COVID-19. We are here to Help & Support Your Practice & Veterinary Professionals.

Carlton Professional Veterinary Recruitment are taking the government advice and movement restriction seriously and have mobilised all our staff to home working.

Our systems and processes are all 100% accessible for remote working along with video phone systems,  allowing us to all to work as though we are just in the other room.

Please continue to contact us in the usual manner:  office number 0115 968 1515 or email :

We are seeing exceptional changes in the recruitment requirements of veterinary practices and having foreseen these, have adapted our recruitment processes and terms to match. If you are a locum vet or Vet Nurse, or you are on furlough, we are continuing to see high demand for flexible locum services so please get in touch.

  • We have abolished all cancellation fees on future bookings to support practiceswith the changing staffing needs and requirements.
  • We offer secure video conference calls via our phone system to allow face to facebusiness and support to continue.
  • Emergency, critical care and OOH personnel and vacancies are in high demand at present. Our clients nationally are seeking flexible and available staff to meet their shortages.
  • As practices experience urgent cover needs due to sudden isolating staff members , we are able to redirect flexible and available locums with very short notice.
  • Registration offlexible, available & mobile Vets & Vet Nurses for urgent and last minute placement requirements.

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Our Mission Objective

Carlton Professional Veterinary Recruitment: A veterinary locum agency run by a vet & dedicated to the veterinary profession. Our mission is to always place the right candidate in the position that suits their skills and talents! Ensuring a happy and successful placement.

The experience and reliability we show in relation to permanent & locum vet jobs or vet nurse jobs; has allowed us to become the UK’s most trusted veterinary recruitment agency!

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For The Employers



Free job listings across a range of media such as our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and a variety of recruitment job boards aimed at veterinarians! Fees only apply when the candidate is engaged!



We have one of the UK’s largest databases of Vet Job Seekers looking for locum and permanent veterinary work. To match this, we maintain a highly efficient, professional and reliable service.



Our professional and reliable recruitment team will carefully vet CV’s, interview veterinary candidates and check out references, so that potential staff will meet your needs and expectations!



Advice on employment matters – we are happy to advise you on anything from salary norms to profession expectations. We can even assist you with any contract negotiations needed.

For The Candidates



We can assist you with the preparation for your vet or RVN job search! We can help with writing a veterinary CV, interview preparation and provide expert veterinary career advice to help you in your search for work.



To advise you financially we can put you in touch with professionals who provide information and services for self-employment. Including accountancy, tax & insurance advice, and much more in order to get you on the right track.



We can provide information on the cultural, financial and career implications of travelling overseas. Furthermore can help you with your bank accounts, sourcing accommodation and using local travel.



We have locum & permanent veterinary job opportunities throughout the U.K and Ireland. We also have regular placements and veterinary positions internationally throughout Australasia, the Middle East and many more.

About Us

Carlton Professional is much more than the UK’s largest database of vet jobs. We provide support networks to facilitate the transition of employers and employees in every way thinkable.

Employers seeking vets and vet nurses will have access to our advice on everything from pricing norms to any employment matter thinkable.

Alternatively, employees seeking their first locum work or perhaps their first time working in Britain, will find much more than job listings with us. We offer sound advice to help you on your way, helping you navigate the unknown with confidence.

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Contact Us Today

• Register with us – it’s painless! All we need is your cv and proof of ID to get started.
Our service is always free to all veterinary job seekers, both those looking for locum vet jobs as well as permanent vet jobs. We will never charge you a fee for finding you your ideal veterinary job!
• Receive regular vacancy information by email, text and phone – whatever method you prefer.
• Pro-active, customised job searching on your behalf.
• Browse our vacancy page of vet and vet nurse jobs and positions – search for veterinary jobs nationwide across The UK.
• Get a free travel mug or VN fob watch when you register as a locum, then earn loyalty points to claim a free set of scrubs.
• Check out our pages with useful information for Vets and Vet Nurses.
• Dedicated recruitment consultants specialising in each veterinary sector.

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Email us at or simply call us on 0115 968 1515

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