VCA Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency and Referral Center located in Kalamazoo, MI is seeking a highly experienced Veterinarian to lead our team as Medical Director!
This is an outstanding opportunity to continue practicing medicine while establishing the direction and medical quality of the hospital like an owner would, but without the risks of ownership. Our goal is to provide the most professional, compassionate care at the highest standards of veterinary medical care. Our goal is to always put our clients and patients first, and are looking for a Medical Director who supports that mission.
About the hospital:
We are the only 24/7 hospital in the Southwest Michigan area offering extensive urgent and critical care medicine, as well as surgical services. Our hospital is equipped with in house laboratory, digital radiography, CT, ultrasound and oxygen among other services.
We have a fantastic support team with tenured technicians and veterinary assistants.
About the area:
Situated halfway between Chicago and Detroit via I-94, and only 30 minutes from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, Kalamazoo is an ideal location. Kalamazoo is progressive and diverse. Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College both lend a vibrancy and cultural awareness to the community. Economically foundational businesses like Stryker, Pfizer and Zoetis keep the city financially stable. Kalamazoo offers outstanding educational scholarships for all children attending public school in the community. The Kalamazoo Promise https://www.kalamazoopromise.com provides free or highly subsidized tuition to many Michigan colleges and universities. Kalamazoo has locally sourced restaurants, breweries, festivals, and attractions all found in downtown Kalamazoo. You can even bring your bike and ride from downtown Kalamazoo to Lake Michigan, along the 35-mile Kal-Haven trail. For your four-legged friends, Kalamazoo offers multiple off-leash parks and pet friendly restaurants and attractions. And for those with families, there is a wealth of fun activities and places to explore!
The Medical Director (MD) under direction of the field management team, is responsible for establishing the medical quality and patient care practiced by all doctors in a given hospital. The MD achieves this through strong leadership and serving as a mentor and role model for the associate veterinarians and staff. A MD should demonstrate a strong work ethic, integrity, and a consistent positive attitude. The MD is also an integral part of the hospital management team responsible for the overall financial performance of the hospital, and helps create and drive the overall direction for the hospital that will achieve positive results. The MD also fulfills all of the duties of a staff veterinarian in addition to the specific responsibilities of Medical Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Well-developed interpersonal skills.
Ability to take information obtained from clients, staff, and other sources, discern that which is credible, and assess the hospital and/or a situation objectively.
Ability to multi-task and deal with high levels of stress in an environment of changing priorities.
Is able to take charge, initiate actions, hold people accountable, and delegate responsibilities in such a way as to achieve positive results.
Comfortably and confidently confronts difficult issues with co-workers and is a skilled communicator at multiple levels within VCA.
Is capable of, and willing to work the hours necessary to accomplish the required responsibilities and ensure the smooth operation of the hospital.
Education and Experience:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent from an accredited university.
Stays up to date with changes in veterinary medicine, fulfills VCA requirements for attending local VCA hosted CE, and completes a minimum of 30 hours of accredited CE per calendar year.
Maintains a current DEA license
We are able to expand this unique position to specialties in the field of critical care, internal medicine, or neurology although other specialties would be considered.
Benefits of joining VCA:
Competitive salary plus bonus potential.
Medical, Dental & Vision insurance.
Generous CE allowance.
Opportunity to teach and mentor.
Life and Long Term Disability insurance
Professional Liability coverage.
Network of 3,800+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists.
Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.
WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff.
Robust Clinical Studies program.
Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities.