Elite Veterinary Staffing Solutions is a branch of Elite Staffing Solutions and specialises in performance recruitment for veterinary practices and also supports individual veterinary professionals who are looking to their next role to fulfil their career aspirations. Elite not only excel in veterinary recruitment, but also offer wider strategic support to enhance your people journey and impact practice success.
Elite Staffing Solutions was formed in January 2015 by owner and MD Emma Warren. This marked a return to recruitment following a number of years in the insurance industry. It was her previous insurance role that introduced her to the veterinary sector, where she spent years engaging with veterinary practice owners and managers. By combining these two areas of experience and expertise Emma committed to delivering a first-class recruitment service, with all the specialist veterinary insight to significantly improve the customer outcome.
Since 2015 Elite staffing Solutions has gone from strength to strength and won a number of awards, both regionally and nationally. In 2019 Emma was named Female Entrepreneur of the year, in recognition of her success to date. She accredits this to maintaining the required values and work ethic to deliver the customer proposition and service she and the team so fervently believe in.
Elite Veterinary Staffing Solutions is also proud to be working with the British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA). This partnership further enhances the belief in, and champions, the contribution made by non-clinical staff in veterinary practices. By driving and raising standards the whole veterinary community stands to gain, culminating in the delivery of the highest quality animal medicine and welfare.
The award-winning Elite team
Emma founded Elite Staffing Solutions in January 2015 to bring a fresh, new approach to recruitment. Emma is passionate about providing the highest quality of service to both clients and candidates, acting with integrity and transparency at all times.
Born and raised in Somerset, Emma started her professional career in the insurance industry working for a leading UK Private Medical Insurer. Then relocating to West Sussex for a period of 5 years, she worked for a highly successful, independent high street recruitment agency. Progressing from Commercial Resourcer through to Branch Manager, she was one of their most successful consultants. Following a move back to Somerset in 2010, Emma returned to work in General Insurance where she became part-Diploma qualified and developed and managed a team of Account Executives and Account Handlers. Emma worked within veterinary practices throughout the UK dealing with both their insurance needs but also in creating and managing their monthly health plans giving her a broad understanding of these markets.
Emma enjoys bringing new people into the recruitment industry from relevant backgrounds and training them according to the Elite values.
Emma is wife to Alastair, mum to 5 year-old Martha and 3 year old Harry so has become an expert juggler! Business is her main hobby alongside trips with family and fitness.
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Senior Recruitment Consultant
Sophie joined Elite in July 2016 as a Recruitment Consultant. Having demonstrated unerring commitment and professionalism, Sophie has played a fundamental role in the growth of the business and is now a senior member of the team. Cert CII qualified and possessing over 8 years Insurance experience, Sophie worked alongside Emma providing services to the Veterinary and Healthcare industries. Sophie’s expertise and experience of life within a veterinary practice is invaluable when recruiting into this specialist sector.
Sophie has a wealth of relationship management experience having been a highly successful Account Executive and then recruited staff into her own team as a departmental Sales Manager. She is passionate, driven and works tirelessly for her clients.
In her spare time, Sophie enjoys spending time with husband, Christopher and English Bulldog Arthur!
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Adam joined the team in January 2019 following a highly successful career in the insurance industry where he specialised in working with veterinary practices for the past 11 years. Adam is very experienced in providing exceptional service to clients and remaining calm in any situation! Adam will be bringing his skills to the veterinary division, sourcing high calibre candidates and supporting practices through their recruitment process.
Adam is husband to Carrie and has a son called Archie and a cat called Luna. In his spare time, as well as being an active family man Adam or ‘Dave’ as he is affectionately known likes amateur dramatics, badminton, fishing, photography and still finds the time to support Liverpool FC.
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Fiona joined the team in 2019. She started off as a Business Administration Apprentice supporting the whole team and has progressed to a Recruitment Resourcing NVQ. She now supports Adam with Veterinary roles.
In her spare time, Fiona runs the social media page for her family’s milk vending machine. She also has three cats called Sparky, Splodge and Egg.
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Having moved to Taunton, Janet joined Elite Staffing Solutions at its formation as the Financial Controller. Janet is fundamental to overseeing the company’s financial matters and the smooth running of the office, enabling Emma and Sophie to focus all of their efforts on their client and candidate needs.
Janet has spent her working life in accounts and book keeping. For some years she supported her husband in running a very successful business in Yeovil before selling in 1991. She spent a short time enjoying some time off before deciding that she needed to get back to work and was Administration Manager for a large local nursing home until a change of management when she decided to go back to college and do a Higher Diploma in Administrative Procedures. Following this she joined a local accountancy firm and became AAT qualified by experience after working in accounts and taxation for many years.
Janet and her husband David are heavily involved in their local Baptist Church, love looking after their growing brood of grandchildren and in their limited spare time enjoy caravanning and walking their border terrier.
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