About Us

About Us

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We are a
Recruitment
business with a difference

VetFinders is a leading supplier of Permanent and Locum vets and nurses to practices throughout the UK. We have over 40 years of recruitment experience within our team and work with large corporates, animal hospitals, charities and individual practices. We work closely with our clients and candidates to carefully match both party’s requirements.
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Recruitment with a Mission at its heart

VetFinders is a recruitment business with a social mission at its heart. We are more than a recruitment business whose only aim is to make a profit, this isn’t us! We aim to make a profit of course we do but donate a minimum 25% of all our profits back to animal/children’s charities. Some agencies might give to charity as a token gesture, but we give a minimum of 25% away making it a core element of our business. We will be totally transparent on this and be audited annually to prove this isn’t some cheap sales pitch!

The best part of this is we aren’t going to just give money to charity and forgot about it we are going to work closely with these charities and see where the money goes. We will fund certain projects of theirs, work on their front line and make sure all donations are used for the care of animals/children.              

 

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How we
Give away

When you make a placement with us a percentage of that fee will go to one of 4 charities we have chosen to work with, you chose the charity. The candidate placed and the client will see exactly where this money is going and be kept informed. You will see the evidence of the project completed through photos, videos, emails and website updates. We will be totally transparent on this. Our accounts will be independently prepared by a qualified accountant showing the level of money donated to each charity across the year. We would very much encourage our clients and candidates to visit and help out with these charities where ever possible.

We measure our success on what we give away and not on the profits we make.

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Chris
Worthington

MANAGING DIRECTOR

I have been in recruitment for the last 15 years setting up an Engineering and Industrial agency in 2004 and building it to a significant business before selling it last year. A very customer service orientated individual I felt there was a lot we could do to improve the offering most local businesses were receiving from their current agency.

Qualtech was known for ‘going above and beyond’ the service levels expected working with clients our competitors were envious of. Due to our reputation we never lost business due to poor service, we had clients stay with us from 2004 which is unheard of in Industrial recruitment. I am bringing the exact the same philosophy to Vet Finders with a twist, I have always wanted to give back and help others so we will give 25% of all our profits to 4 nominated animal charities we will be working closely with. Every time somebody is placed the candidate and client will see exactly where the money has gone to help. 

I feel we are a more than another recruitment agency, we are a business with a mission and purpose at its heart to help and give back. Our success will be measured by the amount we give back not by the profits we make. 

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Gabrielle
Dawson

VETERINARY CONSULTANT

After completing a degree in psychology in 2002 I began working as a temp for a recruitment firm in Manchester and I have been in recruitment ever since.  I have worked in many sectors but found my true passion in the last few years in the veterinary industry where I excel and thoroughly enjoy my work.

Not only do I have years of knowledge in recruitment internationally, I also have a deep empathy for animals, and I listen to my candidates and clients’ needs so I have an outstanding reputation for excellence.  

I work with vets and nurses mainly; however, I also recruit veterinary receptionists/office staff right up to clinical director and more recently I have started looking at specialist roles globally.

My main focus is getting it right, it gives me no greater satisfaction to place a vet or nurse in the perfect job and for my clients to come back to me and say how well they are doing and how much value they have added to a practice and care for animals.

Approximately 70% of my candidates come through referrals because of my reputation. I truly care about what I do, and this sets me apart from the rest.          

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Martin
Wilson

VETERINARY CONSULTANT

After completing my 22 years Army Colour Service, I was offered a 3 years’ service extension in Army Recruitment. During this time, I gained the Certificate in Recruitment Practice. I have worked in the Health and Industrial sectors but enjoy working dealing with the Veterinary Industry the most.

My focus is providing the best service possible for both candidates and clients. Its important that everyone feels that they can add a significant value to any practice. I mainly work with Vets and Nurse but will turn my hand to recruiting staff for any part of a practice.

After coming on board at VetFinders, I feel that this is more than your normal agency. The mission is simple, what we place, we will give something back. By doing this candidates & clients can see we truly have the animals in our hearts. The success of the business will be measured by the amount we give, not by what we make.

Martin

Suzy
Buttress

ADMINISTRATOR

After graduating in Graphic Design I have spent the last 20+ years working in the graphics/marketing industry. The last 7 years I spent working for a large corporate retailer specialising in home brand packaging.

Looking for a bit of a change -  six months ago I became a fundraiser/marketeer for an equine charity and also joined Vetfinders. I am passionate about everything I do and strive to achieve excellent customer service.

Suzy

Ian
Andrews

VETERINARY CONSULTANT

I’m the new 'boy' in the Vet Finders business, however, I have a wealth of experience of many different business sectors from confectionery to insurance and FMCG to veterinary, in a number of senior roles - but it is veterinary where my heart lies!

It’s an industry I fell in love with a number of years ago as I have always found the people working in it so warm and friendly.

Having been in the situation of recruiting for my own teams as well as being a candidate, I do understand the importance of the 'right fit' between the employer and employee. So, my focus is to help make sure that I match the ideal candidate with the perfect position, making sure that both parties are truly happy, content and satisfied

Suzy

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