Managing Veterinarian

Job Description

Job Description

Challenge yourself in this highly rewarding role by helping to expand the capacity and capabilities of our Veterinary team. Here at Family Pet Hospital we recognize that our team is the foundation of not just our business, but of our way of life. We have the opportunity to welcome a Managing Veterinarian who will join us in the next exciting phase of our journey. We offer a Generous Signing Bonus, Relocation Assistance and Comprehensive Compensation Package!

Our Culture: We have an inclusive, skilled and compassionate team of Client Care Representatives, Management, RVTs and diverse Veterinarians. At Family Pet we strive to provide a collaborative, supportive workplace with genuine clinical freedom. We are a motivated team with a strong focus on best practice, advanced education, commitment to our patients and their families, and supporting each other through teamwork and case collaboration.

Job Summary: The Managing Veterinarian is someone who is passionate about helping our team achieve their goals and fostering a culture of continual development and operational excellence. You will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and mentor our veterinary team by providing medical guidance for the hospital, managing associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine.

Managing Veterinarian will partner with the Hospital Manager and work as part of the leadership team to improve culture, work-life balance, operational efficiencies and job satisfaction among veterinary staff while striving to develop Family Pet Hospital as a centre of excellence for all doctors interested in emergency and critical care.

Skills and Basic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with license in good standing to practice in the province of Alberta.
  • 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.
  • Leads employees by coaching, correcting, developing, and motivating them to achieve success.
  • Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.

Our Location: Family Pet Hospital & 24 Hour Pet Emergency Centre is a centrally located state of the art facility. It is spacious and bright with an efficient layout; featuring – conference room, full staff lounge, 5 exam rooms, full in house diagnostic lab, endoscopy, two surgical suites, two dental suites, isolation ward, and opportunity for a full orthopedic suite including dedicated radiology.

You will also get to enjoy living in the hidden gem that is Lethbridge! Lethbridge is a well-developed, progressive, modern city that is large enough to have that big city feel with all the amenities and shops you would expect, yet is small enough that you aren’t stuck in traffic for hours. Included within the area you will find small cities, bedroom communities, US border and resort areas-Fernie, Canmore, Banff/Rocky Mountains, Waterton-that provide recreation and leisure. With paid vacation leave, you will have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy some downtime also.

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Our Compensation:

  • Attractive Salary + Production + Leadership Dues
  • Signing Bonus, Retention Bonus and Relocation Assistance
  • Health Benefits: medical/dental/disability
  • Paid professional liability insurance
  • Paid dues and memberships
  • Continuing Education-allowance and paid time off-to assist with your Career Growth
  • Flexible Paid Time Off: vacation, sick days, CE days
  • Employee Pet Discounts
  • Flexible Schedule with genuine commitment to maintaining work+life balance

In addition to the above, we are also happy to explore other compensation alternatives that may better suit your needs which we will be happy to discuss as our relationship progresses.

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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