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Highland Council - Rogart

Clinical Director Rogart Vets W Pittentrail, Rogart IV28 3UA, UK

Practice Type: Mixed Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 8 Feb 2024

Clinical Director required at Rogart Vets

Job Description

Clinical Director 
Rogart Vets, Sutherland, Scotland 
Salary up to £90,000 negotiable D.O.E relocation support up to £5,000 and up to £5,000 welcome bonus 

Nestled in the northern part of the Scottish Highlands, Rogart Vets has built a reputation for being a friendly and efficient practice that has served the local people of Sutherland for many years, accruing many longstanding clients and members of staff. 


The Opportunity 

We are looking for a Clinical Director to join our single site mixed practice in Sutherland in Scotland, this role welcomes both emerging leaders and seasoned professionals seeking a fresh challenge. Whether you're a veterinary surgeon poised for your first leadership role or a seasoned expert ready to make a significant impact we want to talk to you. 


Ideally working up to 40 hours per week across 5 days (Monday to Friday) with a 1:5 weekend on-call rota and 1 night per week OOH with a bonus scheme in place. However, we can also consider part time hours and are happy to discuss flexible hours to suit you. 


The Role 

As the Clinical Director you will play a pivotal role in leading our team in clinic whilst working on various mixed clinical caseloads. Management responsibilities include appraisals, managing complaints, P&L reporting, business planning and developing whilst working alongside the Practice Manager. You will receive full support from your Area Director (also an experienced vet) and Area Support manager with monthly on-site visits.


Working on 60% small animal and 40% farm (mainly beef and sheep).  The role is mostly working as a veterinary surgeon with roughly a fifth of the time being non-clinical as well as leading and developing our team of vets. 


You will have a good mixture of consulting and surgery. We serve a longstanding crofting community; a croft is between a small holding and a commercial farm enterprise in size. As a result, the work itself mainly consists of tailored care for individual animals requiring one-to-one attention and plenty of herd health/flock planning and advice. As well as castration, pregnancy diagnosis, de-horning, lambing, and calving.   


When in practice we mostly see routine surgeries such as castration and neutering and any emergency surgery as and when required. Being a well-known name in the area we also see some local wildlife where we have helped with a range of animals from hedgehogs to otters. Should you have an interest in exotics we do also see a few snakes if this was to be of an interest for you.   

We also extend our services through satellite clinics in Lochinver, Kinlochbervie, Durness, and Helmsdale, championing pet well-being across the Highlands. As Clinical Director, you'll be at the helm, steering our team to new heights and delivering indispensable service. 


About Rogart Vets 

Our practice offers comprehensive care across the entire county. A harmonious blend of small animal and farm services sets the stage for a fulfilling caseload.  Our team consists of 4 vets, 3 RVN’s and 1 kennel assistant, as well as support staff. 

Life Beyond Work 

Rogart's prime location offers more than a fulfilling career. Engage in the Highland lifestyle, where walks amidst breath-taking landscapes and historic sites offer a sense of tranquillity that defines Scotland.  Explore the rugged peaks of Ben Hope or take a hike along one of our many trails such as Cape Wrath trail or Strathnaver trail.  Visit our beautiful beaches at Handa Island a wildlife haven to Puffins, Razorbills and an array of other seabirds.  Local communities across the Highlands are welcoming and rich in culture with community events and Highland games taking place throughout the year.  Sutherland truly is a hidden gem waiting to be explored.   

Because our employees 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
•    7.6 weeks annual leave 
•    Your birthday as a paid day off

•    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 
•    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 £1000 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

Elevate your career amidst the splendour of Sutherland. Join us in shaping exceptional veterinary care and creating lasting memories. Apply today!

To apply, please email your CV to Amelia at or call 07970240849 for more information. Reference BH11653.

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