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Clinical Director Speyside Vets Aberlour AB38 9NR, UK

Practice Type: Mixed Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 5 Feb 2024

Clinical Director required at Speyside Vets

Job Description

Clinical Director
Speyside Vets, Aberlour Veterinary Centre
Salary up to £85,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £7,500 and welcome bonus up to £5,000

Aberlour & Fochabers Veterinary Practices are seeking a Clinical Director to join their team. 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 animals. You will be a key contact in both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of running the Practices, with the opportunity to develop your interests and put your own personal stamp on it. You will work with our team, Area Director & Area Support Manager to develop and lead the direction of the clinics.  

The role of Clinical Director requires a candidate to have the following: 

  • Ability to support less experienced team members in all scenarios.
  • 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.  

Rota patterns that work for you

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career.

This is a full time, permanent role working 40 hours per week over 5 days. Out of hours will be included.

Want to know more about us?

The Speyside Veterinary Group are modern, fully equipped mixed practice with small animal, equine and farm animal departments providing dedicated routine and emergency care throughout the Moray area. Our 8

Vets are supported by excellent Nurses and Receptionists to enable us to deliver a caring, professional and efficient 24-hour service for our clients.

Small animals are seen at both our Aberlour and Fochabers branches, while our equine and large animal work is run mostly from Aberlour. Both our surgeries provide a comprehensive service for your pets with an extensive range of modern facilities and equipment. Hospitalisation is available where needed for sicker patients at Aberlour.

Aberlour is the home of Aberlour whisky, as well as many others in the area. Aberlour is a village in Moray, Scotland, 12 miles (20 km) south of Elgin on the road to Grantown. The Lour burn is a tributary of the River Spey, and it and the surrounding parish are both named Aberlour, but the name is more commonly used in reference to the village which straddles the stream and flanks the Spey – although the full name of the village is Charlestown of Aberlour.

Fochabers is a village in the Parish of Bellie, in Moray, Scotland, 10 miles (16 km) east of the cathedral city of Elgin and located on the east bank of the River Spey. 1,728 people live in the village, which enjoys a rich musical and cultural history. The village is also home to Baxters, the family-run manufacturer of foodstuffs. With Inverness and Inverness airport only an hour away, it is great for keeping in touch with city life.

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

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
  • 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 with 5 days paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • 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 £1250 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

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Amelia Bateman, Talent Partner, on 07970240849. Reference BH11765.

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