•$5000 Sign-on bonus and $1000 relocation bonus to be paid on start date
•12 days paid time off (PTO) per year
•Paid holidays, as designated by FCNMHP, when they fall on an employee's regularly scheduled workday
•Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) offered as per our employee policies
•Reimbursement for AVMA membership, Liability Insurance, DEA license, and State Veterinary License.
•Allowance of up to three paid days and reimbursement of up to $2000 per year to attend CE.
•401K and 4% matching
•PSLF Student loan forgiveness
DVM or equivalent
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Director of Professional Development
First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) is hiring a Director of Professional Development to support our growing capacity as a teaching facility and to assist in expanding our mission by sharing the best Access to Care practices. FCNMHP is a busy, high-volume, non-profit Access to Veterinary Care and HQHVSN organization with two locations on Florida's First Coast in Jacksonville. We are growing rapidly and continue to see increased demand for our services. This new opening for a Director of Professional Development was created to guide our veterinary team at our full-service veterinary hospital and teaching facility along with our HQHVSN center. We are not a shelter nor a private practice but a unique hybrid with the goal of making veterinary care accessible to all in the most practical and elevated way we can. Many of our patients are directed to our hospital to avoid relinquishing their pets or having to consider euthanasia for financial reasons. We provide wellness care, urgent and emergency care, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and limited orthopedics, along with full-service diagnostics, including bloodwork, ultrasound, and digital radiology. Due to the increasing need for teaching support, this role will focus on the training, support, and nurturing of new and early career veterinarians along with veterinary school internship and externship candidates.
Purpose of the position:
The Director of Professional Development will provide support and mentorship as a clinical veterinarian and leader in our access to veterinary care programs. FCNMHP is both a teaching hospital and a charitable care-supported, full-service veterinary clinic that sees preventative medicine, vaccine clinics, urgent care, and emergency caseloads. We focus our work and teaching on those in underserved communities through practicing incremental and practical medicine.
The Director of Professional Development will be responsible for working under the guidance of our Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to lead the hospital, provide mentorship to veterinarians, veterinary college interns, and externs, assist in scheduling and recruitment as well as participate in outreach opportunities for students and veterinarians alike. Through valuable partners who share our focus on Access to Veterinary Care (PetSmart Charities, ASPCA, etc), the Director of Professional Development will utilize meetings, roundtables, and other resource opportunities to expand FCNMHP's impact on the establishment of accessible and practical veterinary care across the country.
Support and guide FCNMHP veterinarians, veterinary school externs, and interns through teaching and mentoring to ensure the delivery of quality, accessible veterinary care.
Support veterinarians including international veterinarians and students in their essential communication with clients concerning access to care and the quality of life for pets.
Supports veterinarians and students to have a valuable impact on underserved clients and pets while facilitating maximum utilization of FCNMHP Wellness Services (including but not limited to: Veterinary Social Worker, psychology support services and health coaching) by staff and clients.
Assist the CMO in evaluating workflow and existing procedures, establishing medical and surgical protocols, expanding our resource library and enhancing current guidelines.
Assist the CMO in the scheduling of veterinarians, externs, and visiting students.
Participate in on- and off-site recruitment activities and networking events with universities as local veterinary practices.
Implement and support on-site CE opportunities
Function as an experienced AVC clinician on the floor seeing appointments and doing surgery when training and support are not fully utilized.
Support quality and concise medical record-keeping and controlled drug recording in accordance with veterinary medical regulations and statutes.
Perform efficient and quality physical exams and diagnostics for wellness, urgent care, and emergency patients in line with current AVC standards.
Doctorate in Veterinary medicine
Experience: at least 5 years of clinical and or surgical experience post-graduation
Current or eligible to obtain a Florida veterinary license
Current or ability to obtain a DEA license
Experience practicing incremental veterinary medicine along with an Access to Care model for underserved clients
Experience as a teacher or mentor of veterinary professionals or students
The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) is to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to all as we save lives by keeping dogs and cats in homes and out of shelters, provide low-cost spay/neuter services with emphasis on feral/community cats, and deliver a broad range of related programs and services. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our multifaceted approach to pet overpopulation includes high quality, low- cost veterinary services, free and low-cost spay/neuter, adoption initiatives, and innovative pet retention services. Our services are comprehensive, and we are committed to reaching those who need our assistance.