Full or Part Time Surgical Veterinary Surgeon near Stoke on Trent


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 clinic has a high surgical caseload, with a mix of soft tissue and orthopaedic cases. They would be keen to hear from veterinary surgeons who would consider a predominantly surgical role, with consultations in relation to supporting this surgical service. There may be the opportunity to progress this role in the future, therefore they would love to hear from veterinary surgeons who would be keen to develop a more advanced surgical service within the group.

This role consists of 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday (between the hours of 08:00 - 19:00). You will also be required to participate in a weekend rota, with time given back in lieu. There is no out of hours requirement for this role, as this is provided by VetsNow. They have a flexible working approach and therefore are keen to consider full time and part-time applicants. The salary for this role is up to 100,000 depending on experience.

It is important that the successful candidate has the following skills/attributes:
  • Experienced candidate
  • Further surgical qualification; certificate holder or higher. Further qualifications fully supported
  • Confidence in all aspects of surgery, soft tissue and orthopaedic
  • Drive to work towards clinical excellence within first opinion practice
  • Confidence in making strong clinical recommendations and being able to coach less experienced team members in making these
  • Confidence in supporting less experienced team members with surgical cases
  • Leadership qualities to enable successful support of less experienced team members
  • RCVS registered
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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