The Medical Director is responsible for setting the highest standard of care and working with doctor teams to achieve that standard. Regional Medical Directors team with Regional Operations Director to develop the team, drive the hospitals towards best practices and lead them to pursue excellence in client and patient care. This position territory will initially cover location in Dallas Fort Worth, and potentially Kansas and Oklahoma.
The major functions of the role are as follows:
Develop strong working relationships with Regional Operations Director(s), veterinary teams and hospital managers to drive hospitals to greater continuity, teamwork and best practices.
Work with doctors to set development plans and conduct formal annual reviews. Conduct frequent evaluations in areas of need to support a doctor through a development plan.
Encourage hospital doctors to develop and coach paraprofessional staff to be highly competent and efficient teams.
Recruit and onboard new veterinarians to ensure fully staffed hospital teams.
Develop veterinary leaders and mentors within each hospital.
Work with hospital doctor teams to evaluate skill level, strengths, and opportunities in:
1) Medical proficiency
2) Surgical proficiency
3) Client communication
4) Medical charting
5) Charging for services
Conduct quarterly one-on-one meetings with DVMs to review individual production
Participate in monthly doctor meetings with individual hospital teams to discuss best practices, hospital workflows and any changes required to achieve the SVP standard of care.
Work with doctor teams to make decisions regarding medicines stocked in the hospital and recommended to clients.
Ensure doctors hold themselves accountable to SVP standard of patient care.
Hold self to highest standard by attending 30-40 hours of CE annually.
Supervise the intern and extern programs to ensure a positive experience for students
Represent SVP at the Veterinary Colleges in their geography
Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal and DEA regulations
Collaborate with Regional Operations Director and Doctor team to prioritize medical equipment and other capital expense needs
Assist Regional Operations Directors in resolving doctor scheduling conflicts
Perform other duties assigned.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited university
Exceptional written and oral presentation skills; ability to present concisely and with detail.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data.
Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
Southern Veterinary Partners is an exciting, rapidly growing company dedicated to improving lives through personalized care. This serves the foundation for every decision that we make from striving to exceptional client service to having the best people, processes, knowledge and tools that allow us to be better today than we were yesterday. As part of the SVP team, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of our organization.
Our team’s continuous dedication has rewarded us with remarkable growth, and Southern Veterinary Partners now employs more than 8,000 employees nationwide. The organization’s success has not gone unnoticed, landing us recognition as #19 on Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces” list in 2022. Additionally, we have ranked among Inc. 5000’s List of "Fastest Growing Companies in America" (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022) and the Birmingham Business Journal's "FastTrack 30" of the Fastest Growing Companies in Birmingham (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021).
As a full-time SVP team member, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits to include: Health Care Plan (medical, dental & vision), Retirement Plan to ensure your future self is covered too, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off (vacation & public holidays) because we work hard and play hard, Telemedicine for when life throws you lemons, Short-Term Disability for when life throws you more lemons, Discounted Veterinary Care for your four-legged family members, and more! Our growth makes every day exciting, allowing you to make a tangible and valuable impact on the business of over 350 veterinary hospitals.