About Tame & Wild

Based in Exeter, Tame & Wild was formed in late 2020, choosing SSG to become their recruitment business partner.

The business was setup by Emma Liddon and Colin Durbin who had previously run a veterinary recruitment agency together. When it comes to Veterinary recruitment, Tame & Wild stands out as the premier choice for both Veterinary professionals and companies within the UK and worldwide. With their extensive experience, expertise, and impeccable track record, they are a trusted partner for organisations to achieve their recruitment goals.


Between them, Emma and Colin have over 25 years of recruitment experience. Most of this has been gained within the veterinary sector. Working together for some time at Liberty Vets Recruitment where they were both the top billers, they eventually bought the business out with help from SSG. Unfortunately the business was liquidated due to the Corona virus pandemic.

Wanting to start up again as soon as possible and after numerous conversations with us, Tame & Wild was born. We then set about the task of getting the business up and running. This process involved forming the company, setting up management accounts and designing our logo and website. SSG also took care of everything IT related, including financing and setting up a CRM and job boards.

Emma commented “Everyone at SSG were great, helping us every step of the way. Both myself and Colin are experienced recruiters, but having their expertise on hand to deal with every other aspect of start up was key to our partnership”.

Benefits of a recruitment business partner

Emma added “Financially we are much better off owning our own business compared to what we were earning as recruiters. For us the decision to partner with SSG again was an easy one as we already knew the team and had a great working relationship with them already. My job is now 24/7 which my family understand and so its so important to have time away from the business with them which I look forward to”.

Currently employing a team of six, Tame & Wild are still looking to expand and employ great staff that fit in with the office and business ethos. The aim is to get to ten staff by the end of the year.


Be prepared for hard work, lots of knock backs and stress, but its also very rewarding. Finding an industry that you are interested in is also a real benefit. For us, having a lot of vet friends to talk to about your own animals is great. We have built up great relationships with locums and class some of them as really good friends.  We try to visit them in practice as often as possible to keep those relationships strong.

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