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Award Winning Veterinary Recruitment Specialists

Matching the best with the best

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Learn About Us

Recruit4vets is an award winning Veterinary Recruitment Agency, specialising in finding locum and permanent positions for Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses throughout the UK.  Each month we receive over 300 new locum and permanent veterinary jobs and find work for over 400 vets and nurses annually.

"Our aim is to make your search as simple, straighforward and rewarding as possible"


Our Mission Statement...

To provide a friendly, professional and efficient recruitment service to the veterinary industry; building long-term, professional relationships with both clients and candidates and to become the World's most reputable veterinary recruitment specialist. 


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Recruit4vets in numbers

Over

200+

New Locum & Permanent Jobs per month

More Than

400+

Vets & Nurses placed annually

Over

20000

Locum days filled every year

Approximately

800+

Live Jobs

the results from our 2018 SALARY SURVEYare now available to download!


As always, we are here to help you succeed in your career. 





We have now concluded our latest annual salary survey collecting information on the current pay in the veterinary industry for both locum & permanent veterinary professionals. 


Click on the link below to download our 3rd annual salary survey...

LOCUM PAY RATE SURVEY 2018
SALARY SURVEY 2018 









Testimonials Clients

Testimonials Candidates

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  • Recruit4vets are a truly professional recruitment company that provides the highest caliber vets. It has been a pleasure working with Recruit4vets and I thank you for all the excellent vets you have sent to work with us.

    Helen Nichols Warren House Veterinary Group
  • Thank you John Read for your help, it's really been much appreciated that you were able to understand and work round what we were looking for.

    Rachel Vets4Pets
  • Sarah from 'Recruit4vets' was extremely helpful in our search for an RVN. We are very pleased with the quality of candidate put forward, and delighted with the outcome. The process was made easy, and we were kept updated at every step. We would use Recruit4vets again, and have pleasure in recommending them to any Veterinary Practice currently recruiting.

    Rachel Massey Practice Manager, David Clare Vets
  • Recruit4vets were able to help us out when we really needed them.  We had been in touch with numerous locum agencies but Recruit4vets were the ones who came straight back to me and offered help if they could.  they were amazing from start to finish.

    Sarah was perfect in every way!  She was great with the clients and all the staff too.  She works really hard and always goes the extra mile to help if she can.  We will definitely be looking to use Sarah again in the future and would definitely recommend her to any other practices looking for competent  conscientious and compassionate vet.

    Sharon Wood Valley Vet Care
  • Recruit4vets has found us several locums and each one has been of the high standard we require and they have been reliable and very personable. I have always been able to communicate with Recruit4vets and they always respond to my emails quickly.

    Karen Puzio Oathall Veterinary Group
  • Great service all round. Helpful recruitment agency and a great locum nurse!

    Caroline Palin Haydock Veterinary Surgery
  • Found the service very easy and the vet that was sent was brilliant x

    Sarah Bagnall Wombourne Veterinary Centre
  • Easy to work with. good communication and have provided good locums.

    Fiona Steptowe The Wylie Vet Centre
  • I have had no negative experiences from dealing with recruit4vets and the communication has been excellent.

    Anne-Marie Richards IVC - Boyce & Houston
  • Recruit4vets easy to deal with, no hassle service.

    Lorna Ungoed-Thomas IVC - Crown Vets
  • Providing fantastic locums is vital to us and with the customers and practice being happy with the locum this is perfect

    Lorna Havard Medivet - Tilbury
  • Great locum, thank you.

    Jessica Wakely Medivet - Fulham
  • When I was looking for new job I worked with Paddy from Recruit4vets. I had many doubts if I will be able to find anything because of my little experience in the UK, but Paddy changed my way of thinking and helped build up confidence while looking through the offers. I really enjoyed working with the agency, as I was provided with so much support and frequent catch ups. I had 2 interviews with employers in my desired area and both of them were fully successful, they met my expectations and I was offered a job in both cases so I could chose the offer which suited me better. I honestly think that my new job is a great opportunity for me to learn and develop in the direction I want. Thank you so much!!!

    Paulina Veterinary Surgeon
  • I contacted Recruit4vets who I used in the past when I was looking for a new practice. Catherine replied promptly and dealt with my application very efficiently indeed. Catherine was not only helpful but offered me options and submitted applications on my behalf. I have found that this has reduced the burden and the stress to a minimum and allowed the process to take place very smoothly. When I found some difficulties in sending an application form she was there, very quickly, to offer solutions! I found her both efficient and incredibly friendly and helpful.

    Nathan Veterinary Surgeon
  • Karl was extremely helpful, friendly and attentive right from the start. I had never used a recruitment service before and I was both skeptical and intrigued. Now, it's a service I highly recommend as it helped me to secure several interviews, using the requirements I had provided him, in a short space of time. A benefit to this service I felt was invaluable was the communication Karl did on my behalf; due to being deaf, I'm not confident on the phone so he was able to relay all the information between me and the practices. Karl has also been on hand for advice on accepting jobs as I was facing a big move to London from Glasgow. I appreciated his thoughts from a professional, unbiased standpoint. I will definitely be using this service and hopefully Karl, in the future.

