Ridge Lake Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care for dogs, cats, birds, pocket pets and exotic animals. Our state of the art animal health care facility features modern exam rooms, a surgical suite, digital x-ray equipment including a digital dental x-ray machine, ultrasound, surgical and therapy lasers, a closely supervised hospitalization area, a well-stocked pharmacy, and indoor boarding kennels with a spacious outdoor walking area. We also offer a warm, comfortable, kid-friendly environment for clients as well. In addition to our first-rate veterinary care services, we are also very active in the community, participating in school career days, community pet health events, and reduced cost spay and neuter programs.
We are seeking a Full Time Lead Veterinarian to join our talented team of 3 Doctors at our AAHA accredited facility. We have a small, wonderful team at Ridge Lake, driven by the ability to add the personal touch within all of our services in a relaxed environment. We are located a mass transit ride away from Washington, DC but also close to the historic, rural Occoquan, which is known for its great restaurants, crafts and hometown atmosphere. Also, there are many specialists in the area that we are able to refer cases to as well as have specialists that come in to do surgery for us.
The Lead Veterinarian serves as the clinical leader of the Hospital. He or she is responsible for the ongoing evaluation and management of clinical practices as well as the delivery of patient care. The Lead Veterinarian works in partnership with the Practice Manager and CVP to ensure a high standard of medical case management and to provide an excellent experience for our clients and their pets, as well as carrying a clinical caseload similar to your hospital colleagues. By continuing the traditions of outstanding and compassionate care, the Lead Veterinarian will be instrumental in understanding and meeting the hospital’s financial goals.
As the Lead Veterinarian at Ridge Lake Animal Hospital, you will be working closely with the Practice Manager to support the needs and wants of the hospital. You will need to have an understanding of the strategic plan to be able to assist with managing and supporting the hospital’s financial goals (i.e. budgets, P&Ls, financial reports). In order to help run the hospital smoothly, you will need to be a part of the monthly lead doctor calls, as well as, attend the annual lead doctor meeting hosted by Community Veterinary Partners.
Current Virginia license
3+ years of leadership/management experience preferred
Excellent communication skills, both with clients and staff.
Ridge Lake Animal Hospital is open Monday through Saturday. This position includes a combination of days, evenings, nights and weekend shifts. We offer a competitive salary and eligibility for generous benefits including healthcare, vacation, continuing education allowance, disability, and 401k.
About Ridge Lake Animal Hospital
Ridge Lake Animal Hospital officially opened its doors in February of 1982. A few years later, in 1984, we became accredited by the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association. Over the years, we have worked hard to assemble a team of highly skilled, compassionate veterinary professionals, including doctors, veterinary technicians, assistants and a top-notch support staff. All of us share the same goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care, personal attention and exceptional service to each and every patient and client that we serve.
Our Mission is to recognize the value of the bond you have with your pet and your desire to keep him or her healthy and happy.