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Ok, you’ve done the uni bit, now, let us help your find your first fantastic new graduate veterinary surgeon or nurse role.

Every year Bright Leaf Recruitment successfully place vets from all the UK vet schools into amazing new graduate roles.

Our client list spans the length and breadth of the UK and includes a mix of large practices and small, mixed, farm and companion, independent and corporate. 

We are confident that we can not only help you in your first job, but for the rest of your career. We will remove the hassle of job hunting. What’s more all the work we do for you is entirely free of charge.

As we fill many of our new graduate roles before we have even advertised them, it is a great idea for you to register your details with us. We always contact our registered vets and vet students as soon as relevant new graduate jobs arise.

As well as organising interviews for you we are able to offer the following services completely free of charge.

  • Interview preparation. We help the more nervous candidates be ready for the experience, many have never had an interview before
  • CV advice. As an agency, we see thousands of CVs. We are therefore perfectly placed to help you tweak your CV and match it to the roles you want
  • General career advice / salaries / package and benefits advice
    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced mixed animal vet to join an amazing team in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.

    This client has fantastic facilities, modern equipment and a wonderful, hardworking, and friendly team undertaking first opinion and referral work with a loyal affluent client base.

    They are a genuine mixed animal veterinary practice with two sites in Lake District and do regular referral work in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.

    There has been a veterinary practice on this site for over 60 years and the team currently have over 250 years of experience between them. The expert friendly team of 7 vets, 8 nurses and a supportive network of ACAs and Receptionists love nothing more than giving the best possible care to their patients, from rabbits to reindeer, dogs to donkeys or cats to cows the team do really see it all.

    This is a super friendly place to work with a wonderfully varied caseload and with the scenic Lake District literally on the doorstep there is surely no better place to be.

    The role if for a full time mixed animal vet to work a 4-day week, with a 1:5 on call rota giving you a great work life balance to explore the beautiful, scenic Lake District.

    You can expect a salary package of between 45,000-55,000+ depending on experience plus:
    RCVS/VDS membership and one other subscription paid
    6.6 weeks holiday including bank holidays
    HealthShield
    Cycle to Work scheme
    Generous CPD allowance plus 5 days CPD paid leave
    Opportunity to buy/sell holidays
    Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
    Discounted Veterinary fees


    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.
    Our client are an established 18 Vet, two site practice, and are looking for a Mixed Animal Vet with some experience to join them on a permanent basis.

    The practice is based on the outskirts of Glasgow, near Paisley, and looks after a wide range of animals from cattle, sheep, horses to dogs, cats, rabbits and everything in between inclduing the ever increasing exotic pets.
    Ideally you will have some small animal experience but this is not essential as there is an experienced team of Vets and Nurses on hand for support and guidance.

    The practice has all the usual equipment you would expect, including up to date dental equipment and DR dental radiography, in house lab, ultrasound, and digital x-ray at each site. They hold frequent in house and locally arranged CPD to suit your skill development, and has close links with Glasgow University and SAC. The team carry out several routine fertility visits with weekly/fortnightly scanning and have Beef and sheep farmer groups with regular social/remote meets. The large animal team have Bull/ram fertility equipment, along with a mobile scanner, X-ray unit and endoscope.

    They have a Ophthalmologist certificate holder and acupuncturists on site and host weekly visits from a diagnostic imaging specialist.
    This practice are located just 10 minutes away Glasgow Airport and a 20-minute drive to beautiful Loch Lomond to spend your many days off.


    This is a full time role with no routine sole charge, but you will be required to be the 2nd vet on call and senior Vet back up OOH when needed.
    The rota does involve working a week of nights, however you will then be entitled to a full week off following this, thus giving you another 5-6 weeks off per year!

    In addition to a generous salary, dependent upon experienced you will also be entitled to:

    A generous 5 day/1750 CPD budget
    6 weeks holiday
    Car and accommodation available if required.
    All professional fees paid by practice.
    Health shield medical insurance
    Buy/Sell holiday scheme


    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.
    Our client is looking for a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon to work within clinic based just 30 mins from Ballymena. The role will have a Farm bias for sheep, beef and horses but also helping with some consulting in small animals. This role could suit a Veterinary Surgeon looking to work in mainly farm with some small animal and Equine work or a Veterinary Surgeon looking for a mixed role equally split across all areas.

    This is a 3-branch practice, in the middle of the Sperrin Mountains, with only a 40-minute drive to our stunning North Coast, 40-minute drive to Belfast airport and 40-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Belfast or Derry city life. Two of the branches have farm animal crush and pen and they have all the usual equipment in the main branch for both farm and small animal practice. Facilities include easy scan/small animal ultrasound, IDEXX lab station, microscope, x-ray, endoscope, ECG, kennelling/stabling facilities, small ruminant operating table and a horse stock.

