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Welcome to A1 Locums

Locum Vets, Veterinary Nurses and Receptionists Recruitment

A1 Locums Ltd have a wealth of experience sourcing both locum and permanent staff solely within the veterinary industry.

We pride ourselves on offering a fast, efficient and above all, friendly service to both clients and locums alike.

With over 20 years of recruitment experience, our recruitment consultants are well positioned to place the right people into the most suitable positions.

Meet the A1 Locums Team

The A1 Locums Team

Let us introduce our team to you.

The team at A1 Locums are passionate about creating relationships with their colleagues, veterinary professionals and veterinary practices. We look to explore all areas for our candidates and strive to get best practice for everyone. We aim to offer unbeatable customer service and the only thing we take seriously is our work. We care, we really do.

From left to right Kiera, Anne, Trish, Steph and Clare, the boss, - (behind) Anna, Niel and our two receptionists, TC the cat and Harvey the Dog.

For nurses, please call 01280 851322 and speak to Anne or Kiera or email

For vets, please call 01280 851328 and speak to Clare or Stephanie or email

For our international department please call 01280 850575 and speak to Niel or email

For sales and marketing please call 01280 850575 and speak to Anna

For accounts please call 01280 850575 and speak to Trish.

Louise Critchley - A1 Locums Graduate of the Year 2015

Louise Critchley

Congratulations to Louise Critchley on becoming the A1 Locums Graduate of 2015. Louise you worked so hard for this award and we are so proud of you. It was a pleasure to spend time with you and your family and see you receive this prestigious award.

Louise is currently working as an RVN at MM Leggett, a mixed practice in Leicestershire where she undertook her placement while studying at Harper Adams University.

Louise whilst dealing with the small animals in the hospital, is also head nurse of the large animal side of the practice Her dissertation was on 'The effect of dietary fibre on anal sac disease in dogs' as it is an area which she felt is somewhat misunderstood and under-researched for such a common disorder (though this is not a very glamorous topic to talk about!).

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  • Hi Anne,
    I am emailing to let you know that I have left the UK and am now living in Vietnam!!! Crazy I know, but sometimes you just gotta follow your heart :). I don't know when, or if Ill come back to the UK. But if I do, I will let you know immediately.
    Thank you so much for all you have done for me all the past years, you have found me some amazing jobs and really looked out for me :)
    Thanks a million. Tracey.
  • Hi Clare,
    I cant thank you enough for the help you have been giving us!.
    Thanks a lot,
    I will keep in touch!
    Regards, Joao
  • Hello,
    Thank you very much for your help finding me and my wife work prior to traveling, especially at such short notice. I think we will be back for a brief while but if we are i will get back to you.
    Best wishes, Adam
  • Seriously, you have been very kind and professional, I really want to say you THANKS again! I've probably been a bit annoying, so thank you for your patience! At least you have noticed that I'm really keen and focus and I really want to work.
  • Dear Stephanie,
    I wanted to thank you for helping me throughout the process of getting the locum veterinary job in Swansea. I am starting at the end of the month but visited the practice this week and everybody was absolutely lovely. Again, thank you for being such a supportive professional.
  • I also wanted to thank you very much for offering me the position at Southampton. Things are going well for me and I really enjoy working there.
  • I am writing to confirm my successful completion of your placement for me. I really enjoyed working there and I believe that the practice was pleased with my work. Thank you very much for helping me to find this very pleasant locum position.
  • Dear Stephanie,
    Thank you for your immediate response. You are always very helpful.
  • Can I please just say thank you for your help and what a friendly service you provide.
  • OMG! You are amazing! Thank you so much Clare. Once again, the biggest heartfelt thanks - thank you.
    Tracy x
  • Dear Clare, Thanks a lot for being such a friendly locum agency to work with.
    Best wishes, Simon
  • Hello Stephanie, Just wanted to thank you again for sorting this out for me!
    Best wishes, Fiona
  • Hi Anne, I hope this email finds you well, I'm emailing you to inform you I have finished my placement at New Era Vet Hospital on Jersey, it was an enjoyable placement - the team is great and the workload is incredibly varied. Thank you so much for encouraging me to take the placement.
    Many Thanks, Laura.


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