Clinical Director - Southampton


Julie Powell

Our client who based in Southampton is looking for an enthusiastic small animal vet looking to take the next step in their career by joining them as a Clinical Director.

The practice, based in central Southampton, is well-established and highly regarded with a strong and loyal client base. Its close proximity to the New Forest National Park and the watersport amenities of the Solent, allow for added lifestyle perks for both staff and clients alike.

This is widely recognised as a special group of family friendly caring professionals, the team strive for continuity of care for their patients and aim for the highest standards with the personal touch. CPD is actively encouraged and new ideas readily embraced. The team consists of 4 Veterinary Surgeons, with a new graduate due to start in September. With an additional 7 RVN’s, 2 receptionists and a Practice Manager. Once of the vets has a Certificate in Surgery and a RVN with an interest in behaviour. The practice is RCVS General Practice Accredited and a training practice for VNs with comprehensive range of diagnostic equipment (an extensive IDEXX in-house laboratory, ultrasound, X-ray machine with digital plates, ECG etc) and a range of internal fixation orthopaedic equipment.

The ideal candidate will be caring, enthusiastic and keen to drive the surgery forward in all aspects of first option work. Your day-to-day duties will be to lead the clinical out at the surgery, including consulting and some operating. You will be required to deal with any clinical complaints and have an interest in the financial aspect of running a surgery, but training and support with be available if required. Ideally you will have previous leadership experience, have high clinical ethics to lead by example and an excellent communicator.

The ideally be full time but the client is open to part time applications for the right candidate. In return are offering a competitive salary, plus a generous CPD budget to assist with developing your career and as part of the group, you will be offered an extensive training program, full administration support is assured. No OOH work.

If you would like to apply then please contact [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.