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    Our client in the Peterborough area have a vacancy to work within their three practice, All practices a different in size so some of the work is sole charge, and some is working with larger practices with certificate holders. Candidates will ideally be comfortable with very routine sift tissue surgeries and medical cases and will be looking to develop their skills in a supportive fashion, at pace. As far as experience goes, we expect a minimum of 12 months. Working across three sites, candidates will have access to excellent facilities and telephone support if needed when working in sole charge. Ops and consultations will be booked in as per candidates skills so they will not be expected to do procedures they are not happy with. This is a fantastic, entry level into this group and it is unlikely that the role will become fixed site with 6-12 months. A company vehicle will be provided if required.
    Our client based in beautiful North Cambridgeshire are looking for an experienced vet to join their busy expanding team of 5 Vets and 4 Nurses. This is a permanent, full time role at a busy first opinion practice and the successful candidate will ideally have 1-2 years experience and be ready to take to next step in their career within a supportive environment. You must have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team. The team promote individual development, CPD and certificates in personal areas of interest. Vets are given the freedom to work up a varied case load to completion and all the usual toys including digital X-ray, ultrasound, air powered dental machine and in-house biochemistry and haematology. This is a full time position working 40 hours over 5 days, Monday - Friday with 1:5 Saturday mornings (time off in lieu) and no OOH. There would be one early finish per week at 1pm, and another earlier finish at 3.30pm, with the other 3 days finishing at 6pm or later should any consults be running late. Saturdays are 9am to 12noon. You will receive a generous salary, 5 weeks annual holiday and CPD / professional fees covered. Accommodation could be provided for a full time position. 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 Wiltshire are looking for an experienced RVN to join their great team on a part-time basis. As the team continue to expand this is an exciting time to join this group of independent practices and benefit from the personal touch of a family business within the security of a successful company. All practices are purpose-built and are fresh, spacious and bright. They have everything you would expect from a modern surgery practising to the highest standards. On site they also have a pet shop and groomers allowing the team to offer a comprehensive service. The staff’s loyalty is built around mutual respect and will work with your requirements to create a job role that is right for you. Furthermore, no on-call and flexible rotas ensure your work life balance leaves you fresh and enthusiastic giving you plenty of time to enjoy a fantastic work life balance. This part-time role is to work 3 days per week with a share of early or late shifts and 1 in 3 Saturdays mornings (9-1pm) On offer for the right candidate is a salary dependent upon experience and up to 25,000 (pro-rata'd for part time). 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 friendly team based in Barnsley are seeking to recruit both a senior small animal vet and an assistant to join a team of 3 vets, 4 RVN’s and a great support team. They will require someone who is confident and capable in sole charge and all aspects of routine practice, they are interested to talk to people who are passionate about building relationships and have high client care standards. They are also able to discuss a consult only role, or flexible shifts including shorter or specified days or part time days These roles will be fully supported and could lead to further development if required, partnerships can be considered if desired There are NO OOH’s with this position and a weekend rota of 1:4 If you would like to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900 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.
    My client are a first opinion and tier three referral hospital based in West Yorkshire, close to Leeds and surrounding areas They are looking to recruit a very special nurse to assist them in the oncology department. You will be a qualified RVN and either already working or have an interest and desire to progress into a more specialist role. This vacancy will be supporting the oncology vets in practice to ensure seamless care for their patients in their treatment. The role entails a 40 hour week with 1:4 weekends If you are interested to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900 You must be registered with the RCVS (Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons) or eligible to do so. You must also be aware of Visa requirements to work in the UK 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.