    Meghan Durno Veterinary Nurse
  • As a first-time locum seeking veterinary work in the UK, I was very fortunate to work with Paddy at Recruit4Vets. Paddy was friendly and approachable with an excellent knowledge of the industry. He was considerate and proficient, finding me a great practice that suited my expectations very quickly. Paddy made me feel valued and supported, and would always advocate on my behalf. He would regularly check-in to ensure I was happy wherever I was working at the time. Paddy was always available to talk and to adapt to my changing situation. When it came time to finding a permanent job, Paddy organised a meeting with my prospective employer and was very helpful in negotiating terms of contract and giving advice about pay. My experience with Paddy and the team at Recruit4vets has been excellent. I highly value their dedication and support and would certainly recommend them to others

    Anna Veterinary Surgeon
  • I’ve been working as a locum for over two years, both in the UK and Australia. Tom Morgan is by far, the best recruitment consultant I have ever dealt with. He has always listened to what I wanted, and without fail, has managed to come up with very suitable positions. He has been very friendly, helpful and extremely efficient in all of his dealings; efficiency being one of the most key factors in this line of work. He has also always gone out of his way to help when I’ve been late handing in timesheets! Overall I highly recommend Recruit4vets as an excellent agency to deal with; professional, friendly, and efficient and a pleasure to work with. Thank you for all of your help!

    Rachel Groarke Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
  • Sue is a very keen consultant. She kept supporting me and she followed my requests, saving valuable time in my search for a new job. She committed entirely during our 'work relationship'. I would describe her also as a bright and very friendly woman. I was completely relaxed and actually happy to receive her phone calls

    Valentina Morano Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
  • I decided to give up my permanent vet nursing position and become a locum for a variety of reasons. I wanted to gain more control of my career, freshen up my skills and have the excitement of seeing how different practices work. Karl of Recruit4vets made my transition from a permanent full timer to a professional locum occur smoothly. I initially thought this would be a mine field, what with having to arrange my finances and source work. However, Karl recommended a superb Umbrella company that ensures all the important tax issues are dealt with and that I am paid quickly and efficiently (without the headaches!). Recruit4vets always keeps me regularly informed of upcoming positions, so there is no need to worry about any lack of work. They also listen to my work requirements and touch base with me to make sure everything is ok which is important (and it makes me feel appreciated too)

    Emma Daw Locum Veterinary Nurse
  • When looking for my new job, I applied through a couple of online recruitment agencies. Recruit 4 vets where the only company that where helpful. From quick responses, to sending me through new jobs that fit my needs for the job I was looking. Sarah was the lady who dealt with me. She kept in regular contact from send my CVs all the way through to starting my new job. She was also flexible on types of communication as the hours I worked didn't always mean I could speak on a phone. So email and text where perfect. I have already recommended this company to friends and heavens forbid I change my job, I will use it again.

    Laura Williams Registered Veterinary Nurse
  • I have found the services from Recruit4vets and Sarah Abbott to be of great help when searching for work within veterinary nursing. As a newly qualified degree nurse it can be challenging to find opportunities within the profession. I am currently working at The Croft Veterinary Clinic (found through Sarah Abbott). I thoroughly enjoy my new job and would highly recommend this service to find the appropriate position to suit a veterinary professional. Sarah has professional attitude and friendly manner that helped to give me confidence when looking for work and has given me the confidence to contact her with any queries or problems that I may have in relation to veterinary work.

    Lorna Mothershaw Registered Veterinary Nurse
  • When I spotted a post on Facebook by Paddy detailing a position available, I decided to apply. Within 30 minutes I had a reply and 8 hours later an interview for the same job. I was kept completely informed about all updates even though I was not in the country before I was offered the position. As a new graduate, I had little knowledge about applying for jobs but this company took all of that stress away. I am thankful for all of their help and support which helped me to obtain my dream job.

    Anonymous Newly Graduated RVN
  • Harriet, thank you so much for all your help and support and advice - I will recommend you to all my friends if they`ll be willing to get a new job. I think you are amazing in what you do. Oh, I`ve received a little present from Recruit4vets as well, this was such a nice surprise! Thank you so much!

    Kalina Zielinska Veterinary Surgeon
  • Myself and my husband having been locumming in the UK for the past 3 years through recruit4vets. Maxine has been great every step of the way, never failing to find us a suitable position. She has always been very efficient and made sure to find us the most suitable of roles. The process was always very smooth and Maxine was always pleasant to deal with! Thanks to all at recruit4vets and especially to Maxine for all of your help!

    Kayleigh Veterinary Surgeon
  • It was a pleasure working with James. He is devoted to his job and his implication in the process was 100%. He was available at all times to answer questions, to offer advice and support as well.

    James was able to find me a position in only a week, which I didn’t expect to happen that fast.

    I am very happy with the experience and I would recommend James to all my friends to help them find their dream job.

    Bogdan Lupu Veterinary Surgeon
  • The past couple weeks I have been dealing with Gabrielle Dawson regarding a veterinary nursing vacancy. This has been my first dealing with a recruitment agency and I feel it's important to recognise when a fantastic service has been delivered and Gabrielle did just that. 

    Gabrielle found a suitable position for myself after listening to what hours I wanted and what I wanted in a practice. She sorted out an interview and discussed salary with the practice before hand as I wouldn't of felt comfortable discussing money so this alone made things easier. 

    I was kept informed and up to date with the progress and above all she was extremely supportive which meant a lot to me. When ever I needed to talk Gabrielle listened and provided answers or just reassurance. Nothing ever seemed to big or too small. 

    With dealing with Gabrielle I would highly recommend your company. The service I received has been amazing from the start so a massive thank you to Gabrielle and recruit4vets for delivering a top class service. 

    Claire Phillips Veterinary Nurse
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