Managing Veterinarian

Job Description

Job Description

O’Connor Road Animal Hospital, located in San Antonio, TX, is looking for a Managing Veterinarian to join our team!

O’Connor Road Animal Hospital is located on the northeast side of San Antonio and is a primary care facility also offering boarding, grooming and limited emergency services. We are a busy multi-doctor practice that takes pride in our team approach in providing high quality care to our patients! As a wellness hospital, we are passionate about practicing preventative medicine while educating our clients on these benefits!

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About our hospital

  • Modern building – built in 2006. Five exams rooms, treatment area, lab/pharmacy room, surgery suite, isolation room, large dog boarding with separate cat boarding.
  • In-house laboratory with Idexx Catalyst and ProCyte. In-house urinalysis and sediment, fecal flotation, PCV, TP, FeLV/FIV, Heartworm 4dx. External testing through Idexx, TVMDL, and other labs as needed.
  • Sevoflurane and Isoflurane anesthesia, electro-surgery, orthopedic surgery supplies. Also work closely with surgeon for in-house advanced procedures (TPLO, fracture repair, splenectomy with Ligassure, nephrectomy, etc.)
  • Ultra-sonic dentistry unit, full mouth digital dental x-rays
  • Digital x-ray, teleradiology
  • Wellness plans
  • Excellent surgical monitoring – pulse oximetry, capnography, ECG, BP, temp.
  • Large pharmacy
  • AviMark software to manage database of 10,000 + animals

The city of San Antonio is full of family fun and Texas history. Visit the Alamo, Mission trails, and some of our many museums to learn all about Texas and San Antonio. On the beautiful Riverwalk you can enjoy shopping, dining, theaters, social clubs, and museums. We also have Sea World, Fiesta Texas, the Zoo and Caverns to explore – all just minutes from each other. Texas is also known for its beautiful Hill Country where you can go for water recreation, hiking, camping, hunting, and scenery. The wildflower-covered hills in the spring are majestic! Just outside of San Antonio are some of the oldest towns in Texas- Gruene, Fredericksburg, and Luckenbach- you can shop, eat, visit wineries and even enjoy some live music. Like the beach? We are a short 3 hour drive from the beaches of the Texas Gulf coast. The Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County (VMABC) is active in San Antonio, providing continuing education opportunities and support for the profession. San Antonio also hosts the Southwest Veterinary Symposium every other year!


We reward leadership and excellence with:

  • Highly competitive base salary
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Continuing Education Allowance
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • In-house Training

Job Summary

The Managing Doctor is responsible for providing medical leadership for the hospital, managing associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. The Managing Doctor is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are delivered.

In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing Doctor is responsible for the financial performance and general operations of the hospital under the guidance of Divisional Leadership. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing Doctor are responsible for cultivating a supportive and collaborative team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Advancing Medical Care

  • Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
  • Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
  • Provides oversight and direction of medical standards, quality of care and inventory.
  • Establishes medical protocols.
  • Oversees transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor.
  • Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.

Leading Staff and Practice

  • Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for Doctors, and when appropriate general staff members.
  • Monitors Doctor performance and production.
  • Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
  • Participates in technician appraisal and medical counseling sessions.
  • Ensures all medical staff receive applicable training, including the mentoring of new graduates.
  • Supports the Hospital Manager with staff training programs and tracking CE and DVM licensure.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Drives revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses.
  • Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget and capital budget.
  • Monitors key financial reports.

Growing the Practice

  • Drives patient visits and encourages community involvement.
  • Embraces change and supports innovative programs within the hospital.
  • Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives.
  • Seeks out ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.

Skills and Basic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
  • Licensure in good standing to practice in the state of Texas
  • Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Delegates tasks and achieves results with hospital team members.
  • Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
  • Leads employees by coaching, correcting, developing, and motivating them to achieve success.
  • Manages time and tasks appropriately.
  • Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States

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