Our teams ______
The best in the business
We’re proud of our team.
Good, caring people who are passionate about what they do. Whether that’s helping candidates to find their dream veterinary jobs, working with practices to build their culture, throwing themselves into charity fundraising or having a laugh in the office, they smash it.
Get to know us below – and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any member of the team if you have any questions.
Justin has worked in veterinary recruitment since 2009, and founded JHP in 2015. His favourite part of the job is working with the team and speaking to the many clients and candidates he’s become friends with over the years. He loves working in the industry, but admits he’d make a rubbish vet or nurse – he’s too squeamish! Outside work he loves sport, especially golf, which he plays most weeks, and football, in which he coaches one of his two son’s youth teams.
If he could place anybody into a practice he’d go for Micky Flanagan, to keep the rest of the staff entertained – although he thinks he’d be in high demand!
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Kamz joined the team in 2017 and works on both locum and permanent positions, particularly enjoying being able to positively influence candidates’ careers. He has two cats, Lava and Rocky, who spend most of their time at the foot of his bed. When not at work he is most likely to be found in a swimming pool, and he has represented Great Britain at European competitions in water polo. He also enjoys socialising over a cold beer or two.
Reginald D Hunter would be his man to place in a dream practice – absolutely hilarious and sure to have fantastic stories for the team!
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Joe has been working at JHP since 2018 and really enjoys the fast-paced nature of the role and the relationships he gets to build with both clients and candidates. Outside of the office, he loves the outdoors, and he is a very keen cyclist, racing for his local club. On weekends he can usually be found somewhere outside, walking or riding.
His dream hire would be Robert Downey Jr – because who wouldn’t want to meet Iron Man?
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Chloe joined the team in 2021 after leaving the property industry and thoroughly enjoys the role, getting to know veterinary professionals throughout the country. She has a cheeky-chappy German shepherd, Duke, who loves walks on the beach and steak dinners. Outside work, she enjoys brunch with friends – preferably bottomless – reading and travelling.
If she could place any candidate into a practice it would be Kristen Bell who, as the narrator of Gossip Girl, should be well placed to share any in-practice goss!
Sam has been kept busy since joining the team in 2022, and loves how lively the job is – never giving him a quiet moment! He’s a passionate musician, playing the guitar since he was eight and enjoying writing his own stuff as well as playing along to classic rock. He always spends too much time watching old horror movies!
At home he has two dogs, Duke – a border collie who is living disproof of how smart the breed is – and Daisy, a Bedlington whippet. If he could place any celebrity into a veterinary role he would make Nicholas Cage a vet, then sit back interested to see whether he was amazing or just insane!
Sean joined the team in 2022 and enjoys the fast paced nature of the work – no time for clock watching – and the satisfaction of helping candidates to find roles.
At home he has Lloyd the posh, spoiled cocker spaniel, who he likes to imagine wearing a monocle and smoking jacket. He likes to spend his time watching and playing football, as well as enjoying quality time with his wife and children. If he had a superpower he’d simply like to be able to make people be nice to each other.
Jesloy has been a member of the JHP team since 2022 and loves the satisfaction that comes with matching a candidate with the perfect practice for them – not to mention all of the cute dogs and cats that pop up on his work Facebook feed!
He doesn’t currently have a pet but he has copyrighted the idea of naming a blonde long-haired Dachshund Thor – so don’t steal it! – and he gets to hang out with his friends’ rabbit, Captain Carrot. Outside of work he enjoys gaming, is an MCU fanboy and a technology enthusiast, so if you’re having any computer-related problems he will be happy to help… for a price!
Since joining the team in 2022, Rhys has grown to love working with our candidates and helping them to find the best possible option to further their careers, while managing his own diary in a fast paced environment.
At home he has two beautiful American bulldogs which he rehomed after they were found on the side of a motorway, and which are now very much part of the family. In his spare time he DJs and plays the guitar, and can also often be found walking his dogs around Dartmoor. If he could have any superpower he’d like to be able to turn water into wine!
Compliance and HR Manager
Jo joined the team in 2019 as our compliance manager, and has held similar roles before, making the most of her organisational skills and keen eye for detail. She enjoys the variety of her role as every day is different and challenging. Outside of work she loves socialising with friends and family, and getting outside walking and cycling – especially with the beauties of Devon on the doorstep! She doesn’t currently have any pets, but would love either a dog or a cat, having grown up around dogs, cats, hamsters, goldfish and even chickens!
Lydia has been working for JHP Recruitment since the company started. She is the Accounts Manager and looks after the sales and purchase ledgers. She has worked in an accounts role since 2005. Lydia enjoys working at JHP as likes the fast pace and the friendly team environment.
Outside of work Lydia enjoys going to the gym, reading and spending time with her 2 young boys, who have two rabbits called Snowball and Midnight.
Louisa has worked at JHP since 2018 and is responsible for invoicing and paying locums. She loves being part of the JHP Team and working in a busy office environment. She has worked in accounts since 1998 – and is great with numbers!
Veterinary Advisor & Wellbeing Guru
Katie is an experienced Veterinary Surgeon, working in small animal practice since graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2012. We are delighted to partner with Katie to share her insight with the profession.
Katie is passionate about positivity in practice, awesome workplace culture and career fulfilment. You can find regular updates from Katie on our blog and we strongly recommend that you check out her website www.katiefordvet.com
Digital and Marketing Coordinator
Josh has been enjoying the variety and freedom of his role with our team since he joined in 2022, and loves being a part of our fantastic group of people. Outside of work he enjoys socialising, following football, playing tennis and binge-watching tv series.
While he doesn’t currently have a pet he is increasingly tempted to invest in a four-legged companion! If he could have any superpower he’d want to be able to refill things, such as his phone battery, his petrol tank… or his bank balance!