Petco is seeking a Director of Veterinary Medicine to promote the company initiative that ‘Animals Come First’ through the immediate and effective resolution of animal issues as they arise. This position will develop and implement long-term measures to improve animal care and management through effective education of partners and customers. The purpose of this position is to improve the quality of animals arriving at stores, enhance and maintain animal health conditions while at the stores, and improve customer satisfaction with animals and supplies post sale.
Excellent Benefits including:
Competitive salary plus bonus
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
Paid Parental Leave
Generous vacation allowance
Petco Store and Hospital Discount
Job Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Partner with CMO to develop and implement vendor certification program including feasibility assessment, site visits, training of auditors, and working with vendors to direct corrective actions.
Provide direction to Performance and Learning with the development and implementation of partner Training initiatives and materials as they pertain to animal health and care issues, including evaluating the results of training programs and recommending future enhancements.
Assist operations through store visits and infrastructure assessment by providing regular review and evaluation of care sheets, training materials, Policies & Procedures and Planograms pertaining to animal care and presentation.
Act as advisor to management regarding ways to identify and comply with laws. Assist in the development and maintenance of animal care sheets and act as liaison between stores and Animal Control or Public Health officials.
Identify recurring animal issues and develop and implement long-term solutions through the use of animal incident reports, visitation reports, and working with vendors and corporate departments.
Requirements and Licensure include but not limited to:
Must be a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with accreditation in the United States
A minimum of 3 years experience practicing veterinary medicine is required including experience and/or advanced training in the care and treatment of small non-traditional mammals, reptiles, avian and aquatic life
A Master of Public Health or experience with public health and zoonotic diseases is desired
Two or more years’ experience or training in business management or economics is preferred
Position location: San Diego, CA but open to San Antonio, TX
Learn more about Petco:
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that obsesses about delivering health and happy experiences for pets and the people who love them. We do this by providing the products, services, education and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy.
Everything we do is guided by our vision:
Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World.
The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $200 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.
If interested in learning more, please email: Lindsay.Cropper@Petco.com
“Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.”
About Petco Animal Supplies, Inc
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that obsesses about delivering health and happy experiences for pets and the people who love them. We do this by providing the products, services, education and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision:Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World.