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Medical Director, Santa Barbara

SAGE Veterinary Centers
Santa Barbara, California
Base + production percentage, no negative accrual
Closing date
Jul 29, 2022

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Manager / Director
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate
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Who we are:
Advanced Veterinary Specialists is part of the SAGE network, 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 Medical Director to join our team in an

Who you are:
If you are a DVM or specialist who enjoys developing veterinarians to reach their potential, and and you're looking for a place to lead, we want to hear from you! Feel free to email Brittney Lacourse, Sr. Clinical Recruiter ( to learn more about our culture and this opportunity.

General Job Description
Medical Directors are a hybrid position between clinical duties and management duties. You work closely with your support staff, clients and patients on the clinic floor, and with the hospital manager and Director of Hospital Operations to lead the hospital’s medical care and business. You will also learn new skills as a leader – learning from other medical directors as well as the hospital manager and DHO. You are given reimbursement annually to attend management CE outside of SAGE. SAGE also has regular hospital leadership team meetings to enhance leadership skills.

The Medical Director position is part-time management (estimated 25%) and part-time on clinics (estimated 75%).

Santa Barbara, CA, a beautiful and scenic coastal city known for its Mediterranean mystique, surfing and outdoor adventures, top-notch restaurants, and upscale galleries and shopping opportunities.

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


  • 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 Centers is a nationally recognized veterinary specialty hospital system with staff and veterinarians that work 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”).

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