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Veterinarian - Specialty Medical Director - San Francisco Bay Area or Santa Barbara, CA

SAGE Veterinary Centers
San Francisco Bay Area or Santa Barbara, CA
Base + production percentage
Closing date
Dec 30, 2021

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Grow as a Leader - SAGE seeks Specialty Medical Directors for our San Francisco & Santa Barbara Hospitals!


Who we are:

SAGE Veterinary Centers is a community of hospitals known for excellence in patient care and collaboration across multiple specialties. Our medical teams have a reputation for delivering a high level of coaching and mentoring to doctors at all levels of their career. We are seeking a specialist in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Anesthesia or Oncology who will work part-time clinical duties and part-time Medical Director duties at our San Francisco or Santa Barbara hospital.

Feel free to email Gina Gotsill, Director of Recruiting ( to learn more about our culture and this opportunity.

Our hospitals have busy caseloads and highly trained clinical staff who have access to plentiful CE and growth opportunities provided by SAGE’s Learning and Development department. Doctors collaborate across the following specialties:

Critical Care

Urgent Care



Internal Medicine




Physical Rehab



Who you are:

If you are a board-certified or residency-trained specialist in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Anesthesia or Oncology who is eager to collaborate with stellar peers as well as have demonstrated leadership experience, we would like to connect with you. You will be challenged, you will learn, your compassion, skills, and ambition will be rewarded.


General Job Description:

Our specialists have primary case responsibility receiving patients and caring for their inpatients. We have 24/7 emergency services in our hospital and provide a wide range of procedures. You will have plenty of specialists to work alongside to collaborate on patient care, as well as a team who is seeking a compassionate, motivated leader of the specialists. We have biweekly meetings with Medical Directors and managers from our other SAGE hospitals, which includes formal leadership training activities monthly.


Our values in action:

  • Collaboration:  With multiple specialties, you’ll have the opportunity to share knowledge with a community of brilliant and diverse team of doctors
  • Sustainability:  As our industry changes, smaller, doctor led community practices are becoming more and more rare.  We are constantly enhancing our model and growth strategy to ensure that the SAGE way thrives and spreads, keeping our core values and methods intact.
  • Compassion:  Our work is about caring for living creatures, no matter how many legs they use.  We place compassion first for our patients and their people, as well as for each other.
  • Innovation:  Top technology and top skills, we are about pushing the envelope to serve our community




Part-time on clinics is 2-3 days/week, with the other days dedicated to management duties as Medical Director.



San Francisco, CA or Santa Barbara, CA



The best deserve to be compensated as such. You will receive pay as a clinician as well as a Medical Director.

SAGE also provides a benefits package with generous employer cost sharing that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, commuter benefits, cell phone plan, California licensing fees, liability insurance, uniforms, veterinary association memberships, CE reimbursement annually, ultrasound training, a 401(k) plan that can include employer contributions of up to 3% each year.

As a Medical Director, we also have you lead other doctor teams to assist with driving the best quality medicine at SAGE, such as the SAGE Medical Advisory Board to help with decisions related to medical care and opportunities to provide CE to our SAGE employees.


SAGE Veterinary Centers, a nationally recognized veterinary specialty hospital system, employs 1,000+ employees and veterinarians in a 24/7 setting. Our doctors and outstanding support staff have created a unique environment emphasizing high caliber, compassionate and ethical service to our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians, as well as a continued commitment to the growth and welfare of everyone involved in our organization.


It is the policy of SAGE Centers to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their actual or perceived:  race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), age (40 and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, and any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law (sometimes referred to, collectively, as “protected characteristics”).


Visit our careers page to view all current openings!

For questions on the position before applying, please contact Gina Gotsill, Director of Recruiting at –

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