Clinical Director

Clinical Director

  • Location

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £60,000-£80,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

  • Contact email:

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  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -072019-11494

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-04-01 00:00:00

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We have a fantastic opportunity for a Clinical Director to join a multi-site practice in Gloucester on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Practice:

With 4 branches in the Gloucestershire area, this practice has been extensively redeveloped to provide a modern air-conditioned facility to provide the best veterinary care in Gloucester. They offer a full range of treatments from health checks to emergency operations and intensive care facilities for critical care. They have a fully equipped lab so results can be accessed as quickly as possible with back-up from a specialised external lab for more complex investigations The imaging suite includes a state of the art digital X-ray machine with floating bucky table for all things orthopaedic and cardiothoracic, a flexible fibre optic endoscope for gastrointestinal investigation and a colour flow Doppler ultrasound machine for investigating soft tissue diseases and heart disease. One of the strengths of the practice is the extensive range of surgical equipment and surgical expertise they possess which includes:

Orthopaedics - fractures, growth plate deformities 

OCD surgery 

Cruciate surgery - TTA and De Angelis surgery

Spinal surgery

Soft tissue 

Thoracotomy - lung lobectomies 

Pericardial surgery 

Oesophageal surgery

Total ear canal ablation 

Laryngeal tie back surgery

Across the 4 branches, there are currently 5 Vets and 20 nurses.

The Role:

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. Practice hours are Monday to Friday 09.00-19.00 and Saturdays 09.00-13.00. You will be expected to work 4 longer days but there are no out of hours required for this position. As well as consultations and operations, this role has responsibility for managing a well-established team, including rotas, and assuming commercial accountability for the practice.

In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes a salary of between £60,000-£80,000 depending on experience. For the higher-end of the salary range, the practice is looking for an AVP with lots of relevant clinical and surgical experience as well as strong business acumen.

The benefits package includes:

  • CPD that is encouraged and funded
  • Pension
  • No OOH
  • Weekends on a rota basis
  • 20 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) increasing to 25 days in 2020

The Candidate:

You should have at least 6 year's experience with a high level of clinical and surgical competence. If you have experience of orthopaedics/cruciates and a medical bias, this would be an advantage. The practice is looking for a mature, people-focused individual who is confident in their ability from both a clinical and business perspective. You should be capable, credible and someone who displays good leadership, passion and integrity.


Role: Clinical Director

Type: Small Animal

Start: ASAP

Hours: 40 hours per week

Weekends: Rota to be discussed

Out of hours: No

Sole charge: Yes

Branch work: Yes, across 4 branches

Salary: Generous package including a salary of between £60,000-£80,000 depending on experience

Ref: JN -072019-11494

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

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