Vacaville Animal Care Center is looking for a Managing Veterinarian to join our practice!
Vacaville Animal Care Center is located in Vacaville, CA, about half way between Sacramento and San Francisco. Vacaville (pop 100,000) has a small town feel to it, and we provide primary care, limited emergency service, and referral services here as well as drawing clients from Dixon, Winters, Fairfield and Travis Air Force Base.
Highly regarded, well established practice (since 1955) with three exam rooms, surgery suite, treatment, three wards including isolation, main, and multipurpose areas.
In house lab, including Heska chem system, two microscopes, 3 centrifuges, experienced techs for urinalysis or various ELISA/Snap tests. Also good relationship with external full service clinical and pathology lab.
Eklin direct digital X-ray unit, accessible from all exam rooms as well as the main 30” monitor.
Aloka color flow ultrasound, and experience with it.
Isoflurane anesthesia machines, as well as multifunction monitoring equipment (ProPaq and BioNet).
Elman electrosurgical unit, SurgiTel operating loupe, wide suture selection, Dentalair 3handpiece dental unit as well as ultrasonic cleaning unit.
Well stocked pharmacy.
Extensive, current in house reference library (approx. 125 volumes) as well as VIN.
AVImark software management system with high quality support.
4-DVM practice seeing primarily dogs and cats, but also proficient in small mammals.
The Managing Veterinarian 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 Veterinarian is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are delivered.
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing Veterinarian 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 Veterinarian 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 appraisal 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/VMD 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/VMD) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed
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 confidently 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
About Dublin, CA: Dublin is a suburban city in the Tri-Valley Area. Gracing 14 square miles, Dublin is a mixture of rolling hills and scenic flatlands, with extraordinary vistas of Mt. Diablo, Donlon Point, and Dublin Hills Open Space. Only 35 miles east of downtown San Francisco, 23 miles east of downtown Oakland, and 31 miles north of downtown San Jose, Dublin is centrally located making it easy to hop on BART or drive on the 580/680 interstates to any destination in the Bay Area. There something for everyone in Dublin with restaurants, numerous attractions and a vibrant downtown that offers cruising, shopping, farmers market, arts and entertainment. A quick 20 minute drive and you can access Livermore's high-end outlet center for all your shopping pleasures or even go wine tasting in the many Wineries here in Northern California. Dublin has all the amenities of a larger city, but with a small town quaintness.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company 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.