Full or Part Time Clinical Director near Newcastle-under-Lyme


Julie Powell
Our client has 21 clinics across the UK and is now looking for a Full Time Clinical Director to lead their team in their practice in Newcastle-upon- Lyme.

The team have different interests, with team members undergoing further training by certificates or having those that have achieved certification status. Being part of something bigger offers a fantastic level of support on a wider group level and allows them to grow and develop a higher quality first opinion pet care, whilst providing internal career progression opportunities.

This is a growing practice with great facilities including 4 consult rooms, a cat ward, dog ward, operating theatre, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound and access to endoscope if needed. Working alongside the wonderful nurse team, they have 3 vets who have been qualified for 2-15 years. The practice holds the ISFM silver award for cat care.

The veterinary team enjoy all aspects of general veterinary practice and high-quality clinical care is of utmost importance to the team, they even thoroughly enjoy staged dentals. The clinical team, routinely conduct audits, ensuring that they are always working towards gold standard first opinion pet care. The team feel like a Clinic Director with a surgical bias, would complement their interests and offer support in this area, whilst providing the successful candidate with a career opportunity to progress and grow a more advanced surgical service, for which there is demand.

The successful candidate will be supported by a senior vet and practice manager, alongside a complete nurse and front of house team, therefore there is adequate opportunity to maintain a healthy balance between leadership and clinical work.

This vacancy is a result of the current Clinical Director is unfortunately relocating and as result, they have a fantastic new opportunity available for a veterinary surgeon who is looking to take the next step in their career. This role would be suitable for someone who has had previous senior experience and will be predominantly focused on leading and developing the clinical team.

The clinic has a very varied caseload and they routinely have a visiting peripatetic orthopaedic surgeon, so they would love to hear from candidates with a surgical bias - although this isn’t a deal-breaker. The teams work-life balance and well-being are always top priorities at the clinic and as a group, they have adopted a more flexible approach to working. They are keen to consider full time and part-time applicants, with a share of Saturday mornings between 8:30 am-12:30 pm, with TOIL given for each weekend worked. Out of hours is not required for this role. The salary for this role is up to 85,000 depending on experience.

If this is role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.