Clinical Director - Shenick Vets


Are you looking to take the next step in your professional career as a Veterinary Surgeon? Shenick Veterinary Group is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to become their new Clinical Director for their practices in Balbriggan and Stamullen.  


The Role 

  • Full time, permanent position in the position of Clinical Director 

  • 40hours/5 days per week plus 1 in 3 Saturdays  

  • Salary is up to €83,000 commensurate with experience level 

  • No OOH or on-call 

  • Responsible for Balbriggan and Stamullen practices 

  • Overseeing 3 Veterinary Surgeons, 3 Veterinary Nurses, and 5 support staff including one Veterinarian with a certificate in Dentistry 

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

  • Enhanced annual leave entitlement 

  • 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 practices in Balbriggan and Stamullen 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 practices, with the opportunity to develop your interests and put your own personal stamp on them. 


Other day-to-day duties would see you overseeing the general running of the practices 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. 


About us  

Shenick Vets is a group of 3 practices located in Skerries, Balbriggan and Stamullen. Balbriggan hospital is a busy, fast-paced, first-opinion practice with all the mod cons required to ensure a high level of veterinary care is offered to our large client base. There are 2 separate consult rooms, a prep room, surgery, dental suite, separate cat and dog wards, laboratory, isolation room and large staff/meeting room. Stamullen is a first opinion village practice with a loyal client base. 


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. Shenick Vets is no different. 


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. 


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. 


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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