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Mixed Clinical Director

Abbey Veterinary Clinic, Arbroath
Arbroath, Angus
Salary up to £70,000 FTE depending on experience
Closing date
27 Jul 2022
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Mixed Clinical Director required at Abbey Veterinary Clinic, Arbroath

The Role

Abbey Veterinary Clinics - Arbroath/Forfar are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated vet to take on the role of Clinical Director across our practices. This is an exciting role that the right person will have the freedom to help the clinic grow and thrive. Our clinical directors have the responsibility of ensuring operational success and helping our clinical staff to develop.

Our typical surgical caseloads are neutering, dentals, and lump removals. We also do a lot of work for the local cat’s protection. We consult between 8:50 – 10:30, then operate till 13:00, and consult in the afternoon with for 1-2 hours. 

Working alongside the other Clinical Directors and Practice Manager, some of the managerial responsibilities would include mentoring and coaching of staff, budgeting/financial responsibility, and overseeing the general running of the practice to ensure we always provide excellent patient care. 

Our normal working hours are between 08:30-18:30 Monday to Thursday, 08:30-17:00 on Fridays, and 9 - 13:00 on Saturdays. For the right candidate, we can be flexible on hours per week and days per week. Usually, our pattern is 1.5 weekends in 4, with 1-2 nights on call per week. Ideally, we are looking for a mixed vet to fill this post, however we will consider a small animal vet too.

Salary for the role is up to £70,000 FTE depending on experience. 

About Us

Abbey Veterinary Clinics is a well-established mixed practice located in the idyllic county of Angus, with branches in Forfar and Arbroath. We are in close proximity to the beautiful glens with major cities such Dundee, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh not too far away either. Our split is 90% small animal and 10% large animal. Both clinics are fully equipped to provide excellent patient care and Arbroath has recently been renovated, and there is more improvement to come across both sites. We are fully equipped to consult and operate in both clinics daily, with equipment including digital x-ray equipment, im3 dental machines, and idexx laboratories. We provide our own out of hours cover to the local community and pride ourselves on still being able to do so.

About the Team and Culture

Our close-knit team is made up of 16, made up of 2 Clinical Directors, 3 Vets, 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 SVN, 1 ACA, 3 Receptionists, 1 Administrator, and 1 Practice Manager. We all share the same goal and are hoping to find someone to share in the success with. We are hoping our new Clinical Director would be able to bring fresh, new ideas to the business. We encourage development and are happy to consider helping our team members to pursue certificates. Our team have regular team-bonding events, which are always nice to look forward to also.

Applicant Requirements 

Our preferred candidate will be an experienced veterinary surgeon, who is confident in their abilities. Managerial experience is desirable, however not required as full support will be given. Someone who is able to build rapport with clients and staff alike, is passionate, and wants to maintain a high clinical standard.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

•    6.5 weeks holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
•    £1200 CPD allowance and 40hrs paid 
•    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 up to £5000
•    Career progression opportunities

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 BH6002 when applying for this role.

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Established over 80 years ago, Abbey Vets originally began as a 2 person farm animal practice in Forfar. Over the years the practice has developed and is now a busy farm and companion animal practice. In 1997 the practice expanded and opened a second full time clinic in Arbroath.

Our clinics are located centrally within Forfar and Arbroath and have 24 hour, off road parking facilities. We provide a range of services at both our clinics including – consultations, weight clinics, vaccinations, surgery, radiography, ultrasound, blood testing and out of hours work. We operate a fixed rota to ensure continuity of care for our clients.

We carry out daily large animal calls from both clinics and although our companion animal sector has grown over the years, our large animal work still plays a large part in our day to day practice life – often involving acute, emergency situations!

At Abbey Vets we pride ourselves on our close knit team who work together to ensure the health and happiness of each of our clients. Many of our staff have been with us for a number of years and have built up a personal relationship with many of the clients. They are involved in a number of local activities and events to do with animal care and welfare within the community and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Find Us
01241 873100
9 Lindsay Street
DD11 1RP
United Kingdom
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