Looking to manage a veterinary team dedicated to Fear-Free patient care, client compassion, and community service? Want to work for an organization that values employees as its top asset? Have a CVPM and want to utilize your skills to the fullest? Are you an outdoor enthusiast that would love easy access to the mountains, rivers and ocean on your days off? If you answered yes to these questions, we may have exactly what you’re looking for:
The Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1979 and is located in Bellingham, WA, voted one of the most livable small cities in the United States by Outdoor Magazine. Bellingham is located along the salt waters of Puget Sound within easy reach of Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Mount Baker and Whistler ski resorts, the San Juan Islands and 3 National Parks. Our community is home to Western Washington University, bringing vibrant arts and culture to the downtown area.
We have an opening for a Hospital Administrator in a well-established, non-corporate, 6 DVM practice with 21 support staff. Current CVPM is switching career paths which presents an exciting opportunity for a new candidate. During their 10 year tenure they established an amazing employee culture and nurtured an exceptional team which has led to this hospital being well respected in the community. You will provide direct oversight of all hospital management to include: budgeting, AR/AP, human resources, training, marketing, long-term planning, monthly progress reports, purchasing, inventory control, IT management…and much more. This position has direct support from a manager-in-training who will help your integration into our hospital systems and share management responsibilities. Position can be 60-100% FTE based on your goals and is a perfect fit for individuals that wish to balance raising a family and growing a career. We also have a local manager’s group that meets once monthly and is supported by vendor reps.
Here is what we seek from you:
Educational Requirement- BS, BA or greater.
Minimum 5-7 years direct hospital management experience.
CVPM certification given preferential consideration.
Fear Free principles of care are a must. (Fear Free certification paid for new hire)
EMR experience and computer savvy. (We are paperless).
Strong communication skills, soft-skills, and enjoyment of client/staff
Team approach to care and desire to utilize support staff to the fullest.
Proficient with QuickBooks, Word, Excel.
Familiar with P&L statement, budgeting, project management.
Strong leadership and conflict resolution skills.
Here is what we offer in return:
Competitive salary commensurate with VHMA compensation surveys, pro-rated based on FTE level.
100% premium paid health insurance.
VHMA dues and CVPM renewal fees.
$1500 yearly CE which may be aggregated over 2 years.
Generous PTO (Paid Time Off) to pursue your life adventures.
Vanguard Simple IRA Retirement plan with 3% match.
If all this is sounding good then go ahead and forward your resume and professional references to the interim practice manager, Dani DeVries. Supporting letters of recommendation praising your skills are always great, so be sure to include them.
About Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital
Located in Bellingham, WA, Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital is proud to be a member of the Fairhaven neighborhood since 1979, providing full service veterinary care and referrals to the wonderful communities throughout Whatcom and Skagit county. We are firmly committed to providing compassionate, professional and individually tailored care for all of our patients. It is our belief that the wellness and healing of a family pet is best done through a cooperative approach between owner, veterinarian, support staff and, most importantly, the patient. Together we can provide veterinary services that ensure wagging tails and purrs of delight for our four-legged family members for years to come.