    My client are a first opinion and tier three referral hospital based in West Yorkshire, close to Leeds and surrounding areas They are looking to recruit an RVN to join their first opinion team based in the hospital setting You will be a qualified RVN, but the practice will look from recently qualified upwards as CPD and support is given at all points of experience, and the team are welcoming and friendly The role entails a 40 hour week with 1:4 weekends If you are interested to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900 You must be registered with the RCVS (Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons) or eligible to do so. You must also be aware of Visa requirements to work in the UK 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 is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced small animal vet to join a supportive team across a network of branches on the beautiful South Coast and head up your own brand new branch practice. As the team continue to expand this is an exciting time to join this independent group of practices and benefit from the personal touch of a family business within the security of a successful company. Currently the team are looking to recruit for a team to head up their brand new practice currently being built on the coast in West Sussex. Their purpose-built practices are fresh, spacious and bright. They have everything you would expect from a modern surgery practising to the highest standards. On site they will also have a pet shop and groomers allowing the team to offer a comprehensive service. The staff’s loyalty is built around mutual respect and the Founding Director will work with your requirements to create a job role that is right for you. As this is a new site there will be a split of sole charge work and would be a perfect position for an experienced vet who wants to have a brand new clinic that they can make their under under the guidance of this successful group. 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 is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced small animal vet to join a supportive team across a network of branches on the beautiful South Coast and head up your own brand new branch practice. As the team continue to expand this is an exciting time to join this independent group of practices and benefit from the personal touch of a family business within the security of a successful company. Currently the team are looking to recruit for a team to head up their brand new practice currently being built on the coast in West Sussex. Their purpose-built practices are fresh, spacious and bright. They have everything you would expect from a modern surgery practising to the highest standards. On site they will also have a pet shop and groomers allowing the team to offer a comprehensive service. The staff’s loyalty is built around mutual respect and the Founding Director will work with your requirements to create a job role that is right for you. As this is a new site there will be a split of sole charge work and would be a perfect position for an experienced vet who wants to have a brand new clinic that they can mnake theor under under the guidance of this successful group. 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 young and vibrant team are based close to Wakefield and have a stand alone practice with easy access to the M62 and M1 motorways They are looking for a small animal vet with good surgical and medical skills ideally to work a four day week with some weekends on a rota and No OOH’s, however this can be flexible for the right person and they are able to consider part time, shorter days and specified days off etc If this location is what you are looking for then they can offer a good level of Salary and support for certificates, pension and a great environment to work If you would like to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900 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.
    Fantastic opportunity for an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon to join a family owned, independent veterinary group which has steadily grown since opening almost 10 years ago. Due to their continued success, they are now looking for an additional experienced small animal vet to join them. The role will be covering two sites, providing continuity of care to clients and their pets. The role will be based around the Bournemouth area covering two sites which are 30 minutes from each other. Both practices have in recent times have enjoyed a refurbishment and therefore provide a modern and welcoming working environment. There are dedicated theatres, on-site Laboratory equipment, digital radiography and ultrasound. All hours will be considered for this role, full or part time, but the ideal candidate will need to be at least 2 years qualified. The working rota will be partly sole charge and so you will need to be confident and happy with consults, routine soft tissue surgery and be able to provide excellent client and animal care. The working rota is ideally 4 days per week, with weekends on a 1:4 rota, working 1 x full Saturday 9am – 6pm and 1 x half Saturday 9am – 1pm. There are no out of hours with this position. The salary package on offer is dependent upon experience with up to 5 days paid leave for CPD. Plus 33 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays, giving plenty of time and days off to enjoy the beautiful Dorset coastline. 