Family Pet Hospital & 24 Hour Pet Emergency Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta is seeking an enthusiastic Managing Veterinarian to join our dynamic team! Offering a Signing Bonus for the right candidate!
Our clinic family seeks to support our clients with a team approach to medicine. We have a strong support staff and are fortunate to be staffed with skilled doctors who are devoted to providing high-quality emergency medicine. As a progressive fast paced emergency hospital we are able to coordinate unique mentorship opportunities allowing diversity of caseload, flexible scheduling, and great work-life balance in environments that foster growth, dedication and collaboration for continued learning.
About the Hospital: Our centrally located state of the art facility is modern with an efficient layout—conference room, full staff lounge, 5 exams rooms, full in-house diagnostic lab, two surgical suites, two dental suites, isolation ward, and opportunity for orthopedic surgery. Diagnostic imaging includes:
Digital Dental Radiography
Full Body X-Rays
The ideal candidate will have a great attitude, excellent client and staff communication skills and be able to work well within a fast paced team environment. Our competitive compensation package includes: medical/dental/disability/dues and memberships with CE allowances, flexible vacation, PTO options & additional perks!
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.
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.
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.
Internal Number: 3924
About National Veterinary Associates (NVA)
To improve the comfort and well-being of pets by providing progressive and compassionate care. We develop a community of animal hospitals and pet resorts that share knowledge to achieve sustainable growth.