Medical Director (Emergency Veterinarian) - Bowie, Maryland
Ethos Veterinary Health
Location: Bowie, Maryland
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 18567
NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health
Dogs and Cats Emergency & Specialty (DCES) is a specialty hospital and 24-hour emergency center providing advanced veterinary medical care to the DC Metropolitan Area since 2003. Our mission is to provide each pet with individualized, quality care through collaboration, education, integrity, and compassion. It is our vision that each team member will make a positive impact on every patient and family in need of our care.
Why choose DCES?
DCES is a joint-venture with NVA Compassion First, and provides eligible leaders a path to hospital ownership.
We pride ourselves on the exceptional experience we create for patients, clients, referral partners and employees.
You’ll join a professional and compassionate team that values a positive and healthy work environment focused on providing the best medicine.
We offer a competitive salary with the opportunity for a commission, sign-on bonus, and relocation stipend. In addition, non-owner Medical Directors are eligible for biannual bonuses based on hospital financial growth.
We offer a comprehensive total rewards and benefits package, including paid time off, health insurance, dental, vision, and 401K, plus reimbursement of license and professional association fees, and generous CE allowance.
The Medical Director has the responsibility of providing medical leadership for the hospital, managing associate and lead veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. They are 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.
Leadership Duties and Responsibilities:
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
Our Ideal Candidate:
Previous Lead Veterinarian, Medical Director, or other applicable leadership experience
Values integrity, exhibits superior communication, displays excellent client service and patient care
A collaborative leader who will match and embrace DCES’s culture
Location: Bowie, MD- within 30 minutes of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis
We are 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.