Permanent full time Clinical director and or / Experienced Veterinary Surgeon Bishop Auckland - Durham

£35,000 - £55,000 DOE - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 4890 Date Posted: Tuesday 11 Feb 2020
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A small animal practice in Bishop Auckland are recruiting for either a clinical director or an experienced veterinary surgeon to lead their team. You must have minimum 2 years post graduate experience. Room to aspire to become clinical director is beneficial. The role would be working across the 3 branches with a large multi vet team and RVN and support staff.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small Animal         
  • Hours: Monday – Friday between 8am and 8pm  40 Hours per week
  • Weekends: 1:6
  • Lieu: 2 days off during the week when worked a weekend
  • OOH:  None
  • Sole charge: Some
  • Branch work: Yes 3
  • Team: Multiple Vet and RVN team with support staff
  • Other: Accommodation can be provided if relocating as there is a flat above the practice

About them:

  • Multi Veterinary Surgeon and RVN practice
  • Well established practice with a large client base
  • Only practice in the area to provide their own OOH 24 HR cover
  • Nurse training practice
  • Certificate holding Vets
  • Career progression is offered here
  • Certificates are encouraged and supported
  • Modern equipment and facilities with multiple operating theatres across the branches - X – ray, Laboratory and Ultrasound and in-house Hospitalization

About You:

  • You must have a strong work ethic and provide an excellent high standard of clinical service
  • You will need to be at least 2 -year post qualification
  • You must be a team player with good communication skills
  • You will have good general surgical skill
  • Confident with consultations  
  • Confident with sole charge work
  • If you are looking forward to working towards a certificate or are a certificate holder this would be encouraged and supported


The practice has three state-of the-art veterinary clinics are fully equipped with medical and surgical facilities such as the below and many more

  • X- Ray
  • Ultrasouns scanner
  • Endoscope
  • Fully equipped in house laboratory
  • Digital dental x-rays
  • ECG
  • In House Laboratory with biochemistry haematology and electrolyte blood analysers
  • Hospitalisation facilities – and areas with heated kennels
  • Separate cat and dog areas
  • Isolation facilities


  • Salary: £35,000 – £55,000 DOE     
  • Holiday allowance: 4 weeks in the first year plus bank holidays then goes to 5 weeks in year 2
  • Pension: Contributory pension scheme available
  • Certificates are funded and supported
  • CPD: Generous Allowance
  • Rewards: Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with High Street retailers and restaurants
  • Memberships: Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS and BVA)

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?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. 

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