    There is a team of 8 Veterinary Surgeons of which 3 have 20 years’ experience in Farm, Small Animal, and Equine and 1 Veterinary Surgeon has 10 years farm vet experience. These 4 Veterinary Surgeons have been with the practice for 10 years. They also have two 2019 graduates (previously EMS students at the clinic) and one 2020 graduate. They have an enormously dedicated Veterinary Nursing team made up of 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Student Veterinary Nurses.

    The role is for 45 hours per week, with a winter rota of 1:4 weekends which changes to a summer rota of 1:6 weekends. You will be off a long weekend, either Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday after your weekend on duty. The ideal candidate will have previous experience and be happy with Calving, C-sections and uterine twist. You will also be happy to do some horse work, no PPE, but reproduction knowledge would be beneficial. You must also have some experience in small animal procedures including neutering dogs and cats, pyo op & basic emergency and critical care skills.

    The role is open to new graduates that mainly would like to work in farm with some equine work and small animal work involved in the position. Additional training and support will be given and candidates must be RCVS registered.

    For more information on this role or if you would like to apply then please contact [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.
    Our client in Northern Ireland are looking for a full-time veterinary surgeon to join their team working within their 1st opinion mixed practice consisting of small animal, farm, and equine caseloads.

    The current team of 13 vets and 8 nurses are based across 2 modern purpose-built surgeries in the beautiful foothills of the Mourne Mountains and all vets are encouraged to participate and develop in all areas of farm and domestic animal work. Farm work consists of dairy, sheep, and beef caseloads as we cover all local farms in the area, small percentage of equine work is also available as well as working on orthopaedics and dentals as well as all your usual SA cases.

    Our surgery facilities include all the usual: in-house labs, digital x-ray, ultrasound ECG and full orthopaedic equipment.
    The team also offer a 24-hour emergency service so gives you exposure to ECC cases.


    This is a full time role working 40 plus hours per week but consideration will also be given to part-time and job share applications. There is a 1:9 Out of Hours rota working alongside 9 other vets.

    The ideal candidate will be experienced as a mixed vet but new graduates can be considered as full support and training will be given. You must be RCVS registered, a company van will be provided so must hold a full, clean driving licence. Accommodation is available. CPD and further certification is supported.

    Salary is dependent on experienced and in addition benefits include: (subject to pro rata)
    • 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
    • 5 days paid CPD leave
    • 1250 CPD Allowance per annum
    • Private Medical Insurance
    • VDS Membership paid
    • BVA Membership paid

    The practice stretches across a fantastic scenic area from Strangford Lough up to Slieve Donard with a wide range of sport clubs, leisure centres, horse-race course, golf courses etc within the catchment.


    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.
    Our client is a successful mixed animal practice based near York who are looking for a full time time vet to join their team.

    They are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join this friendly and supportive team. The client is keen to hear from candidates who may be looking for either a mixed vet role or a small animal only vet role, they can be flexible to suit your needs and interests.

    As a mixed vet you would take part in a one in six rota, with a generous allowance for time off and long weekends. If you are a small animal only vet, you will enjoy no on call and one in four Saturday mornings, with a generous allowance for time of and long weekends.

    The practice is located in the beautiful market town in North Yorkshire, with great access to the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors, the Howardian Hills, the City of York and Harrogate. Local transport links include the A1 and A1M. Due to expansion they are currently refurbishing their premises to include additional consulting space.

    They are a friendly, traditional, 6 Veterinary Surgeon, 2 Registered Veterinary Nurse, 5 Auxiliary Nurse and two receptionist practice. A great work/life balance is hugely important to the team and make sure that a varied and interesting case load goes hand in hand with time away to enjoy the other things in life. Ideally they are looking for a veterinary surgeon whose level of experience means they are comfortable with sole charge.

    For more information on this role or if you would like to apply then please contact [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.
    Due to expansion and increased workload our client in Co Tyrone are looking for a mixed animal vet to join the team.

    This client are an established Mixed Animal practice with various branches across Mid Ulster. They pride themselves on delivery of excellent animal health services. The role will include a flexible mix of clinical work with dairy, beef, and sheep herds covering all veterinary requirements for beef and dairy herds and sheep flocks, including Reproduction – Fertility, and Scanning, Health Plans, Disease Investigation, And much more along with First Opinion small animal consultations and a great variety of surgical and medical cases including orthopaedics.

    You will be given clinical freedom and an opportunity to develop your own client base. The team also have a team of highly experienced Vets with various levels of special interests, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offering 24hr services 365 days per year.

