's with this role and the rota is based around a 4 day week with a light weekend rota.
Our client in North London require an additional veterinary surgeon to join their role in a mobile capacity. This will involve sharing time between around 10 locally accessible practices. Time will be spent working in practices of varying sizes with teams of varying interests. This is a great opportunity for candidates who like a regular change in scenery and those who want to work with a very large spread of interests. There will be occasions working in sole charge and occasions working in large hospitals.

Our client tend to recruit internally for large practice and hospital based roles, usually recruiting from the mobile vet team so this is an excellent foot in the door role.

Practices within the area are very well equipped and candidates will have access to equipment such as MRI and CT as well as a host of certificate holders across most disciplines.

Our client have industry leading packages and offer 4 day weeks as a standard with a share of the weekend rotas.

Our Tier 3 hospital client in West Sussex would like to recruit a Clinical Director to join their large team of 9 vets. This is a great opportunity for a vet experienced in leading and mentoring a small team to step up to a larger opportunity and upskill to include more business and people management responsibilities.

This senior role involves, but is not limited to;
  • Maintaining high clinical standards.
  • Identifying business opportunities for practice growth.
  • Review of profit and loss accounts alongside the regional team and using intuition to highlight areas where savings and opportunities are clear.
  • Working alongside the regional teams to plan an efficient rota.
  • Management of a team of vets, including performance management, succession planning and CPD plans.
  • Working alongside the head nurse to ensure that the nursing team is running in the most efficient and appropriate way.
Successful candidates will have around 5 years experienced gained in a UK practice environment. Ideally they will have a certificate or will be close to completion one.

As well as being an excellent clinician, they will also possess a high level of business acumen.

The practice is exceptionally well equipped, facilities include;
  • hydrotherapy pool,
  • cold laser,
  • laparoscopic
  • surgical equipment,
  • ultrasound,
  • CT
  • and endoscopy.
Practice interests include;
  • Exotics,
  • Internal medicine,
  • Oncology,
  • Cardiology,
  • Cardiology,
  • Rehabilitation,
  • Surgery,
  • Ultrasound.
The practice and operates 24/7. They operate their own OOH's team . The roata is based around a 4 day week with 1/3 saturdays.

Salary ITRO 65-70k
Our client in Cheltenham require an additional veterinary surgeon to join their multi vet team.
The successful candidate will be comfortable to with routine surgeries and medical case. The role involves working across two sites in the Cheltenham area and a vehicle can be provided if required.

The practices are very well equipped with:
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • multipara monitor
  • endoscopy
Thr rota involves a 4 day week with 1:4 half days on saturdays.

There are no OOH's with this role.

Our client on the Lancashire coast are looking for a veterinary surgeon with around 12 month experience to join their team. The are looking for someone with basic medicals skills and the ability to do the more routine surgical procedures alone. There will however be more experienced vets available to support when required. The successful candidate will be fully supported with more complex procedures and cases.

Team work is key for this practice. Our client pride themselves in offering the whole team freedom to work as well as come up with ideas to grow personally and to help the business improve its offering at the same time.

The practice is located close to many beautiful beaches, and areas of outstanding natural beauty, Ribble Valley, Forrest of Bowland, The Lake District.