Ferry Farm Animal Clinic in Fredericksburg, VA is seeking a Medical Director to join our team.
We are a busy 4 doctor/2LVT small animal practice that has been a stable part of the Fredericksburg community since the early 1980’s. You will enjoy a lot of collaboration on our team. Our doctors and technicians have differing backgrounds and levels of experience and we are looking to both teach and learn from each other. We strive to provide high quality medicine and surgery along with exceptional personalized client service and compassionate patient care. We focus on individualized patient needs and strive to exceed the expectations of every client that we serve. More about us:
6 exam rooms
Fully equipped surgical suite with 2 surgical tables
Good work-life balance and manageable workload! We are open from 8 am-6 pm (Mon-Fri) with patient appointment times from 9am-12pm, and from 3pm -6pm. Saturday hours are from 8a-12pm. Our fulltime Veterinarians typically work a 4 day work week plus every other Saturday.
We are a busy hospital and almost always have a full day of patients, which is approximately 20-25 patients at 15 or 30 minute blocks. We prefer appointments but do see the occasional walk-in/urgent appointment and also offer drop off appointments. With our patient volumes, a new doctor will easily be able to build their clientele.
The Managing DVM 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 DVM is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine is delivered.
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing DVM is responsible for the financial performance of the hospital, preparing operating and capital budgets, and meeting budget expectations. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing DVM are responsible for directing staff and the overall management of the practice, under the direction of NVA Divisional Leadership.
Advancing Medical Care
Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, insuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
Maintains and improves the quality of medical and surgical procedures.
Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
Oversight and direction of medical standards and quality of care.
Establishment of medical protocols.
Recommendation of hospital inventory.
Assure current licensure of all DVMs.
Documents the required hours of continuing education credits per calendar year and CE completion.
Oversees the transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor.
Leading Staff and Practice
Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for DVMs, and when appropriate general staff members.
Monitors DVM performance and production.
Prepares DVM work schedules.
Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
Participates in technician appraisal and counseling sessions by relaying appropriate information to the Hospital Manager.
Partners with the Hospital Manager to make hiring and termination recommendations.
Trains all medical staff, including the mentoring of new graduates.
Supports the Hospital Manager in the development and delivery of staff training programs.
Creates a positive work environment and works with the Hospital Manager to resolve staff problems, concerns, and conflicts.
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, develops a workplace conducive to high employee morale, ensuring positive working relationships between clients, doctors and staff.
Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.
Responsible for the financial performance of the hospital including revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses.
With the hospital team and supported by the Divisional Leadership, prepares an annual planning matrix, operating budget and capital budget.
Takes ownership for the revenue and success of the practice by monitoring key financial reports.
Growing the Practice
Partners with the Hospital Manager to drive patient visits and community involvement.
Capable of championing change and driving innovative programs in the hospital.
Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, continually looks for ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics
The ability to delegate responsibility and achieve results with hospital team members
Capable of quality decision making
The ability to coach, correct, develop and motivate employees
Demonstrates excellent time and task management
Demonstrates professional and courteous presentation with staff and clients
About the area:
Fredericksburg is perfectly situated between Richmond and Washington D.C. Just a quick 45-minute drive to either area means a quick day or weekend trip to enjoy the amenities of the bigger cities. However, there is still plenty to do in our growing Fredericksburg community! Museums, battlefields, and architecture celebrating American History all the way back to the early settlers of America. Outdoor activities, water fun on the Rappahannock River, craft breweries, antique shops, and unique restaurants are abundant. https://www.virginia.org/cities/Fredericksburg/
Competitive Compensation Package and Benefits
Paid Time Off for Vacation/Sick
Annual CE Funds and Time Off
Licensure, DEA, professional membership reimbursement
Internal Number: 5735
About Ferry Farm Animal Clinic
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.