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Clinical Director - Avenue Veterinary Hospital

The Role

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 Business 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.

Salary for this role is highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

About Us

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.

About the Team & Culture

Avenue Veterinary Hospital is a dedicated companion animal practice for over 30 years. Our highly motivated and competent team currently consists of 4 Veterinary Surgeons, 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. We are proud to have a long-standing team of staff members.

Applicant Requirements

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

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • 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


  • €1350 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

Professional Memberships

  • VCI membership paid
  • VDS cover paid

Additional Benefits

  • 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&C’s 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)
  • Relocation Packages

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 Shónagh Dawson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Shónagh Dawson RVN

Talent Partner


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