Assoicate Veterinarian (Leadership Potential) - Keller Lake Animal Hospital
Lakefield Veterinary Group
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: Keller Lake
Associate with Leadership PotentialPosition Open – Keller Lake Animal Hospital, Minnesota
Are you a leader in your clinic and ready to take your career to the next level?
Do you recognize Lakefield Veterinary Group as the right place to go to that next level?
If you answered yes to both questions, then consider the following opening:
Keller Lake Animal Hospital (https://kellerlake.com/) is seeking a motivated, team oriented full-time DVM to lead our team as Medical Director and continue to help our amazing practice grow. We are an AAHA-accredited, dog and cat-exclusive companion animal practice just east of the Twin Cities in beautiful Minnesota. Our clinic has been a part of the community since 1990. We focus on offering individualized care for each patient in as stress-free a manner as possible, making sure we take the time to address all our client’s concerns. We are well staffed, well equipped and offer a well-rounded array of services.
3 reasons to consider Keller Lake Animal Hospital from our incumbent Medical Director, Dr. Melissa DeWoskin
Our clients LOVE us! Read our reviews! We receive so many gifts of food and treats during the holidays, it is a good thing we wear scrubs. My team works so hard to take good care of our clients and our patients, and it shows!
Is Flexible Scheduling important to you? We work hard to accommodate busy schedules. Four longer days, or 5 shorts days, we have a position that will meet your needs. Did I mention no evenings? And no weekends? Gosh those Saturday hours really take the fun and relaxation out of a weekend. Not for our team!
Our team enjoys each other’s company SO much that I often must ask them to tone down the revelry. For real! It is because we are united behind the common goal of work-life balance, fun, respect, and giving all, we can for our clients and patients.
You already know about the benefits available to Lakefield Employees, so below is a bit more information about the role our Medical Directors play in our clinics. If you are interested, our regional leadership will discuss the pay structure with you. Simply reach out to Jareema Donaldson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or want more information.
Medical Director General Description:
The Medical Director (MD)'s primary responsibility is to ensure the hospital offers the highest quality veterinary care and customer service. Medical Directors are also responsible for driving the vision of the practice and working collaboratively with the Hospital Administrator (HA) to create and support a highly functional team and a positive work environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive the delivery of high-quality veterinary care
Maintain medical records according to LVG (Lakefield Veterinary Group) Medical Record Requirements and perform regular chart audits on all associate DVM’s medical records
Promote and drive high standards of care using the following as guidelines:
American Animal Hospital Accreditation (AAHA) Standards
Lakefield Veterinary Group Medical Advisory Board recommendations
Abide by the state practice act and any laws that pertain to practicing veterinary medicine and veterinary medical facilities in Minnesota
Address adverse medical events and respond appropriately
Maintain controlled substances in accordance with DEA requirements and Lakefield Controlled Substance Protocol
Work with the HA to develop training protocols for support staff
Develop written guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the hospital
Participate in recruiting and hiring doctors as well as key support staff
Mentor associate doctors in medical skills, surgical skills, finance, communication, and client relations
Work with associate doctors on their career pathway, regarding CE and specific training, considering both their interests and your hospital's goals
Performance Reviews: Provide real time feedback to all team members to encourage, engage and empower them to improve their performance
Provide annual reviews in alignment with anniversary date of employment
Work in concert with the Hospital Administrator, the Regional Director of Operations, and the Regional Medical Director to set financial goals and strive to meet or exceed them
Participate in the annual budget process
Participate in monthly Leadership meetings with the Lakefield Regional Director of Operations and Regional Medical Director, quarterly HA/MD Regional meetings, and the Lakefield Annual Conference.
Assist the HA with client communication and conflict resolution related to veterinary care and team leadership
Ensure the facilities and equipment are well maintained
Strive to build and maintain an excellent reputation in the community promoting the practice and encouraging participation in community events
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrate effective leadership skills of delegation, organization, and coordination of hospital team
Demonstrate excellent analytical skills
Demonstrate excellent written/oral skills
Possess interpersonal/listening skills to interact effectively with individuals of all backgrounds, experience, and educational levels
Ability to coach, mentor, and encourage the team to deliver consistent, high-quality medicine, customer service, and patient care
Our partnership with Lakefield Veterinary Group is a long-term relationship dedicated to compassionate veterinary care. We are building communities of talented and like-minded veterinarians that will embody our core values of Respect, Wow Service, Learning, Fun, and will always Do the Right Thing. There is no greater reward than strengthening the human/pet bond. It is our responsibility to go beyond the borders of our local legacy and provide expert level veterinary medicine to pets all over the world during our annual trip with World Vets. We invite you to come experience the Lakefield family.