An opportunity not to be missed! This is rare chance to further your career in a practice that has a forward-looking approach whilst maintaining the traditional values of animal care and client trust. We are looking for a Clinical Director to join our well organised and productive team at The Vet Centre, Maids Moreton.
This is a full-time role, working a 5-day week (with a 1:4 weekend rota and time-off in lieu).We provide our own hospitalisation for any ongoing cases shared with an experienced RVN when necessary.
We are a practice with an excellent reputation for providing high quality care whilst still enjoying what we do. We provide a friendly, supportive environment for our staff with a varied caseload alongside the capacity to advance and enhance your skills enabling us to get the most out of being in general practice. We have got the brains, the training, and the kit: we like to use them.
The Vet Centre is a “market-town” small animal vet practice (with a staff of 6 Veterinary Surgeons (5 FTE, 6 RVNS, 1 SVN and a VCA) providing top class veterinary care at our main site at Maids Moreton and branch at Cherry Lane. We are a long-standing mostly home-grown team with a progressive and welcoming attitude. Buckingham is within a grammar school catchment area.
The main surgery at Maids Moreton (near Buckingham) is equipped with full diagnostic, laboratory, surgical and hospitalisation facilities. This enables us to have the satisfaction of investigating and treating our patients to a high clinical standard whilst referring to specialists when appropriate. We perform our own cardiac scans, endoscopy (rhinoscopy & otoscopy all the way through to colonoscopy), laparoscopy (90%+ of spays are “keyhole”), fracture repair and stifle TTA’s; and improve the quality of our surgical procedures and outcomes with bipolar diathermy, harmonic scalpels and “Enseal” equipment. Dental x-rays are available at both sites with air-driven equipment, sharp instruments and “Vet-tome” to make “dentals” a pleasure rather than a chore.
The suitable candidate will be an experienced and confident Veterinary Surgeon capable of delivering high quality and personable veterinary care. Ideally, we would like the candidate to have some management or Clinical Director experience; but we would consider someone ready to take the next step into management as support for the transition into the CD role can be provided if required.
A demonstrable desire, enthusiasm and energy to be involved in the development and growth of the practice is very important. You will need good clinical knowledge, sound judgement and the ability to mentor others. You must be confident in the generality of matters encountered in small animal practice and be able to lead and support a team (both clinical and non-clinical): and still have the drive to develop the practice and allow it to flourish.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
· Salary of £65,000 - £75,000 dependent on experience?
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
Private Medical Insurance
BVA Membership paid
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
Career progression opportunities
Free flu jabs
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 BH4203 when applying for this role.