Medical Director (Emergency Veterinarian or Specialist)
Dogs and Cats Emergency & Specialty
Location: Bowie, Maryland
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 18567
Job Title: Medical Director
Location: Bowie, MD (within 30 minutes of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis)
At Dogs and Cats Emergency & Specialty, we cultivate an atmosphere of continuous learning, diversity, unity, and growth. Our culture is built on four foundational values: Compassion, Collaboration, Education, and Integrity. We strive to infuse these values into every aspect of our work, from our daily interactions with clients to the programs and initiatives we implement.
We take pride in being a teaching hospital and fostering the next generation of veterinary professionals. Externs and mentees are always welcome, and we seize every opportunity to facilitate learning and collaboration within our team.
What sets us apart is our unique multi-departmental structure. We house six specialty departments under one roof: Neurology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, and ER/ICU (Ophthalmology coming December 2023!). This structure facilitates exceptional cross-collaboration and learning, allowing for daily morning huddles with experts from different fields to make informed, comprehensive medical decisions for our patients. Instead of having to call a specialist for advice, you can simply walk down the hallway.
When it comes to wellness, we don't just talk the talk; we walk the walk. To promote well-being, we have instituted an active Wellness Program. Recognizing the unique mental health challenges of the veterinary profession, we also have a full-time, on-site veterinary social worker to support the needs of our team and clients.
Additionally, we understand the importance of celebration, recognition, and diversity, and these are key aspects of our culture. Our unique Reward Program serves to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our team, offering bespoke rewards that reflect their meaningful contributions. We also demonstrate our commitment to diversity and unity through monthly engagement activities, which serve as platforms to celebrate our diverse backgrounds, encourage personal growth, and create joyful and fun-filled spaces. This dedication to our team's well-being and continuous development nurtures a vibrant work environment, fostering a sense of value and inspiration in everyone, motivating them to always strive for their best.
To learn more about our team's dedication, our guiding mission, and the unique culture that defines us, click here: https://conta.cc/462sL4E
Role and Responsibilities:
Dogs and Cats Emergency & Specialty (DCES), a multi-specialty and emergency 24-hour hospital, is excited to invite applications for a full-time Medical Director. Our growing team seeks a collaborative, friendly, and compassionate professional to provide medical leadership for our hospital, manage associate and lead veterinarians, and assure regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. The Medical Director is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine is delivered to as many patients as possible in a way that is sustainable and efficient for our medical team. In partnership with the existing Hospital Leadership Team, the Medical Director is responsible for the financial performance of the hospital, preparing operating and capital budgets, as well as meeting budget expectations.
As Medical Director, specific responsibilities will include:
Advancing Medical Care
Oversees lead veterinarians, and supports them in oversight of surgical and medical cases for all doctors, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, timely completion of medical records, and outstanding client communication and education.
Answers client and referring doctor questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures, and provides thorough medical review as needed.
Provides oversight and direction of medical standards, quality of care, and inventory.
Establishes medical protocols.
Leading Clinical Staff and Practice
Lead the recruiting and interviewing process for doctors, and when appropriate, administrative team members.
Partner with doctors to set goals and monitors doctors’ performance and production.
Ensures appropriate onboarding of all new staff doctors and relief veterinarians, and provides mentorship as needed.
Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget, and capital budget.
Monitors key financial reports.
Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.
Growing the Practice
Drives patient visits and encourages community involvement to market the practice (lunch and learns, career days, etc.)
Embraces changes and supports innovative operational programs within the hospital
Seeks out opportunities for service line expansion that may improve practice growth
Qualifications and Skills:
The ideal candidate:
Has previous Lead Veterinarian, Medical Director, or other applicable leadership experience
Values integrity, exhibits superior communication, displays excellent client service and patient care
Is a collaborative leader who will match and embrace DCES’s culture
We understand that work-life balance is critical to your well-being. With this in consideration, we designed the schedule as follows:
4-day work week, with a minimum of 50% of time spent on administrative duties
Please note, this is a full-time position and further details on schedule expectations will be discussed during the interview process.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Short term and long-term disability insurance
Continuing education allowance
Mental health resources and Employee Assistance Program
Wellness Time Off
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are requested to send their resume and cover letter to email@example.com detailing their relevant experience and interest in the position.
Dogs and Cats Emergency & Specialty is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status (physical or mental), protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health
We are excited to announce Ethos Veterinary Health as our new name. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and legacy NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals. This powerful new community brings together a dynamic network of ~145 hospitals, an unmatched team of experts, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the animal health profession and better patient outcomes.
Our commitments to the industry, the profession, our teammates, and our patients, will not change, and in fact will be stronger than ever, as we forge new ground as this new dynamic community.
Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees. The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process. For positions based in Colorado, EVH provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.
Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.
Ethos Veterinary Health (“Ethos”) consists of over 145 world-class specialty and emergency hospitals dedicated to advancing animal health and providing exceptional, compassionate care. With a network of over 2,000 specialty and emergency caregivers, Ethos brings together an integrated community of expertise and collaboration enabling continuous growth and learning. As one of the largest veterinary specialty networks, Ethos takes a scientific, evidence-based approach to lead the advancement of cutting-edge medicine to extend and improve the lives of pets. For more information, visit www.ethosvet.com. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals.