Medical Director (Emergency Veterinarian) - Bowie, MD
Location: Bowie, Maryland
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 18567
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.
Compassion-First and NVA recognize that we share deep-rooted values and priorities. For years, our dedication to Specialty and Emergency medicine has been a common background.
Our groups have long shared the belief that the best patient care comes from championing hospitals in their local communities and supporting the practices and culture that have made them successful. We believe in empowering veterinarians and their teams with deeper resources so they can do more of what’s already working.
Combining our strengths gives us the opportunity to make a lasting and positive impact on the profession, our people, and the care of animals.
As one of the only dedicated Specialty and Emergency groups in the industry, NVA Compassion-First is the trusted partner of hospital teams who are looking for more—more resources to advance their medicine, a greater sense of belonging, and increased opportunities to care for their patients, clients and people.