Travis Country Veterinary Hospital in Austin, TX is looking for a Medical Director to join our growing team!
Travis Country Veterinary Hospital is a well-established, small animal practice serving our community in exciting Austin, TX! Our medicine and diagnostics are at the high level required of a modern facility and we treat clients and their pets as if they are part of our own family!
The staff goes by first names; our doctors don't wear white coats, and we believe in offering the best for our pets and clients. We offer an incredibly supportive team – we are a family!
What sets us apart?
Newly remodeled exam rooms and surgical suite
Loyal and established clientele (we have been around since 1970!)
Our team is Fear Free certified
We are equipped with dental and digital radiography, ultrasound, Bluetooth anesthesia monitoring, and Idexx referral lab
We offer 4 day flexible scheduling: Monday-Friday with rotating half days on Saturday
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
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
NVA is a leading global veterinary community of more than 1,400 veterinary hospitals and pet resorts united in the love of animals and the people who love them. Our animal care ecosystem spans the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Rooted in a culture of compassion, innovation and collaboration, NVA champions each hospital's unique culture and provides the support and opportunities veterinary teams need to deliver exceptional care to pets and their families.