University West Pet Clinic in Clive, Iowa is seeking a Managing Veterinarian to join our team.
University West Pet Clinics is a well-established full service veterinary hospital in the Des Moines metro area. University West was established in 1976, and is a 4500-sq. ft. hospital that was extensively remodeled in 2006.
We are fully staffed with excellent technicians and support staff that provide a busy, fast paced, congenial work environment. We strive to provide quality and compassionate care to our patients. Strong communication is essential. Our clientele is diverse and expect the best quality medicine and surgery available. Candidate shall practice high quality medicine while possessing a strong desire to learn and perform surgeries ranging from spays and neuters to orthopedics and soft tissue surgeries of all types.
About our Hospitals
Full service hospitals with 4 exam rooms, dedicated surgery suites, large well equipped treatment areas, as well as grooming and boarding areas.
Fully equipped in house laboratory with IDEXX chemistry and blood analyzers.
Digital Radiology, ultrasound
Companion laser therapy unit
Dental services: Dental exams, Dental Radiographs, cleaning, polishing and extractions
Two emergency/Specialty Practices in area to refer to
Iowa State University small animal hospital 40 miles away in Ames
Expansive In-house pharmacy as well as several compounding pharmacies in area
Senior doctors very willing to share wide breadth of experience
Senior doctors and management very open to and willing to try new advances in surgery and medicine.
About Des Moines
Des Moines is in central Iowa and is the capital city for the state. The Des Moines metro area has a population of an estimated 611,000 people and is the fastest growing area of the state. The area offers all of the amenities of a larger metropolitan area including restaurants and entertainment, along with core Midwestern values, and affordable cost of living. In 2017 Des Moines ranked 9th in US News & World Report 100 best places to live in the USA.
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.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Internal Number: 3705
About University West Pet Clinic
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.