Veterinary Recruitment

Prospect Health is the recruitment supplier of choice for Veterinary practices in the UK

Our Veterinary recruitment Team dedicate themselves to finding and recruiting the best talent for Veterinary practices across the UK. We help practices recruit for Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses. Our team have unrivalled knowledge of the veterinary sector and will spend the time with you to fully understand the type of veterinary professional you need for your specific practice.
Our unique approach will find you the perfect candidates to help drive your business forward.  We have helped many clients through their Veterinary recruitment projects, working with both small independent and larger chains of practices.  Read our testimonials to learn what they say about our unrivalled service

Can you spot our brilliant Veterinary Surgeon?

Find out how we expertly recruited a Veterinary Surgeon for Arun Vet group who were looking to expand and needed a high calibre vet who shared the same high standards and ethos that Arun had in place.

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Talking testimonials for our satisfied clients 


We have gathered testimonials from a few of our valued clients who extol the virtues of working with our great team to help them find veterinary professionals for their practices. 

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Read our testimonials from our satisfied clients

Abbey Veterinary Group in Derby

We have worked with Prospect Health for over five years and have been delighted with the service we have received. Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital are always looking to invest in first class staff and are confident that if we approach Prospect Health they will assist in achieving our aim. They have a great understanding of our own practice and of the veterinary industry, their knowledge and professionalism are evident once you open dialogue together. We consider Prospect Health to be an excellent business partner who will help take the stress of recruiting from your business, thank you, keep up the great work!

Mahala Welbourn BVSc MRCVS JVP, Wigan Vets4Pets Ltd

I recently employed a new assistant vet through Prospect Health after failing to recruit through advertisements in the veterinary press and having had the position available for 3-4 months with little interest. They were very approachable and helpful from the start and once a suitable candidate was identified the interview and negotiation process went very quickly and smoothly. I was contacted regularly with updates without feeling pressured and since the successful appointment there has been follow-up to ensure we are happy with our new team member. I will continue to use Prospect Health for recruitment in the future and would recommend them to others.

Mrs Kathryn Jones RVN MBVNAPractice Manager, Park House Veterinary Centre

I would like to express my sincere thanks to Prospect Health for guiding me through the recruitment process. This is the first time I have ever used and agency and although I registered my vacancy with many others Prospect Health was the only agency to really understand what I was looking for.
They have been professional and friendly from day one and made me feel that nothing was too much trouble. Above all what made the process so smooth was the level of contact from them; they were always easy to get hold of and kept me constantly updated.

I would not hesitate to recommend their recruitment services to others in the industry

Nicky Birch, Head Nurse, Ribble Vets, Lancashire

In Spring 2016 we were in the unfortunate position of requiring 3 new small animal vets for our team. Despite advertising in 2 leading Veterinary magazines and on-line we struggled to get good quality applicants. I responded to an e-mail from Prospect Health and was pleasantly surprised by their efficiency. I spoke to the same team member each time who was very approachable and accommodating. They found me 3 excellent applicants, liaised with me and them regarding interview times and spoke to us all immediately after each interview. I am delighted to say we employed all 3 (100% success!) and could not be happier with our new employees. Prospect Health continue to support both the practice and the employee in the early months following employment which is an invaluable service. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else in the veterinary sector and would definitely approach them for candidates in the future

Peter Janes, Arncliffe Veterinary Centre Ltd.

Our practice has had a much higher than usual turnover of Vets this year (a retirement and emigration to Australia & USA). The last three veterinary surgeons we have recruited have all come through Prospect Health. This is despite our having offered the positions through other agencies and direct advertising in the usual journals ourselves.

We are very happy with all of our recruits and they are happy with us – round pegs in round holes!

We are not sure why the best applicants have all come through Prospect Health, other than that the staff there are very thorough and seem to spend large amounts of time talking to their clients, both ourselves as the employer and the veterinary surgeons looking for new positions, and seem to be very good at selecting the right candidate for the right position. This is I suspect an art rather than a science, but one that requires time and effort to perfect.


