Friendship Hospital for Animals, in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, is seeking an associate or managing doctor to be an active part of our family and help lead our talented team of doctors and dedicated support staff. Established in 1997, we are an AAHA accredited, 4-doctor, small animal (and some exotics) practice that focuses on providing the highest standard of client and patient care. Our hospital specializes in comprehensive canine and feline dentistry, diagnostic excellence, innovative pain management, urgent care, hospitalization, laser therapy, surgical services, dental prophylaxis and surgery, diagnostic imaging and ultrasound, all with a Fear-Free focus for patients. If you value a challenging pace, building strong client relationships combined with a commitment to work/life balance, we may be exactly what you’re looking for.
We offer competitive pay with benefits including: medical insurance, 401k, opt-in options for life and disability, annual CE allowance, paid time off, uniform allowance, licensing and professional dues. We also have a great benefit program for our employee’s pets!
The Managing Doctor is responsible for providing medical leadership for the hospital, managing associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. The Managing Doctor is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are delivered.
In partnership with the Hospital Manger, the Managing Doctor is responsible for the financial performance and general operations of the hospital under the guidance of Divisional Leadership. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing Doctor are responsible for cultivating a supportive and collaborative team environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Advancing Medical Care
Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
Provides oversight and direction of medical standards, quality of care and inventory.
Establishes medical protocols.
Oversees transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor.
Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.
Leading Staff and Practice
Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for Doctors, and when appropriate general staff members.
Monitors Doctor performance and production.
Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
Participates in technician appraisals and medical counseling sessions.
Ensures all medical staff receive applicable training, including the mentoring of new graduates.
Supports the Hospital Manager with staff training programs and tracking CE and DVM licensure.
Drives revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses.
Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget and capital budget.
Monitors key financial reports.
Growing the Practice
Drives patient visits and encourages community involvement.
Embraces change and supports innovative programs within the hospital.
Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives.
Seeks out ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in Colorado, or obtainment of License by start date.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Delegates tasks and achieves results with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidentially and effectively.
Leads employees by coaching, correcting, developing and motivating them to achieve success.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
1 year minimum experience required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of Friendship Hospital and NVA to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.
About Friendship Hospital for Animals
Our Why: For the love of animals and the people who love them.
Our Mission: To improve the comfort and well-being of pets by providing progressive and compassionate care. We develop a community of animal hospitals and pet resorts that share knowledge to achieve sustainable growth.
Our Values: We value teamwork, integrity, service excellence, innovation and goal orientation.