Medical Director in San Diego, CA

San Diego, California
Highly competitive salary
Sep 07, 2021
Dec 06, 2021
Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Manager / Director
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Private Practice

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego (VSHSD) is seeking a Medical Director to join our well established, 24-hour, emergency and specialty referral hospital in San Diego.

We are seeking an individual who is intrigued by challenge and positive change for the hospital team.

The Medical Director will be a practicing clinician (estimate 50% clinical time) alongside the rest of the VSHSD clinical team and will be expected to lead by example in maintaining a positive and calm demeanor in all situations. The Medical Director will work in collaboration with the Hospital Director and three Associate Medical Directors to drive progressive development of the entire hospital team and continuous improvement of patient services. We seek an individual with high emotional intelligence, innate leadership talent, and an ability to inspire others to persevere in the face of any challenge.  The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of the balance of behaviors required to support people, patients, and hospital operations.  Success in the role will require a strong ability to listen, confidence in decision making, and a mindset of excellence in specialty medicine.

Our highly skilled and motivated veterinary team works as a collaborative and collegial group to provide optimal care to our patients and their owners.  Specialty interests, both in clinical practice and in research, are supported and encouraged. We have a very active teaching program for externs, rotating interns, specialty interns, and residents.

We offer a competitive benefits packages, compensation and desirable work schedules. Interested applicants should be highly motivated to provide the highest quality patient and client care in a seamless environment. 

VSHSD is a 24-hour state of the art emergency and specialty hospital in San Diego County. Specialties include Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Cardiology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care.

 VSHSD is part of the Ethos Veterinary Health network of hospitals, providing our clinicians the opportunity to be part of a larger network of hospitals, but still maintain our distinctive identity. The focus of Ethos is on advancing veterinary medicine, along with providing high quality, compassionate care, which improves the lives of patients and their human companions. Our advancements center around three main areas: Transformative Science, Knowledge and Collaboration.

Interested candidates can send their CV to Jill Taylor, Veterinary Talent Acquisition Specialist,