Mr David Feldmer, Terrington Veterinary Centre

Prospect Health contacted me in July 2013 with regards to their service. Lincolnshire and Norfolk can be notoriously difficult counties to find high calibre qualified Veterinary Staff and at the time I was in the market for 2 qualified Veterinary Nurses for the newly opening practice at Sutterton near Boston.

I decided to give Prospect Health a go and found that they went into great detail about my opportunity, our practice and more importantly the culture fit of the business. In a relatively short space of time I was sent 3 candidates for interview of which 2 of them I went on to hire; they have settled in well with the business. I would be delighted to recommend Prospect Health to other Veterinary Practices looking for the right staff for their practice.

Linda Hoskins, Abbey Vet Group

The consultant at Prospect health got in touch with me and started actively working on our vacancy on the 23rd October 2013. By the 30th October she had sent me over an excellent candidate with over 13 years of experience and by 31st we had received another highly experienced candidate who we then took on as a permanent vet in December and is the perfect fit for our practice.

Prospect Health went into great detail about our opportunity, the practice and more importantly the culture fit of the business to ensure the candidates sent over to us were 100% right for our business. I would be delighted to recommend Prospect Health to other Veterinary Practices looking for the right staff for their practice.

Robert Norquay MRCVS, Sandy Hills Veterinary Practice

We have successfully used Prospect Health to recruit vets on two different occasions. Previously we had used the traditional route of adverts in the veterinary press followed by selection and interview, but we have found using a recruitment agency far more efficient in terms of overall timescale and in time spent on the recruitment process. They were very attentive throughout the process and in follow up after the post was filled. We would certainly make Prospect Health our preferred recruitment route should the need arise again.

Nola Bethell, Toll Barn Veterinary Centre Limited

We have used Prospect Health Recruitment several times for both our locum and permanent vet and nurse vacancies. They have always been proactive and efficient in finding suitable candidates and always followed up to ensure placements were satisfactory. They are always easy to contact and answers any queries very quickly. They are a pleasure to work with and we would recommend the agency to anyone looking for the services of a vet recruitment agency.

Helen Hewitt BSc BVSc BSAVA PGCertSAECC MRCVSRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Emergency & Critical Care, Hollybank Veterinary Centre Ltd

I have worked with Chris now for a few years and he has recently placed a candidate with us. I have always found him to be professional and knowledgeable as well as very helpful and always cheerful! He goes the extra mile and is always contactable, even outside normal working hours. I really do feel Chris understands our practice and what we are looking for in a candidate. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Prospect Health in the future.

Tracy Hemingway, Staff Manager, Calder Vets

I have worked with Prospect Health for some time now and have always found them to be professional, a pleasure to work with and more importantly able to deliver in terms of assisting Calder Vets with their recruitment of new staff.
Thanks for making the process of recruiting night vets so easy.

Matt Gittings, Director – Arun Veterinary Group

I have worked closely with Chris over the last few years and I have always been impressed with his professionalism, sensitivity and ability to listen to our requirements in order to match appropriate candidates to us. As a practice, we pride ourselves on delivering a clinically excellent service which is personal in its nature and Chris has successfully managed on a number of occasions to meet our expectations with the required calibre of vet.

Whenever we have a recruiting requirement our first point of contact is often Chris as he understands our needs and responds swiftly, delivering excellent service. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the team

Ellie Pittaway (Director), Broad Lane Vets Ltd

Chris contacted me proactively. Whilst we do not usually go through agencies, I was persuaded by him to take a look at a candidate he had in mind. The candidate appeared on paper well-matched for the role we had available. Chris passed on further information to us promptly, and we were able to arrange an interview at a mutually convenient time within our limited timeframe.

Following the interview, we have offered this candidate a position with the practice, because we feel they will be a very good fit for the team. We are grateful to Chris for his persistence, or we might still be looking!

Janie Clare, Rutland House Vets

Chris has been invaluable in the recruitment process-he was able to manage our expectations with the appropriate candidates and this saves us a huge amount of time sifting through CV’s.

Chris kept in regular contact via phone & email-always keeping me in the loop-thanks for your help!

