How it works

Recruit4vets locum platform and app connects locums and veterinary employers. Our software is developed by Vets and experts in the recruitment technology sector; providing employers with high quality locums and simple, transparent, low cost prices

Full job visibility

Post your vacancies online, through the app or via our websitel. All vacancies advertised on the app show the practice name, location and pay rates, giving locums full visibility of the job before applying

Fully compliant locums

All locums accessing the app are fully compliant with The Conduct of Employment Business Regulations. This means we check their ID, Right to Work, References, RCVS and Skills before submitting for positions

Book locums in seconds

Booking locums has never been easier, gone are the days of endless phone calls and emails, when a locum applies for a position you will be presented with their CV and Skills along with their desired pay rate. Simply agree to the booking and we will sort the rest

Simple timesheets and payments

When the locum completes their shift they will submit an electronic timesheet for approval, we then pay the locum within 24hrs of approval and issue invoices to both parties, reducing errors and ensuring the locum is paid on time, every time

Rate and review

Our 2 way rating system helps recognise hard work and good employers

Simple, transparent, low cost pricing

Locums booked through the app offer significant savings to practices.
Practices typically achieve a 20% to 50% reduction in agency fees compared to traditional staffing agencies

    Recruit4vets    Employment Agency*
RCVS Check
Skills Check
Right to Work CheckX
ID CheckX
Reference CheckX
Locum Paid WeeklyX
IR35 CompliantX

*There are two types of Agencies, Employment Businesses and Employment Agencies. Recruit4vets operates as an Employment Business, agencies who are 'introducers' and don't pay the locum directly act as Employment Agemcies and are not governed by the same rules and regulations

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Our guarantee

Not all locum agencies are the same. There are currently 3 types of locum supplier in the UK, the first is an Employment Business, the second is an Employment Agency and the third are jobs boards/locum apps.

All three are regulated very differently and offer very different levels of service.

Employment Business

An Employment Business is a locum agency who pays the locum directly, they are regulated by the Conduct of Employment Business Regulations and the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS), the Employment Business is the most highly regulated. All locums supplied by Employment Businesses must be ID checked, 'Right to Work' checked, professional body checked and reference checked. Also an Employment Business has to comply with IR35 legislation, AWR rules, HMRC Employment Intermediary Reporting rules, can never charge the locum a fee and must always pay the locum regardless of whether the agency is paid by the end client. This means that all employment and tax liability is with the Employment Business and not the end client. Due to the added compliance, extra financial risk, and additional cost of funding the locums wages, Employment Businesses tend to be more expensive than Employment Agencies and locum apps.

Employment Agency

An Employment Agency is a locum agency who introduces locums to clients but does not pay them directly, they are regulated by the Conduct of Employment Agency Regulations and the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate but are not obliged to carry out pre-employment checks. Responsibility for compliance is therefore passed onto the end client meaning the end client will be responsible for all compliance, legislation and employment checks before engaging the locum and will be liable for any errors or mistakes. Due to the lack of regulatory or financial risk, Employment Agencies tend to be less expensive than Employment Businesses.

Mobile Employment App

There has been a proliferation of mobile apps for temporary workers in recent years. This is where things can get slightly tricky for the end client. Different mobile apps can, on the surface, look very similar, but behind the scenes they can operate very differently. Some are essentially just an online job board who charge clients an annual fee for advertising jobs. Others operate as Employment Businesses and are therefore governed by the EAS and the Conduct of Employment Business Regulations and have to conform to all of the nessesary regulations. It is important therefore that you establish exactly how they operate before using their services so that you know what your responsibilities are after engaging a locum. If they are essentially just an online job board then the employer is required to carry out all pre-employment check before engaging the locum and will be liable for any errors or mistakes. It is also worth bearing in mind that Locum apps who operate as job boards will also charge clients fees regardless of whether a locum is found for a position whereas locum apps operating as an Employment Agency and Employment Business are only paid on results. 

Recruit4vets Locum app

Recruit4vets is one of the best locum agencies and is making waves in the world of work. We offer simple, effective employment and recruitment solutions that connect employers and locums through our locum staffing app and locum agency.

We provide a high-quality service, reliable locums, a transparent and inexpensive fee structure, with all the benefits and protection of a fully compliant employment business.

Our guarantee to you is that all locums will be;

  • Fully RCVS registered
  • Background checked/screened
  • Reference checked
  • Skill Level assessed
  • Paid weekly
  • IR35 compliant
  • AWR compliant
  • Provided with compliant contracts

Permanent recruitment

We source. We screen. You hire.

Recruit4vets aims to provide our clients with a clear and demonstrable return on recruitment investment. This means attracting and selecting the very best clinical staff talent for your practice; those that fit your organisations skills, values and long-term prespective.

We offer a consultative approach to your recruitment strategy that goes beyond finding candidates. We identify your clinical, commercial and cultural needs and find the very best short, medium and long term solutions.

