Managing Veterinarian

Job Description

Job Description

Managing DVM: Northampton Veterinary Clinic

Amazing opportunity to lead an accomplished team of veterinary professionals bound by the core values of integrity, compassion, excellence, team work, and positivity.

What makes us unique:

  • Awarded “Best Veterinary Clinic” in the Pioneer Valley 7 years running (and almost every year for the past 20 years.)
  • 20 years of steady growth supported by clients who are engaged and invested in the care we recommend
  • A cultivated culture of respect, diversity and inclusion
  • A beautiful, new, state of the art, 7 exam room facility equipped with all of the expected bells and whistles needed for our veterinarian’s to practice state of the art medicine
  • A seasoned team beyond compare:
  • 6 brilliant, compassionate veterinarians (4 and ½ FTE)
  • 9 outstanding certified veterinary technicians
  • Multiple highly trained, client centered, client service representatives and assistants
  • We live and play in the beautiful 5 college area of New England
  • We share the common mission of practicing the highest quality of medicine, dentistry and surgery and making pets lives better

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time Managing DVM (Medical Director) position (35-40 hours/week). The Managing DVM is responsible for providing medical leadership in the hospital, managing associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing DVM is also responsible for the financial performance and general operations of the hospital under the guidance of Divisional Leadership. This position provides for regional growth opportunities within a supportive network of hospitals and offers above average compensation with a leadership focus.

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 in which applicant is to be employed.
  • 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. Strong teaching and mentorship skills.
  • 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.

Competitive Pay & Benefits include :

  • Paid Time Off
  • Employer Contribution to Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Continuing Education Budget
  • Paid Licensure (DEA, MA)
  • Production and Quarterly Bonus Opportunities
  • Paid Holidays Off
  • 401k Plan

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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States

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