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Clinical Director - Small Animal

Wellpets Ltd
Cwmbran, Torfaen, Wales
Up to £80,000 DOE
Closing date
16 Oct 2024

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Small Animal
Job Type
Clinical Director
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

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

Are you a Veterinary Surgeon looking to advance in your career? Or are you a Clinical Director ready for a new challenge. Look no further....We have a rare opportunity for a Clinical Director to lead our established practice.

Day-to-day responsibilities will involve acting as Clinical Lead, consulting with clients & performing surgeries. You'll also play a crucial role in managing vet rotas, ensuring the team operates smoothly. Working alongside our Practice Manager and Head Nurse, you'll have the opportunity to lead the team, shaping the practice's ongoing success.

Rota patterns that work for you

Typically, the full-time position is 40 hours over 4 days with 1:4 Saturday mornings (9am to 1pm). No out-of-hours. Work/life balance is important to us so we are open to discussing a rota pattern that suits you.

Established for over 30 years, we are at the heart of the community

We're a well-established RCVS training practice with an exceptional reputation looking after the veterinary needs of a large and loyal client base since 1989. Our team's invaluable experience allows us to confidently manage a wide range of medical and surgical cases providing not only a robust in-house first opinion service to our clients but also a very attractive learning platform whether that be for new graduates starting their career, more experienced vets wanting to take their skills to the next level or any vet looking to become part of a friendly team delivering meaningful veterinary care.

The cities of Bristol, Newport and Cardiff are all within a reasonable commute of the practice, along with the beautiful South Wales coastline, the Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons.

Modern facilities

We are a modern, well-equipped practice with Bio-Chemistry and Haematology Idexx machines, Digital x-ray processors, Ultrasound, dental machines and multiparameter monitors.

Join an exceptional team

Whilst we work with you to build the team to 3 Vets (2 of our lovely Vets are retiring), you will initially be sole charge however you will have the support of an experienced CD from a neighbouring practice. You will also be supported by our friendly team of RVNs (one is working towards Emergency and Critical care cert), Practice Manager (certificate in Feline Nursing) and brilliant reception team.

Because our people 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

*6.6 weeks annual leave

*Your birthday as a paid day off

* Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service


*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 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 £1250 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

Up to £80,000 DOE


The original practice at New Inn was opened in August 1989 by Richard Smith as a solo practitioner. A year later, he was joined by Valerie Clare who later went on to become a partner in the practice. In 1997, we established the Fairwater surgery, which had much-needed space to expand our service.

Company info
Fairwater Veterinary Surgery
Fairwater Square
NP44 4TA

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