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Clinical Director

Summerhill Vets, Newport
Newport, Newport (Casnewydd)
Salary up to £80,000 depending on experience
Closing date
2 Feb 2024
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Find the next step in your career

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Director to join our large friendly team here at Summerhill Veterinary Group, South Wales! 

As a Clinical Director you will be responsible for coaching and developing our team, contributing to the strategic direction of the practice, and developing the breadth and quality of services on offer. You will play a crucial role in steering the business towards growth and excellence together with our present Clinical Director and Senior Management team. You will work with the support and guidance of our Area Director.

The rota will include working 4-5 days per week however we can offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you.

Salary up to £80,000 DOE plus up to £5,000 Relocation Allowance plus up to £5,000 Welcome Bonus.

Join The Summerhill Group

The Summerhill Group is very varied and diverse with many opportunities for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual. The main site in Newport is a busy hub with typically 5-6 Vets working on any one day and is well equipped with the most advanced equipment including endoscopy, surgical/orthopaedic and dental equipment, and the latest diagnostic imaging and cardiology equipment. The other clinics are all self-sufficient and are usually 1 or 2 Vet sites. We have a wide range of skills in the group, including certificate holders in surgery, medicine, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, and feline medicine, and like to share and assist in the development of our team members.

The cities of Bristol, Newport and Cardiff are all very close to our clinics, along with the natural beauty spots of the Brecon Beacons, the Forest of Dean, and the beautiful South Wales coastline. So, there are many places you could base yourself.

Are you the perfect fit?

You will have extensive experience in small animal veterinary medicine and be confident in handling most situations. You will be a member of the RCVS. Ideally, you would have some advanced qualifications or interests but more importantly, you will be keen on leading and building a team of fantastic staff to be the best that they can be.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work-life balance

  • 7.6 weeks annual leave 
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata 
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees 


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care
  • Relocation allowance up to £2000

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then, please get in touch. Please quote BH10906 when applying for this role.  

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Summerhill Vets is a multi site, 24/7 emergency centre  that is passionate about pets in South Wales. 

Our friendly team at Summerhill Veterinary Centre aim to provide the best possible care for our patients and their owners. An extensive range of veterinary services are offered. We operate a 24/7 emergency service on site.

We are part of the largest Small Animal Vet Group in Wales, with  ten sites and our own in house , fully staffed 24/7 Emergency service located in Newport. We  have over 100 staff dedicated to the care and treatment of our patients. The surgery has grown exponentially since it was established in 1968 by Mrs Jean Morris.

We have our own in house  lab, DR digital radiography, dental radiography, K laser,  ultrasound, ecg and endoscopes available, loads of patients  and  super friendly and dedicated nurses and receptionists. 

We don't do on call and believe in spreading the other  unsociable hours as fairly as possible. We encourage CPD and further training and offer 5 days and a budget of £1500 towards your  training. We all enjoy our work and hope you do too!

Company info
01633 255394
43 Summerhill Avenue
South Wales
NP19 8FQ
United Kingdom

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