Jo Parry, Recruitment Officer, Willows Veterinary Group

Prospect has recently supported us with the recruitment of an RVN for our Oakwood Referral Practice. Prospect handled the process and communication very efficiently from receiving the initial CV through to arranging interviews and feedback. The candidate, Sarah, was excellent, she stood out from other candidates we interviewed and was thoroughly prepared for her interview. I will certainly be using Prospect Health to support our recruitment in the future.

Tom Christopher, Practice Manager, Vets4Pets Accrington & Rawtenstall

Fantastic help from start to finish, Prospect kept in good contact from the initial introduction all the way through to our new nurses starting with us, they regularly communicated with ourselves and our nurse to ensure it all goes as smoothly as possible, the nurse introduced to us by Prospect health is outstanding in all areas with an amazing work ethic.
It was that good we are working with Prospect Health again on some current vacancies.”

Cees Bennett (Joint Venture Partner), Vets4Pets Peterborough

I approached Prospect health to find a high quality vet due to lack of response from traditional adverts and agencies. I had received details from prospect Health and decided to call them to discuss my requirements. I was very pleased with the approach that would be taken and found it easy to explain what I was looking for.

One month later a good candidate was presented and upon interview the job was offered and accepted. The costs are significant at 15% of the salary but this is a small sum if the right candidate is found. I would use Prospect Health again

Clare Hamilton, Cherry Tree Vets

I got in touch with Prospect Health several months before the planned vacancy fell due. They were my first port of call having previously advertised jobs and having had a very poor response. The team were fantastic- very helpful, prompt, enthusiastic and only sent me really promising candidates. They spent a great deal of time finding out about our practice and personalising applications so that they saved me a huge amount of time and effort searching through CVs and interviewing inappropriate candidates.

The very first person we interviewed was a perfect fit for the job and we have now employed her! I would highly recommend Prospect Health for their speed and quality of customer care and service. Very pleased and I will absolutely use them again!

Helen Jeffreson, Eastfield Veterinary Clinic

I can highly recommend the service we have received from Prospect Health. The recruitment consultant we worked with, was very professional and helpful and our vacancy was filled by an excellent candidate within two weeks. The whole process went very smoothly and we would certainly use his services again

Peter Southerden AVDC Founding Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery RCVS and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry

Chris and I worked together on the recruitment of the Vets for our new ECC service at Eastcott Referrals. We had a very good working relationship. Chris found a number of excellent candidates and then worked closely with us during the selection and interview process. I really appreciated Chris diligent, comprehensive and honest communication with me and the candidates before during and after the process. I am very happy with the service we received and it was a pleasure to work with Chris

Elisabeth Knight, Allpets Veterinary Clinic

As the owner of a small independent clinic, the loss of a vet is a major upset in our business’ day-to-day operation. Twice Chris has stepped in and spend an enormous amount of time getting to know both me and the clinic, and matching our needs to potential candidates. Each time he has selected excellent candidates, and each time one has shone out from the rest. It seems so easy with Chris because I trust his techniques, his thorough research, and the quality of the candidates.

Zoe Hatton, Practice Manager, Avenue Veterinary Centre Grantham

Prospect were fantastic in helping us to recruit our latest vet. The communication was brilliant and he kept us updated every step of the way. The candidate was perfectly suited to us without comprise and Prospect were faultless in helping to get things tied up in these challenging times

Chris Gray, Alder Vets

I have been hugely impressed by Prospect Recruitment. They do exactly what it says on the tin. Chris Towse successfully placed our most recent addition to the team, and the service was superb from the outset. The process was swift, well-handled professionally, but also he is a very nice chap and made it a fun experience. I would thoroughly recommend

Alison Rogers, Hook Vets

We have used Prospect Health on a number of occasions and they have always provide us with top quality candidates and a professional service. Their communication is excellent, and we would definitely recommend using their services

Emma Smith, Practice manager, Runnymede Hill Vets.

