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Medical Director at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson in Arizona

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
Jan 27, 2022

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Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson is seeking a Medical Director to lead a phenomenal team of specialists, ER veterinarians and support staff.

VSCOT is a busy Emergency and Specialty hospital which consists of specialists in surgery, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, emergency/critical care, dermatology, and radiology in an award-winning, 32,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Our specialists and emergency doctors take a “one hospital” approach together with our experienced administrative and technical staff to provide the highest quality compassionate health care and service to our patients, pet owners, and referring veterinarians.

Qualities & Qualifications of our Ideal Candidate:

  • Diplomat of any specialty or an experienced emergency veterinarian with a strong leadership track record
  • Leads with a positive, resilient attitude and effectively coaches the same in others
  • Enjoys problem solving; takes a diplomatic approach
  • Communicates effectively and compassionately with clients, staff and referring veterinarians

Key Position Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Regional Manager of Operations, Chief Medical Officer and Hospital Manager to develop a vision and goals for the future of the hospital and a plan to achieve those goals
  • Work closely with Hospital Manager to make day-to-day management decisions.  Set policies such as record keeping, controlled drug handling, infection control, etc.
  • Collaborate with DVM and technical leadership team to set policies, oversee and give directives regarding medical standards and quality of care for specialty and emergency services
  • Maintain a clinical role as a specialist or an emergency clinician (ample administrative time will be provided)
  • Spearhead the development and maintenance of interdepartmental communication systems and protocols to improve handling of patients between departments (transfers, after hour consults/services and rounds)
  • Conduct regular, effective hospital meetings
  • Review patient records for completeness and accuracy and use as a tool to promote medical excellence and conduct periodic morbidity and mortality rounds 
  • Manage veterinarian (internal and external), client and board complaints; recommend resolutions.  Provide routine staff coaching on conflict resolution.
  • Coordinate relief and employee doctor coverage with Hospital Manager to ensure the hospital has coverage at all times.
  • Monitor DVM performance and production, provide coaching, when appropriate, in combination with support from the Regional Manager and Chief Medical Officer
  • Network with other Medical Directors in the PetVet Network.
  • Take a lead role in interviewing and onboarding veterinary candidates.  Ensure the process allows for success for new veterinarians in the practice.  Routinely encourage relief and employee referrals from current employees
  • Help identify and plan for upcoming challenges in maintaining hospital operations (upcoming maternity leaves, loss of a specialist) and assist with identification of possible temporary solutions (locum)
  • Ensure that there is an ongoing outreach to local veterinarians through periodic continuing education offered by the doctors at VSCOT.
  • Collaborate with Intern Coordinator and Practice manager to facilitate a successful rotating internship program, clinical rotations with The University of Arizona and Midwestern veterinary schools.
  • Collaborate with willing specialists to develop specialty specific internships and residencies

Tucson, Arizona is a thriving city of over one million people offering an outdoor friendly year round climate with unique geographical characteristics.  It is surrounded by mountains which makes outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, biking, and horseback riding accessible right outside your door. In addition, Tucson is a short 5 hour drive from the beaches of San Diego and less than 4 hours from a snowy getaway in the winter to Flagstaff where you can enjoy plenty of winter activities. Tucson also hosts an array of cultural activities year round, such as street fairs, symphonies, ballets, and is a culinary and craft beer hotspot. Tucson also has 3 of the country’s top rated high schools and is a great place to raise a family.

Compensation Package:

  • Investment opportunity in one of the largest veterinary practice management groups in the U.S.
  • Base salary and production rate commensurate with experience and specialty
  • Competitive Medical Director stipend
  • High-quality, full benefits package  
  • Complete relocation reimbursement 

For a confidential conversation about this Opportunity with PetVet Care Centers’ Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, please contact Dr. Meredith Robbins at  or apply here.

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