    You must be enthusiastic, motivated, have good communication skills and be prepared to work as part of a team.
    Experience is preferred but not essential as new graduates will be well supported through the teams Graduate Programme if necessary.

    Package:

    Salary: Commensurate to experience
    28 Days annual leave incl. bank holidays
    RCVS and VDS fees paid
    CPD funded and Certificates encouraged
    Exclusive company discounts and rewards
    Workplace Pension Scheme
    Health Insurance scheme
    Staff Discount


    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.
    This progressive mixed practice based in the beautiful Mourne countryside in Co. Down are looking for an experienced mixed veterinary surgeon to join their team on a permanent basis.

    The current team of 3 vets, 2 RVN's and 2 Receptionists see a wide variety of interesting SA and LA cases. They have all the usual SA equipment such as - in house lab, digital x-ray, ultrasound & dental station etc.

    The ideal candidate would have a bias towards Small Animal (clinical and surgical) but still be confident and competent to cover the OOH mixed rota.
    This is a full time role with a 1 in 4 OOH rota, with a small radius of cover and a 6pm finish Monday to Friday.

    The successful candidate can enjoy an attractive salary in line with experience and the excellent backup and support from the whole team.
    You will also be entitled to paid professional membership fees (VDS, RCVS, AVSPNI), a generous CPD allowance, company sick pay scheme and health shield (medical cover).

    Also included in the package is a company vehicle or vehicle allowance plus accommodation and mobile phone.

    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.

    Our client is a well respected practice who pride themselves on looking after all animals, farm, equine and small for their loyal clients.

    The practice have been established since the late 80's and are looking for an experienced farm vet to join their large animal team. You will be based at one site but a large proportion of the role will be ambulatory work and therefore you must be able to drive. This is a full time position and will include a night on call per week. Weekends will be 1 in 4 where you are first on call and 1 in 4 where you will be second on call. There is a company car provided

    The practice have a wealth of experience and offer full support and development to their staff. There is always someone on available to provide help if needed. This is real opportunity to join an experienced and supportive environment which will allow you develop as a vet.

    If you would like to apply then please contact louise@brightleaf.co.uk 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.

    This fantastic independent client in the picturesque town of Northallerton, North Yorkshire, would like to welcome another veterinary surgeon into their mixed practice.

    This friendly, progressive, rural mixed practice has been established for almost 20 years and continues to grow rapidly.
    The client offers a genuine mixed caseload of 50% small animals and 50% farm and equine.

    The farm work consists mainly of large commercial beef and sheep farms, and a good number of smallholders. This combination allows you to quickly develop excellent skills dealing with lambings and calvings, caesareans, blood sampling and prolapses without being bored on routine dairy visits every morning.
    There are also opportunities to become involved in flock health planning and high health schemes if this would be your area of interest. There is no TB testing as the team have their very own ATT.
    The equine work is a combination of leisure and sport horses. Dentals, castrates, pre-purchase examinations, colic and lameness work ups are very common and you will soon become competent in all of these under the guidance of the other vets.

    The team have lots of equipment for medical workups to a high standard including X-ray, ultrasound, blood machines, laproscopes and endoscopes. They perform a significant amount of advanced surgeries in-house, including most orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries such as advanced fracture repair, TPLOs, patellar luxation repair, TECAs.

    The team provide their own OOH which is always supported by the Head Vet who has over 20 years of experience.

    This is a full time permanent position over 4 days per week which allows you plenty of time to become involved in all North Yorkshire has to offer. With 1 night a week on the OOH rota and 1 in 3 weekends.

    Benefits include a competitive salary depending on experience (minimum 35k) and 25 days holiday, CPD / RCVS / VDS fees paid and a car.

    The cities of York and Newcastle are just 30minutes away by train, as well as the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales on the doorstep.

    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.
    Our lovely client based on the south coast of Devon are looking for 2 experienced Vets to join their small friendly team based across 2 branch practices just 6 miles apart.

    Whether you are a confident small animal vet, an experienced large animal vet or simply prefer a mixture of both our client would love to hear from you.

    You will be joining a close knit, stable, experienced team who support and look after each other whilst working hard to provide outstanding care for their clients and pets.

    These are both full time positions with a share of the 1:5 rota.

    Salary is dependent upon experience.

    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.

    This well established client based in the beautiful South West corner of Cumbria are looking for a Mixed Animal vet to share the workload with their 6 other vets.

    The caseload is an equal split of 50% farm animal and 50% small animal with a little equine work. And will include some TB testing.

    You must be happy to take a share of the OOH rota - equally shared by the team and will see you work a first and second on call and so will mean being on call / working every 3rd night and every 3rd weekend.

    Our client are happy to consider any suitable candidates wanting this balance of work, including new graduates.

    If this sounds like the ideal role for you 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.