Medical Director/Managing Veterinarian

Job Description

Job Description

Medical Director with buy-in/ownership share potential

Towne North Animal Hospital located in San Antonio, TX is looking for an experienced Veterinarian to join our practice as a Medical Director. Established in 1984, Towne North Animal Hospital is a progressive, well-equipped small animal hospital located in north central San Antonio, TX. We are a full service hospital with a high focus on dental care, pain management and preventative care. Our practice has a close relationship with a local specialty hospital for advanced work-ups and surgery, along with ultrasound and other diagnostics, when needed. We primarily treat dogs and cats, but would welcome a doctor that also had an interest in pocket pets! We’re lucky to have loyal clients who continually allow us to care for their pets and provide us referrals!

Our Ideal candidate has experience in a general practice setting and is confident in Medince, Surgery, and Dentistry. Experience as a Medical Director, Chief of Staff, Lead Veterinarian, or similar leadership role is highly preferred. For the right person, we are happy to discuss a significant sign-on package to include relocation assistance and even the potential for ownership shares.

Our practice has:

  • Idexx Procyte and Catalyst in house machines. Both Idexx and Antech available for clinical and pathology diagnostics.
  • Digital radiographs with Dragonfly software
  • Dentalaire dental unit with new Midmark dental x-ray unit
  • Anesthesia monitoring equipment
  • MLS Multiwave cold laser therapy unit
  • and More. V isit our Facebook page or our website at .

San Antonio has always been a big city with a small town feel! We enjoy many attractions such as the Riverwalk, the Alamo, Sea World, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. We have great shopping and dining experiences available across the city! San Antonio is an easy drive from the Texas Hill Country and the great beaches of our Texas coast!

Job Responsibilities/Summary

The Managing DVM 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 DVM is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine is delivered.

In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing DVM is responsible for the financial performance of the hospital, preparing operating and capital budgets, and meeting budget expectations. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing DVM are responsible for directing staff and the overall management of the practice, under the direction of NVA Divisional Leadership.

Advancing Medical Care
• Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, insuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
• Maintains and improves quality of medical and surgical procedures.
• Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
• Oversight and direction of medical standards and quality of care.
• Establishment of medical protocols.
• Recommendation of hospital inventory.
• Assure current licensure of all DVMs.
• Documents the required hours of continuing education credits per calendar year and CE completion.
• Oversees transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor.

Leading Staff and Practice
• Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for DVMs, and when appropriate general staff members.
• Monitors DVM performance and production.
• Prepares DVM work schedules.
• Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
• Participates in technician appraisal and counseling sessions by relaying appropriate information to the Hospital Manager.
• Partners with the Hospital Manager to make hiring and termination recommendations.
• Trains all medical staff, including the mentoring of new graduates.
• Supports the Hospital Manager in the development and delivery of staff training programs.
• Creates a positive work environment and works with the Hospital Manager to resolve staff problems, concerns, and conflicts.
• In partnership with the Hospital Manager, develops a workplace conductive to high employee morale, ensuring positive working relationships between clients, doctors and staff.
• Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.

Financial Responsibilities
• Responsible for the financial performance of the hospital including revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses.
• With the hospital team and supported by the Divisional Leadership, prepares an annual planning matrix, operating budget and capital budget.
• Takes ownership for the revenue and success of the practice by monitoring key financial reports.

Growing the Practice
• Partners with the Hospital Manager to drive patient visits and community involvement.
• Capable of championing change and driving innovative programs in the hospital.
• Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives
• In partnership with the Hospital Manager, continually looks for ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.

Skills and Basic Qualifications
• A 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
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics
• The ability to delegate responsibility and achieve results with hospital team members
• Capable of quality decision making
• The ability to coach, correct, develop, and motivate employees
• Demonstrates excellent time and task management
• Demonstrates professional and courteous presentation with staff and clients


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

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San Antonio, Texas, United States

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