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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. 


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Our Client in West London require an additional night vet to join their team.

Working 7 on and 7 off whist the practice is closed you will handle all emergency work for the hospital as well as the local branch practices. You will always have access to full patient records.

The practice is well equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy.

You will be the sole vet in charge, hence the generous package and rota but you will be supported by an RVN.

Experience in EEC is preferred however, confident surgeons happy with surgery are welcome to apply.

In addition to a generous salary, RCVS, VDS and BVA fees are also paid, along with a generous CPD budget.

Our West London client require a veterinary surgeon with around 12 months experience (comfortable with bouts of sole charge and routine soft tissue surgery) to join their mobile team. Providing cover for a small number of local branches and the main hospital you will get the opportunity to work alongside vets with varying skills. You will also have the opportunity to develop through a generous CPD to certificate level. You will work a 4 day week with no OOH's. There is a weekend requirement of 1 in 6 ful weekends.

The base practice is a well equipped 24 hour hospital with digital X-Ray, ultrasound, endoscopes.

An excellent package will be offered to the successful candidate, with a salary in the region of 39-45k. Other benefits include generous CPD, RCVS paid, BVA paid, VDS paid, 3 days off for CPD.

Our client in this lovely Warwickshire village, commutable to the Larger cities of Coventry, Leamington Spa and Birmingham require an experienced veterinary surgeon to lead their small friendly team. The successful candidate will be working with one other vet and two nurses including one surgeon and will have additional support for ANA's.

This role would suit a candidate looking to enjoy the financial rewards and career progression advantages of have Senior Vet on their CV's. Our client will support any candidates in the management aspects that may be new to them.

This busy branch has recently been refurbished to provide excellent facilities including separate dog, cat and isolation wards, large spacious prep area, large theater, 3 consulting rooms, digital x-ray, ultrasound, dental suite and endoscopy. Candidates will be exposed to a varied and interesting caseload in our state-of-the-art clinic.

The rota for this role is a 4 day week with 1/3 Saturdays.

An industry leading package is available including an exceptional salary, vehicle if required, generous CPD upto cert level, RCVS, VDS and BVA fees paid.

Our client in Central Kent require an experienced veterinary surgeon to join their team in a Lead Vet capacity. The successful candidate will have around 3-5 years experienced gained in the UK and will be looking to progress into their their first senior role or already in a senior vet position. For vets venturing into their first role, support would be offered to all those applicants nervous of this next step.

The team of vets is 3 strong and all vets work a 4 day week with a one in three Saturday rota. There are no OOH's with this position. There are 6 in the nursing team including students.

Practice equipment include digital X-Ray, endoscopy and ultrasound. In addition, access is easily available to MRI and CT.

CPD will be supported in any small animal discipline up to certificate level.

Our client in this beautiful market town require a veterinary surgeon to join the existing, supportive, Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join their small friendly team. As second vet in the practice, the successful candidate will be involved in large amounts of surgical and medical cases and will be actively encouraged to manage their own caseload where possible and will be supported in any small animal discipline they are interested in. Certificates can be supported easily.

The practice has recently undergone a full refurbishment and is well equipped with quality ultrasound, digital X-Ray and ECG.

The rota is a four day week with a shared, fair weekend rota.

Our client in the Harringay, North London area require an experienced veterinary surgeon to lead their small team in this branch practice. The successful candidate will work as the sole charge vet along with two student nurses. Therefore confidence in routine surgeries and medical cases is essential. This role would suit a candidate looking to start their "senior" or "Management" career in a supported environment. If a veterinary surgeon is looking for a role that could lead to larger, promotions in the next 2 - 3 years, this could be ideal.

There is always telephone assistance available for complex cases. Also, there is the local hospital for referral cases including MRI and CT.