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 first opinion small animal practice based near Streatham with excellent links to Central London. The practice is looking for a full or part time Head Registered Veterinary Nurse. The client runs 10 minute appointments and has fantastic facilities and equipment including: 2 consult rooms, dedicated x-ray and ultrasound room, modern theatre and prep area, in house lab, dental machine, light large and airy consult rooms, separate cattery and kennels, staff kitchen and lounge. The team are looking for a Head Registered Veterinary Nurse to join the team on a full time basis - 5 days per week (combination of earlies/lates) and one in three weekends. No OOH. Duties include ensuring high quality care of all hospital and day patients, arrange and actively promote nurse consultations and clinics and be proactive and professional towards the consulting needs of the practice at all times, thus ensuring that clients aren’t waiting unnecessarily. You will be joining a friendly team of 3 Vets, 2 RVN’s, 2 ANA’s, 3 receptionists and 1 practice principle. The ideal candidate would have excellent communication skills and assist the Practice Principal and Head Vet in delivering excellent client care. You will be a team player who is outgoing, calm and positive and able to provide clinical coaching if required. The candidate must be RCVS registered and have at ideally have experience in a Head Nurse role. Benefits will include: 4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays 3 days paid CPD leave, 550 CPD allowance per annum RCVS Membership and VDS paid Service based holiday entitlement, which will increase with length of service Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay Enhanced paternity pay Birthday leave Discounted veterinary fees Pension Company sick pay Annual pay reviews Career progression opportunities 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 is based in the heart of Reading is looking for an experienced small animal vet to join their team. Reading is a large town on the Thames and Kennet rivers and is known for its annual Reading outdoor music festival. There is plenty to do in the local area which allows you to really enjoy your time off. The ideal candidate will have at least one years’ experience and be confident with consults and routine surgeries. You will be joining a team of 6 vets, 3 registered nurses and additional support staff. The surgeries are well equipped and come with the usual toys including a dedicated x-ray and ultrasound, in house lab and dental machine. The clinic is very busy and can carry out 20+ ops der day. In return though the Head Vet has vast experience and is happy to mentor, develop and encourage you to fulfill your interests and veterinary passions. You must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have the ability to work well under pressure, whilst delivering high levels of client and animal care. This is a full-time position for 40 hours per week, working Monday to Friday and covering a variety of early and late shifts. Saturdays on a 1:3 rota but there are no out of hours. Benefits will include: 4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays 3 days paid CPD leave, 550 CPD allowance per annum RCVS Membership and VDS paid Service based holiday entitlement, which will increase with length of service Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, paternity pay and surrogacy pay Birthday leave Discounted veterinary fees Pension Company sick pay Annual pay reviews Career progression opportunities 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 Pembrokeshire has a new opportunity for 2 ambitious and energetic full-time small animal locum veterinary surgeons (part-time could be considered) to join their mixed practice and help the team through the Summer. Their vision is to be a premier small animal veterinary practice, with a highly trained and contented team. They aim to provide high quality evidence-based veterinary care, with compassion. Located in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, surrounded by beautiful beaches, country walks and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this is very much a rural practice. Their main small animal surgery in Haverfordwest offers surgery, dentistry, internal laboratory, ultrasound, radiography and endoscopy. The other branch practice has an internal laboratory, dentistry and surgical facilities and is the site of the aquatic treadmill for hydrotherapy, and where the teams rehab/physio nurses are based. Although rural, the team pride themselves on providing a first-class small animal service, being able to practise excellent medicine with great clients. Their small animal client base does have a bias towards dogs, but they see plenty of cats, small furries and the occasional exotic and bird. The clients also vary both financially and in expectations, so an ability to flex your people skills and adapt your approach to bring the clients along in the treatment of their pet is essential. The main work would include routine consultations, diagnostics and surgical procedures. The team aim to give all small animal vets a share of the surgical workload (if they so wish). The most complex surgery is conducted in-house by an RCVS AP in Small Animal Surgery. The team encourage and fund CPD and the development of clinical interests. Currently one vet is studying towards a certificate in small animal practice, alongside the surgery certificate holder and a diplomate in anaesthesia. The successful candidate will bring numbers in the rota up to 7, the vets work a 4.5-day week in general, with a combination of early finishes (1pm once a week), standard finishes (5pm) and later finishes (7pm on your night on-call). For permanent staff members you will receive your RCVS fees, BVA and VDS memberships. Salary varies with experience (from 32-42k). 5 days and 1750 for CPD, though flexibility can be considered for those wishing to pursue further qualifications. Holiday allowance is 33 days per year (including bank holidays). 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.