I have dealt with Chris and Prospect Health for the last 3 years. All 3 positions I have posted have been filled by strong candidates.
Chris seeks to understand my business and team and this is evident from the candidates that are put in front of me. Prospect health are professional and easy to deal with.

Amber Dunham, Practice Manager Trowbridge/Bristol Imperial/Bath and Warminster Vets4Pets

We have worked with Chris at Prospect Health on several occasions over the last year across our four Vets4Pets veterinary practices. Chris has successfully helped us find three veterinary surgeons to join our team during this time. All of the candidates have been a high calibre and Chris worked closely with us to ensure they were a good match for our business. Communication is great at all times and very professional. Prospect Health is now our first choice for helping us find great new team members.

Lucia Laurie Practice Manager, Ashworth Vet group

We have had a working relationship with Chris Towse at Prospect Health for more than three years now. Over those years he has gained a good understanding of the way we work and our Practice vibe.
From our perspective, it is both refreshing and reassuring to have had the same person available (at pretty much all hours of the day & night!) and handling any communications and potential candidates in the constantly changing world of recruitment.

Chris has always taken the time to listen to us and what sort of candidate we are hoping to gain. He will give us as much clear information as possible surrounding any potential candidate which aids expectations for both parties. Chris also ensures he gains the vital feedback from both parties to make the recruitment process is as swift and painless as possible!

A positive, tenacious but understanding attitude serve him well and he is our first port of call when we have need of new or replacement team members

Tom Christopher, Vets4Pets Accrington | (Accrington)

Fantastic help from start to finish, Prospect kept in good contact from the initial introduction all the way through to our new nurses starting with us, she regularly communicated with ourselves and our nurse to ensure it all goes as smoothly as possible, the nurse introduced to us by Prospect health is outstanding in all areas with an amazing work ethic

Katerina Elia – Veterinary Surgeon

I worked with Prospect Health after seeing a Veterinary role advertised online.  After explaining to them what kind of job I was looking for and what my career goals were, he worked with me to show me all the available positions that fit my exact requirements. He made my job search so much easier and negated the need for me to spend hours looking online for jobs, some of the jobs he offered me weren’t even advertised!

The best thing about Prospect health was that they didn’t pressure me to take any decision and say yes to every job offer. He understood what I was looking for and was willing to help me find it (even if it had to take a bit longer).  He also helped me through the interview process by giving me advice on what I should ask in an interview, giving me insights into the role and the team and by checking on me after the interview, not in a way to pressure me though but to understand more of what I was looking for.

I would recommend prospect health to other professionals, especially if they don’t have the time to look for a new job and I would definitely work with them again if I needed to.

Locum Veterinary Nurse

As an experienced veterinary nurse, I have dealt with many recruitment agencies in the past for hiring for my own practice as well as going through for my own locum work. Recently I contacted a few locum agencies and Prospect Health responded immediately, followed my preferred method of contact, booked a role from my proposed hours/dates and set everything up so smoothly. I’ve been very impressed and Sophia who dealt with me from day one has been an absolute star. Don’t hesitate to use Prospect Health if you’re deciding on an agency both as a practice or as a locum.


I am a Veterinary Surgeon working in first opinion practice. Last year I decided to join Prospect Health and have, since then, been working as a locum vet. Chris has helped me through the whole process and was able to find me roles that perfectly matched the conditions I was hoping for. With his help I am now working with a great team and finally found the perfect work/ life balance that I thought not to be possible in the veterinary sector.

Kristina Tomco, Veterinary Surgeon

Thank you so much for helping and supporting me to find a job where I am happy! Chris at Prospect Health has been friendly, caring, and professional. He spent time getting to know me so he could understand my specific requirements and then searched for opportunities based on my criteria and listened to all my feedback. He was there at all times and was always very supportive and understanding. He even helped me to he helped me to negotiate the salary and package for the new role which is something I generally find uncomfortable. The service, care and level of accuracy of positions pointed out to me are incomparable to any other recruitment agency I have ever dealt with. I trusted Chris to find me a position where I could be happy and he did just that! I would definitely recommend Prospect Health and Chris to any other Veterinary Surgeons looking for new roles.

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