Posted on 18/09/2023
Avenue Veterinary Hospital are seeking a Clinical Director to join their team.
Avenue Veterinary Hospital is a 100% small animal practice located in Dundalk. We are located one hour and a half from Dublin city, in the busy Dundalk town. Situated on the Northeast coast, famed for its local community, heritage history, thriving nightlife and the local schools and colleges. We have all the regular mod cons within a modern practice.
Our practice is easily accessible via M1 and public transport by Train and Bus.
Avenue Veterinary Hospital is a dedicated companion animal practice for over 30 years. Our highly motivated and competent team currently consists of 1 Veterinary Surgeon, 3 Veterinary Nurses and 4 support staff. Our emphasis is on looking after our patients and pet parents. We offer a culture of inclusivity and teamwork, the ability to mentor those who wish to develop as well as actively encourage further development.
Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Dundalk are looking for a Clinical Director.
The role of Clinical Director is of utmost importance within the practice. This role leads the practice in ensuring the best level of care is given to each client and their pet. You will be a key contact in both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of running the practice, with the opportunity to develop your interests and put your own personal stamp on it. Other day-to-day duties would see the successful candidate overseeing the general running of the practice with your main focus being clinical work, operating and consulting. You will work with the Practice Manager and Area Support Manager to develop and lead the clinic's direction.
Working hours are flexible and would be between 9:00am-6:30pm. We have a wide variety in our caseload with certificates fully funded and encouraged.
The compensation for this position is both competitive and flexible based on the candidate's experience. Additionally, we offer a generous welcome bonus of €2500 and a relocation package of €5000.
Our ideal candidate needs to be an experienced Veterinary Surgeon registered with the VCI and demonstrate excellent communication skills. The role of Clinical Director requires a candidate to have the following:
Competent in all routine surgeries and consultations
Excellent clinical skills
Personable an effective communicator
Leadership and management knowledge or appreciation for same
Focus on clinical excellence and best practice policies
Ideally, some experience in management would be preferred but the role would suit an experienced Veterinary Surgeon looking to step up and progress in their career. The successful candidate would need to be enthusiastic, caring and passionate. You will need to work well within a team but also be able to lead it when required.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our staff, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive salary, you will also benefit from:
Work Life Balance
Birthday Leave (paid day off on your birthday)
Focus on Employee Wellbeing
Paid Maternity Leave Package
Paid Paternity Leave
Cycle to Work Scheme
Full access to EAP and Wellbeing Centre
Paid Bereavement Leave
Company Sick Pay
€1300 annual CPD allowance with 5 days paid CPD days pro rata
Funding of any Certificates / Diplomas / PhD’s you may want to pursue
Career Progression Opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical
VCI membership paid
VDS cover paid
Annual Pay Reviews
Dedicated CARE fund – annual contribution of €1,200 from IVC Evidensia for each Vet to use on a case of your choice to ensure successful outcome with your patient (T&Cs apply)
Pawesome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with hundreds of retailers
Employer Pension Contributions
Free Flu Inoculations
Discounted Veterinary Fees
Sponsorship for Overseas Employees
Opportunity to join company programmes (LGBTQ+, Wellbeing Champions, Nurses Committee, Clinical Board and many more)
As a BAME and LGBTQIA+ 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.
Any questions before applying?
Speak to Eadaoin Redmond from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.
Eadaoin Redmond RVN