Permanent Clinical Director / Experienced Veterinary Surgeon Bishop Auckland - County Durham

£50,000 + - Clinical Director
Ref: 5136 Date Posted: Tuesday 11 Feb 2020
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A large small animal group of practices in the County Durham area are recruiting either a clinical director or an experienced veterinary surgeon to join their team. They are in the position whereby they can take on two vets one of whom who could aspire to become a clinical director. This is a large multi vet and nurse team combined over three practices. This role is full time with 4 days per week with no ooh and weekends on a rota which is 1:6 full weekends. When working a weekend, you will get 2 days off in Lieu midweek.  

Key Details:

  • Hours: Full Time
  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 6.30pm
  • Weekends: Yes, on a rota
  • Sole charge: Yes, weekends
  • Lieu time: 2 Days off midweek when worked a full weekend.
  • OOH: None
  • Team: Multi Vet and RVN team
  • Branch work: Possible
  • Other: Accommodation can be provided if relocating.

About them:

This forward-thinking progressive practice has an excellent reputation within the community. It is a well-established group which provides a high standard of clinical care. They offer a wide spectrum of diagnostic procedures across all practices within house testing and boasts excellent state of the art facilities such as in-house hospitalisation wards and kennels.


The ideal candidate will be confident in all routine medical cases and surgeries and happy with sole charge work when needed. They will be conscientious with staff, patients and clients alike and can build excellent working relationships. You will be enthusiastic and motivated with a genuine passion for animal welfare. You will have experience in a busy practice ideally within a leadership / mentoring role however this is not essential. You will be ready to take the next step in your career and take on more responsibility and aim to progress up to a senior or clinical director role in the future. You will adhere to practice protocols and ensure the daily running of the practice is effective and efficient. You will be a team player and motivate and support other staff members to bring out the best in them. You will be passionate and have a genuine interest in animal welfare. You must be at least two years post graduate.


The practice is very well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including digital X-ray, endoscopy, in-house lab, consultation rooms, theatres and wards.


  • Salary - Generous salary based on experience level £50,000.00 + 
  • Career development opportunities
  • CPD allowance
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Holiday – 5 weeks 1 day, plus bank holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 1 years’ post-grad UK experience

  What happens next?

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