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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
    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 are a mixed practice based in Hull looking for an experienced small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join their team.

    This position is full time, but consideration would also be given for a job share or part time role for the right candidate. Weekends and Bank Holidays are worked on a 1:7 rota basis between the hours of 8.30am-4pm. All OOH is covered by Vets Now.

    The friendly team of 13 vets work from 2 modern, well equipped branches in the Hull area. Facilities include digital x-ray, ultrasound with doppler, endoscope, tonometry, sevoflurane anaesthesia, large animal x-ray and ultrasound.
    They can offer the varied caseload and support of a large practice, but with the close-knit team and familiar atmosphere typically found in a smaller practice.

    Their location gives easy access to city life, but with beautiful rural Yorkshire and the seaside also on the doorstep will provide a great work / life balance.

    You will be required to cover a share of the equine OOH on a rota basis but the small animal OOH is covered by Vets Now.

    Salary is dependent upon experience but the successful candidate can also expect the following benefits:
    • 5 weeks paid holiday + bank holidays
    • 5 days CPD leave
    • 1750 CPD allowance per annum
    • RCVS membership and other professional membership fees paid
    • Health plan membership
    • Training, up to certificate level encouraged
    • Pension

    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 client are a large, mixed practice in Somerset with over 20 Veterinary Surgeons, each with their own specialist areas of disciplines and can therefore provide a comprehensive service for the majority of species.

    This role is to be based at one of their 2 practices in the area. A purpose built practice with all of the usual equipment that you would expect in a gold standard veterinary practice. Clinically the team encourage and educate their clients on the benefits of preventative healthcare but the biggest selling point is the practice team and the emphasis that is put on well-being and support. With trained Mental Health First Aiders and Well-being Champions, they strive hard at maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
    The location offers everything that a popular market town would with good transport links to Bristol, Bath. London or the coast, depending on how you want to spend your free time.

    With 5 qualified vets and 7 qualified nurses, this clinical team functions around support and the delivery of high quality veterinary medicine. The team are actively encouraged to develop individual clinical skills and interests. This has led to a GP Cert AVP in Small Animal Medicine, as well as Physiotherapy and Behaviour, Emergency Critical Care, and Dental Surgery.
    The team also play an active part in the local community, sponsoring events like the local children's carnival, providing support on interview techniques for school leavers and giving talks with local charity groups.


    As part of a 5 vet team and with the support of the 7 fully qualified nurses, you will be expected to deliver a mixture of 15 minutes consults or undertake surgical procedures as a part of mixed diary layout. Non-surgical days consist of a wide range of first opinion appointments, with an emphasis on case work up using in house diagnostic facilities. Fully equipped operating theatre and dental suite mean surgeries are undertaken every day and are performed at a high standard.

    This is a full time position working 4 days per week 8.30am - 6.30pm. OOH rota is 1:10 weeknights and weekends.

    This position would suit an ambitious candidate with a surgical bias and a view to future business development. They are keen to develop and hone a future Clinical Director if at all possible by providing all the relevant support, training and mentoring needed to take this next step in your career. An active interest in the day-to day running of the business would be essential and in return an exciting journey into running your own practice alongside 4 other Clinical Directors is on offer.

    Benefits (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


    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 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 client is based outside Middlesbrough but close to the North Yorkshire Moors are looking for a mixed or small animal vet to join them.

    The client is a first opinion mixed practice whose client base is mainly beef, sheep and hobby farmers, with a small amount of equine. As a percentage the practice is approximately 90% small with 10% mixed. The clinic has In-House Idexx Lab facilities, Digital X-ray, Scanner, 4k Laser.

    They have an exciting opportunity for a confident and experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join the team. Although this is a mixed practice they are open to applications from candidates who are looking for small animal work only. The role will consist of consults, general surgery and dentals.
    • Daily Hours 8.15 am to 5.30pm, with one late night until 6.30pm
    • On call vet always has full backup vet on the rota.
    • 1:5 on call rota

    The team comprises of 5 vets, and 2 nurses, 4 reception staff and the practice manager. The current staff have been with the practice for many years, the tema are supportive and work closely together. There are lots of social meetings, enjoy staff outings and pizza meetings. The practice has always supported the local agricultural shows with Veterinary cover to allow them to continue with the animal sections of the show, they are also great supporters of the local Riding for the disabled for the last 50 years.

    They are looking for a highly motivated Veterinary Surgeon, who can thrive at delivering excellent animal and client care. You must be confident and professional when communicating and have the ability to work well in a team. The ideal candidate will be experienced and confident in most aspects of general surgery and dentals, with a passion for providing high quality clinical care to all pets and an outstanding client experience.

    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 continued growth this traditional, busy, mixed animal practice are looking to recruit 2 enthusiastic and experienced veterinary surgeons to join their friendly and progressive team.

    You will have the clinical freedom to work up an interesting and varied caseload in this well-equipped surgery and be supported by the current 6 vet team.

    Ideally the team are looking for a mixed vet but this position could also suit a large animal vet or equine practitioner.
    The split is essentially 70% SA 40% LA or 60% SA, 40% LA, 10% EQ.

    This is a full time role with a share of the OOH; 1:4 Weekends as first on-call and 1:4 as second on-call.
    There is the potential for flexible workings for the right candidate.

    On offer is a salary dependent upon experience plus a generous CPD allowance, holidays inc your Birthday off and Christmas shopping days and a company pension all as standard.

    All this and the practice is located in a beautiful location, within easy reach of both Dartmoor National Park and the South coast allowing for a great work/life balance.

    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.
    Our client are a mixed practice based in Hull looking for an experienced mixed / small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join their team.

    This position is full time, but consideration would also be given for a job share or part time role for the right candidate.

    The friendly team of 13 vets work from 2 modern, well equipped branches in the Hull area. Facilities include digital x-ray, ultrasound with doppler, endoscope, tonometry, sevoflurane anaesthesia, large animal x-ray and ultrasound.
    They can offer the varied caseload and support of a large practice, but with the close-knit team and familiar atmosphere typically found in a smaller practice.

    Their location gives easy access to city life, but with beautiful rural Yorkshire and the seaside also on the doorstep will provide a great work / life balance.

    You will be required to cover a share of the equine OOH on a rota basis but the small animal OOH is covered by Vets Now.

    Salary is dependent upon experience but the successful candidate can also expect the following benefits:
    • 5 weeks paid holiday + bank holidays
    • 5 days CPD leave
    • 1750 CPD allowance per annum
    • RCVS membership and other professional membership fees paid
    • Health plan membership
    • Training, up to certificate level encouraged
    • Pension

    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 in Eire have an exiting vacancy for a Clinical Director to join them in their mixed practice.

    The ideal candidate will be experienced in all fields and will have an interest in other practice activities such as finance, admin, recruitment, team development, stock control and other aspects of practice management.

    The role will suit those senor vets looking for the next step into management or those vets who are currently occupying Clinical Director posts or equivalent.

    The work mix is 60% small and there is an OOH's rota of 1 in 5.

    Package details are exceptional for the right candidate.

    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.