Clinical Director - Gorey Vet Hospital


Are you looking to take the next step in your professional career as a Veterinary Surgeon? Gorey Veterinary Hospital is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to become their new Clinical Director.  


Gorey Veterinary Hospital is a mixed practice located in County Wexford. We have recently restructured our practice so that we can have a focused Small Animal team running the hospital for all our SA clients and a Large animal team dedicated to all our farm clients. Situated in the sunny southeast, famed for its vibrant markets, local community, coastal beaches and heritage history, Gorey is about 45 minutes from Dublin city. It is accessible by major roadways, train and bus. Our purpose-built hospital has two examination rooms, a dedicated operating theatre and a prep room with a separate large animal examination unit adjacent to the main building. We have on-site radiography, dentistry facilities, ultrasound, hematology and biochemistry machines. 


The Role 

  • Full time, permanent position 

  • Salary is €70,000-€90,000 commensurate with experience level 

  • 1 weeknight and 1 in 6 weekends on-call 

  • Full funding for any PG certificates / Diplomas /PhD’s you wish to pursue 

  • Enhanced annual leave entitlement including 30 days of Annual Leave, Birthday Leave plus 5 days of CPD leave; totaling 36 days / 7.2 weeks (excluding Bank holidays) 

  • Career progression opportunities 

  • VCI and VDS memberships paid 

  • Paid maternity, paternity and adoptive leave  

  • Robust benefits included (see below) 


The Clinical Director plays a key role within the practice. You would lead the practice in ensuring the best level of care is given to each animal and client. You would 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 you overseeing the general running of the practice with your focus being clinical work, operating and consulting. You would work with the Area Support Manager and Area Director to develop and lead the clinic’s direction.  


The compensation for this position is both competitive and flexible based on the candidate's experience. 

Additionally, there is a relocation allowance of €5,000 (T&C’s apply). 


Applicant Requirements 

  • Experienced Veterinary Surgeon registered with the VCI / RCVS 

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and delegate tasks to a veterinary team 

  • Proficiency in surgery, consultations, internal medicine, ECC and diagnostics required 

  • Excellent clinical skills with a focus on clinical excellence and best practice policies 

  • Be a respectful, professional and courteous individual 

  • Confident in running a practice as sole charge 

  • Leadership and management knowledge or appreciation for same 

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 would need to work well within a team but also be able to lead it when required. 


Don’t just choose a job, choose growth, choose possibility, choose a career with IVC Evidensia Ireland. All our practices are independent, with their own unique work practices, caseloads, culture, and branding. No two practices are the same or run the same and that is just how we love it. Gorey Veterinary Hospital is no different. 


IVC Evidensia is Europe’s leading veterinary care provider with 6 key principles we have built our business around: 

  • Belief in people. The success of a practice is down to the individuals that work there. That is why we invest in continuous professional development for all our staff 

  • Clinically led practices. We believe the best practices are led by vets, and we want it to stay that way. That is why we have so many of them sitting on our board. 

  • Investment in your practice. We invest money in refurbishments, facilities, equipment, and technology so you can provide the best possible care for your patients and clients. 

  • An independent spirit. Your clinic is the heart of your community, and we want it to stay that way. Every clinic has its own branding, community, and management.  

  • Exceptional care. We know your primary concern is delivering the best possible care. That is why IVC Evidensia practices always put their patients and clients first. 

  • Sharing expertise. We are incredibly proud of the depth of talent amongst our referral clinicians and their state if the art facilities. 


Our core values are what make us a special place to work, where we enjoy what we do and work together to deliver exceptional veterinary care – these values inspire and motivate us. This is the basis of great teamwork – We Care, We Dare, We Share. 


 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 


  • €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 

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&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) 

  • 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 

086 085 0891 

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