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St. Giles, Devon

Clinical Director

Wheelhouse Vets, Chalfont St Giles

Salary up to £72,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £2,000

The successful candidate will be the Clinical Director of a busy 4 site practice in the Chilterns. You will be working alongside another Clinical Director and Practice Manager. The role will include ensuring high levels of clinical care and support for the team alongside excellent client care and implementing policies and initiatives to drive clinical excellence and team engagement. Chairing meetings and holding 1-2-1 catch ups with the Senior Management team are other regular duties.

This is a full-time permanent role working 4 days per week. There will be some weekends and no out of hours.

Want to know more about Wheelhouse Vets?

We are a busy, 4 site practice located in the beautiful Chilterns, an area of outstanding natural beauty and located within commuting distance of London. The Chilterns balances beautiful countryside living with access to metropolitan areas.
The two main sites are located in Chesham and Chalfont St Giles, with branches in Amersham and Beaconsfield.

Both main sites are equipped with x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, Class IV laser machines and separate dog and cat wards. We have a full endoscopic suite at the Chesham branch and full ophthalmology kit at the Chalfont branch. We also have our own purpose-built training hub, perfect for CPD, meetings and social gatherings.

Learn more about our incredible team

We perform a high level of clinical care, with many of our vets having completed or undertaking certificates. We currently have vets trained or training in dermatology, ophthalmology, cardiology, endoscopy, surgery, feline medicine, internal medicine and emergency and critical care. We also believe that advanced training for nurses is important and have a number of Registered Veterinary Nurses undergoing certificates. We have our own rehab team, with a qualified physiotherapist and 2 class IV lasers.

Team engagement and support is very important, so we organise 4 social events a year. We put a lot of emphasis on ‘non-clinical’ CPD, such as wellness and wellbeing, communication skills, leadership etc.

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

  • 2 weeks annual leave
  • 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


  • £1200 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
  • 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 £1000 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

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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.

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Michael Middleton. Talent Partner, on the contact number provided, reference BH10289.

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