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Clinical Director

Shield Veterinary Centre Ltd
£55,000 - £65,000
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Day to day duties involve acting in the role of clinical lead, consulting and operating and handling clinical complaints. Ideally you will have a good understanding of financial aspects of running a veterinary clinic including but not limited to profit and loss, budgets and stock. The role ideally would be five days per week but four days would be considered. Hours are between 08:30 and 19:00. There are no weekend or out of hours requirements with this role. Salary range £55,000 - £65,000 depending on experience.

About UsShield Veterinary Centre is across two sites, one in Hedge End between Portsmouth and Southampton and one in the beautiful medieval village of Bishop's Waltham home to a famous medieval palace. The clinics are well equipped with ultrasound, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, endoscopy and Idexx laboratory machines (Catalyst and Procyte). We have two consulting rooms at each site and dedicated theatres.

However, the best thing about our clinic is not our equipment, it is our team. We have a three to one support to surgeon ratio, our nursing team consists of predominantly RVNs and one SVN per site.

If you like walking and cycling, there is no place better than the New Forest, more into paddle boarding? We have excellent rivers to do so and the ocean!

There are 6 FTE veterinary surgeons and 10 FTE nurse across the two sites. There are 4 FTE receptionists across the two sites. We have multiple OVs and our team of surgeons range from three years qualified to 36 years qualified and all are excellent all round clinicians. Our current CD is leaving us to relocate with her family to Canada and is very sad to be leaving us and is happy to speak with anyone who wants more information.

Applicant Requirements

An experienced veterinary surgeon is required with management experience and knowledge of veterinary finance being highly desirable. RCVS membership and right to work in the UK is essential.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

•             Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

•             CPD paid days and allowance

•             L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy

•             Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

•             Company bonus scheme

•             Private Medical Insurance

•             BVA Membership paid

•             VDS cover

•             Birthday leave

•             Discounted veterinary fees

•             Various discounts including retail & gym memberships

•             Cycle to Work scheme

•             Service related company sick pay

•             Sponsorship for overseas employees

•             Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing

•             Relocation packages

•             Career progression opportunities

•             Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ 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 apply now.


The Centre was established in 1986, as David Frere-Cook fulfilled his long held ambition of setting up and running his own Veterinary Practice.

Still living today in the house in which he was born; David qualified from Bristol University in 1981 and immediately joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps for a three year short service commission. He then spent two years as an assistant in a small animal practice in North Hampshire before putting up his plate, as the first residential practising veterinary surgeon, in Bishop's Waltham.

The rest, they say is history. The Practice has grown steadily over the last twenty years. A major structural expansion and upgrading of facilities in 1997 coincided with the shedding of the equine side of the practice and it's evolution into an entirely small animal practice.

Find Us
01489 896734
Victoria Road
Bishops Waltham
SO32 1DJ
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