Clinical Director/Lead Veterinary Surgeon - 100% Small Animal Practice!

Location Cork
Discipline: Small Animal Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to €70k + Bonus + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SGWSTV
Published: 29 days ago

​Looking to take on a leadership role in practice? Don’t just choose a job, choose growth, choose possibility, choose a career with an Amazing Veterinary Practice in Ireland!

The Role:

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Director or Head Vet to join an expectational Small Animal Practice in County Cork.

  • The Clinical Director role is of utmost importance. 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 stamp on it. 

What are the requirements to being a Clinical Director? 

  • An experienced veterinary surgeon (generally 5 years+)

  • Focus on clinical excellence and best practice 

  • Leadership and management knowledge or appreciation for same

  • To be passionate in wanting to progress you and your team’s clinical knowledge and skill development, which in turn contributes to the growth of the practice and the clinical team

  • A good understanding of veterinary finance is highly desirable.

  • VCI membership and right to work in Ireland.

  • Clean driver’s license required.


  • Specific Clinical Director bonus structure

  • €1,300 CPD allowance and 5 days CPD days

  • Leadership Academy for all our future leaders and Clinical Directors 

  • Funding of any Certs / Diploma’s / PhD’s 

  • 20 days paid holiday not including bank holidays (based on full time, prorated for part time)

  • Employer Pension Contributions

  • Birthday leave (Paid day off on your Birthday)

  • Discounted veterinary fees

  • Company sick pay

  • Paid Maternity Leave Package 

  • Career progression opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical

  • Pawsome - various discounts including retail & virtual gym memberships and much more

  • Full access to EAP and Wellbeing Centre

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Paid bereavement leave

  • Annual pay reviews

  • Sponsorship for overseas employees

  • Paid Paternity Leave

  • Relocation packages

  • Free flu jabs

  • Opportunity to join company programmes (LGBTQ+, Wellbeing Champions, Nurses committee, Clinical Board and many more)

If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.comIf this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them.

If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you.

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE