Divisional Veterinary Director – North East

Divisional Veterinary Director – North East Watford, Hertfordshire Field Based Full Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

Your opportunity to lead and inspire clinical teams. 

Divisional Veterinary Director  – North East 

We’re looking for an organised, proactive and motivated vet who has what it takes to lead and inspire our clinical teams.

You’re passionate about leading and inspiring teams to perform to their very best.

Top of your list will be establishing a culture of consistent working and compliance, championing best practice and exceptional clinical care – as well as external regulatory standards. You will be an advocate for RCVS and BVA guidelines, monitoring and driving improvements across the division.

Through supporting the development of the people plan, focusing on the clinical development of the current teams, retention and succession plans, you’ll ensure exceptional clinical care is delivered across all aspects of the client journey. You’ll partner with the Regional Operations Directors to make sure that complaints are resolved efficiently and effectively.

You’ll embed a ‘one team’ culture and provide visible and accessible leadership and direction across the division; building positive and respective relationships and encouraging everyone to act as an ambassador for Medivet.

To be considered you should be an experienced MRCVS and hold RCVS Vet GDP advisor status.

Key Benefits

  • Health cash plan (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Bank Holidays) rising to 38 with length of service.
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities.
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services for your pets.


Role Accountabilities

  • Establish culture and ensure compliance of our internal policies and governance as well as external regulatory bodies such as RCVS, driving improvements across the division.
  • Own and chair divisional Quality improvement committees and engage in relevant clinical boards as needed.
  • Provide visible leadership, guidance, and direction to embed a One team culture. Support people plans, development plans, and encouraging clinical knowledge sharing.
  • Pioneering better ways of working and improving clinical standards.
  • Support the clinics in delivering excellent client service and provide support to the regional operations directors to aid in complaints handling.
  • Implement industry advances in clinical care. Identify gaps in our clinical offering and champion our exceptional clinical standards and QI.

Your Skills and Experience

  • leadership and coaching
  • Influencer, and motivator
  • Evidence based approach.
  • Analytical
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Adaptable and able to make a plan.


Must be:

  • Experience of leading teams
  • Multisite experience ideal
  • Evidence of delivering best practice and results

About Us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference. This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients. Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.

This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.

Job number: SCR00946