Step 1

Resource planning together over the longer term to consider your needs and create a plan against your needs.

Step 2

To put an attraction and selection strategy in place to showcase your vacancies and career pathways.

Step 3

To screen, qualify and carefully select the right people against the timelines in Step 1

Step 4

To create and manage a talent pipeline that ensures a timely delivery of clinicians for you.

Step 5

To work closely with you, managing the recruitment process and onboarding of your new Vets and Nurses.

All that said we can always help with those suprise vacancies that arise by simply condensing the 5 steps and creating a faster turnaround.

All of our research and over a decade of experience recruiting within the Veterinary sector indicate that this unique model will improve your return on recruitment investment, reduce attrition and increase productivity in your clinics.​​

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Testimonials Clients

Testimonials Candidates

  • 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
  • Emily is returning to us in January 2019 - she has proved to be 100% reliable, very flexible, has got involved with the team - we love having her here with us and if she was on the permanent market we would want he as team member. Great attitude, gets on with the job in hand and is genuinely a lovely person! Great locum that we would have no issues at all recommending. From a clinical perspective our Head Vet is very pleased with Emily an dhow she manages cases. 

    Great locum provided, easy to work with and now I have the time sheet logging sorted its simple!

    Helen Hawken The Vet
  • Silvia is lovely and a pleasure to work with. Staff and clients really like her. Friendly, efficient service thank you

    Eva Granath Trafford Vets4Pets
  • Very Friendly, Great with Clients, Very Knowledgeable, able to teach other vets, Great ideas. Very happy with communication, and service provided

    Elly Hardesty Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership
  • Very good nurse with great attitude to work and initiative. Have been the most successful agency in terms of securing locums for work especially as there are very high demands for RVNs! Good communication and easy process for booking 

    Katie Shorer Blue Cross Animal Hospital
  • Emily is an excellent vet who was very popular with staff and clients. Great locum provided by a great company.

    Keira Whewall Fair City Vets
  • Great service, easy to use, Fantastic vet!!!

    Kyle Hoelger Croydon Companion Care
  • Great service, quality of locums provided good and easy to communicate

    Ben Orton Medivet Melbourn
  • Emily is returning to us in January 2019 - she has proved to be 100% reliable, very flexible, has got involved with the team - we love having her here with us and if she was on the permanent market we would want he as team member. Great attitude, gets on with the job in hand and is genuinely a lovely person! Great locum that we would have no issues at all recommending. From a clinical perspective our Head Vet is very pleased with Emily an dhow she manages cases. 

    Great locum provided, easy to work with and now I have the time sheet logging sorted its simple!

    Helen Hawken The Vet Liverpool
  • Hannah has excellent communication with both clients & other team members, is a great team player & has very good clinical skills. Recruit4vets are easy to deal with and helpful.

    Lorna Ungoed-Thomas Crown Vets fort William
  • Good communication and agreement adhered to. Also Ryan proactively called when additional dates were available with Roxanne which secured a further booking.

    Caroline Griffiths Vets4Pets - Feltham
  • Very good on timesheets and ease of process for them. Communication has been excellent

    Kirsty Hensby Companion Care Vets Exeter
  • I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to recruit4vets for your recruitment/locum assistance over the last 2 years as we have been building up and continue to grow our nursing provision here at Paragon.

    Helen Paragon Referrals
  • 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
  • I’ve never used a recruitment agency before and I’m glad I did. Didn’t realise the kind of service I would receive would be so personal and I really appreciated it. Gabby was AMAZING. So friendly and helpful! Thought she was fabulous.

    Jenna Davidson Veterinary Surgeon
  • Great support and kindness of the team, efficiency and fast responses to job requests

    Valeria Mantovani Veterinary Surgeon
  • Good, prompt service, very helpful

    Rachel Booth Veterinary Surgeon
  • Hello Ella
    Thank you for your lovely message. 
    I wanted to thank you for the amazing Nicola. 
    She has been supportive and encouraging and responsive all the way ( and any time: weekends, nights, anytime!). She loves her work and makes you feel like a friend. 
    That is priceless. I feel fortunate to have “met” her! 
    Please make her stop working on Saturday evenings!  :)
    I will definitely recommend vets through you. 
    Your LinkedIn activity is impressive and Nicola’s creativity in presenting the positions is special and fun to have on my daily messages. 
    Expect to hear from me. Thank you for your honest support.

    Theodora Gavriil Clinical Director
  • Very fast feedback, great communication, huge client base.

    Rhys Williams Locum Veterinary Surgeon
  • You have been extremely helpful and efficient in helping me out during my time at this practice.

    Sally Marriott Locum Veterinary Nurse
  • Good communication and speedy at finding work

    Hayley Rich Locum Veterinary Nurse
  • Harry was brilliant at listening to my concerns and has been trying very hard to find me an alternative place for the new year

    Honor Locum Theatre Nurse
  • Very good at keeping both locum and end client happy

    Edward Locum Veterinary Surgeon

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