VCA Turco Animal Hospital in Westerly, Rhode Island, is seeking a highly experienced Veterinarian to lead—and grow—our well-established, 5-doctor practice as Medical Director.
Come and explore Westerly, RI which is home to a thriving downtown scene that is full of shopping, restaurants, and more. Sitting on the south shore of Rhode Island, the town of Westerly is a quiet residential community in the winter, swelling in the summer to accommodate tourists eager to explore the local beaches, Narragansett Bay and the Rhode Island Sound.
Turco Animal Hospital has an accomplished team who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care with exceptional client service. We're looking for a motivated leader who shares that commitment to excellence, as well as having the right combination of medical experience, organizational and management skills, and passion for the business of veterinary medicine.
This is an outstanding opportunity to continue practicing medicine while establishing the direction and medical quality of the hospital like an owner would, but without the risks of ownership. Plus, you’ll have the solid backing of experts in Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Payroll, and more, to help you succeed.
The Medical Director—under the guidance of the Regional Medical Director and field management team—ensures on a day-to-day basis that the hospital team carries out VCA’s promise to our clients: making their pet’s health our top priority and excellent service our goal. The Medical Director mentors the veterinary and technical staff and oversees the medical standards and profitable operations of the practice, in addition to educating clients on and striving to deliver the highest quality medical, surgical, dental and nutritional diagnostics, treatment, and preventative care to companion animals.
Skills and 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, especially to a diverse range of audiences and settings.
- The ability to make decisions, delegate responsibility and achieve results with hospital team members.
- Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a friendly, positive attitude.
- Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets.
- A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics, and to promoting attendance of continuing education events by both the Medical Director and Associate Veterinarians.
- Direct and develop the veterinary, technical and administrative staff towards the goal of quality patient care and excellent client service; assist in the formulation of objectives and policies to ensure efficient and profitable hospital operations.
- Oversee the hiring, reviewing, disciplining and terminating of professional staff, in accordance with and with the approval of the Regional Medical Director or Group Vice President.
- Review the P&L Report monthly and partner with the Hospital Manager to increase revenue and limit expenses; work with HM to prepare and submit the yearly budget (budget forecast, operating plan, cap-ex expenditures) and participate in the evaluation process with field management.
- Stay up-to-date with new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine, fulfill VCA requirements for attending local VCA Continuing Education meetings and complete at least 30 hours of accredited CE per calendar year.
- Model an “owner” mentality in hospital by demonstrating a willingness to assist all employees in making the practice a success; invest the necessary amount of time to accomplish the required responsibilities and ensure the smooth operation of the hospital.
- Develop a rapport with clients and determine their needs and wishes; perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort; recommend referral to another VCA doctor or specialist when this is likely to significantly improve the prognosis.
- Explain physical examination findings and communicate to the client a diagnosis of the pet’s problems; generate and present a treatment plan for the pet to the client; educate clients on preventative health care, including vaccines and appropriate nutritional products.
- Maintain client/patient medical/surgical records and make certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols; assist colleagues in follow-up and future management of the patient.
- Supervise the administration and case review of client medical complaints.
- Positively represent the hospital and VCA in the professional community and to the general public.
VCA rewards its team members with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
- Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
- Life and Long-Term Disability Coverage
- 401(k) retirement savings plan
- Continuing Education allowance
- Professional Liability Coverage
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