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Veterinarian Medical Director


Position at Pacific Animal Hospital

Pacific Animal Hospital is hiring a practicing Medical Director!


The Medical Director is a key leader in the hospital who partners with the practice manager and hospital leadership team to effect positive change, growth and development of the hospital. They are influential in the vision and direction of the hospital, and are actively involved in fostering a positive culture, while ensuring high standards of patient and client care.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote the highest standards of medical care, and foster a collaborative, professional environment within the hospital
  • Work with the Practice Manager and Regional Support team to support the operational needs and financial goals of the hospital
  • Attend and participate in the hospital leadership planning meetings with completion of goals within assigned time frames
  • Attends current required Thrive Leadership and EQ courses within the first year of being Medical Director
  • Organize and attend monthly Doctor meetings. Oversee Doctor scheduling
  • Performance management of doctors, maintaining a regular cadence of one-on-one meetings to provide support, feedback and coaching. Targeted coaching and mentorship of new graduates.
  • Lead doctor recruiting efforts and ensure onboarding and integration of new doctors into the hospital
  • Policy and protocol development with focus on maintaining high standards of care in the hospital and optimizing workflow
  • Ensure compliance with the Thrive Controlled Drug Policy, state and federal controlled drug requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations and recommendations with support of the hospital safety committee
  • Monitor and oversee Doctor KPI's and financial data to achieve budget performance and goals in collaboration with the practice manager
  • Work to develop client relationships with the practice including handling complaint review and mitigation
  • Maintain excellent relationships with referring veterinarians with outreach and communication

Job Qualifications and Requirements

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent from accredited university with license to practice in the state of hospital location
  • Should have minimum of 3 years of practice experience
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills. Must possess sound medical reasoning skills and strong medical ethics.

About us:

Pacific Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited hospital located in Oceanside, California in beautiful northern San Diego County. Our well-equipped practice is fully computerized with digital standard and dental radiography, ultrasound, surgical laser, cold laser therapy, acupuncture and in-house labs. Our multi-doctor team provides quality care to both patients and clients and collaborative support to one another.

Thrive Pet Healthcare proudly offer exceptional benefits and relocation packages.

  • Competitive salary - No Negative Accrual
  • Medical Director stipend
  • Employer-sponsored 401(k) match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Employer-sponsored health savings account (HSA) match
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employer-sponsored life insurance, supplemental life and disability insurance
  • Legal & identity theft plans
  • Paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • 3 days of "purr-ental" leave when you adopt of new pet
  • Paid bereavement leave (one day of which can be used for loss of your beloved pet)
  • Veterinary-specific employee assistance program
  • Fertility/adoption/surrogacy support
  • A very generous veterinary service discount for your pets (Pet Perks)
  • An annual discretionary fund for Continuing Education
  • Paid time off for CE
  • Relocation package if applicable

Compensation negotiable based on credentials and experience with an annual salary starting at $120,000 - $150,000 per year. The actual salary offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all of our team members, pet parents and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feed empowered!

Let's chat! Contact Christina Ramirez at [email protected] to learn more!


Veterinarian Medical Director

Thrive Pet Healthcare
Oceanside, CA
Full Time
USD 57.69 - 72.11 per hour

Published on 05/11/2023

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