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Medical Director (Portland, OR suburb)

Vancouver, Washington
Signing Bonus, Competitive Salary, Student Loan Repayment, Paid Parental Leave, PTO, and more!
Closing date
Jun 7, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal, Cardiology, Neurology, Nutrition / Metabolism, Oncology, Other
Position Type
Manager / Director
Contract Type
Organization Type
Private Practice
Exciting opportunity for a strong Medical Director (MD) to support our healthcare team of our new 27,000 sq ft hospital at MedVet Specialty and Emergency hospital in Vancouver, WA.

Why MedVet Vancouver?

MedVet Vancouver is our new specialty and emergency hospital that supports the Vancouver-Portland-metro area. In addition to 24/7 Emergency services, we offer specialty services in Anesthesia, Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Surgery (orthopedic and general).

The healthcare team at MedVet Vancouver is excited to work in a collaborative and supportive environment while providing excellent care to our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians.

The hospital is staffed 24 hours a day with highly trained ICU nursing team members and has cutting-edge equipment for digital radiology, ultrasound, CT, MRI, laparoscopy, endoscopy, mechanical ventilation, in-house labs, digital cytology, and interventional medicine.

We have state-of-the-art operating rooms with fluoroscopy to support advanced surgical and interventional procedures.

Who You are:
  • Have demonstrated leadership with a strong track record of success during times of change, transformation, and rapid growth.
  • Have at least 5-7 years of progressive growth and experience in a veterinary organization.
  • Have the capability to effectively manage conflict in highly emotional situations with grace and maturity.
  • Board-certified veterinary specialists, experienced ER DVM's, DVM's with military leadership, DVM's with animal health leadership, or DVM's with equivalent experience are ideal.

What we offer:
  • All our doctors have the opportunity to become shareholders!
  • We are veterinarian owned & veterinarian led - our CEO is a cardiology specialist.
  • Being led by veterinarians gives us the freedom to make the best choices for our patients, our clients, our referral partners, our doctors, and our team members.
  • All the benefits you expect, plus a Generous Signing Bonus, Competitive Compensation, Student Loan Repayment Program, and Paid Parental Leave.
  • The support system you need to be successful in the MD role. We are big enough to have centralized medical recruiting, marketing, HR, IT, purchasing, etc.
  • We are small enough that we can make decisions and implement change quickly.

About Medical Directors at MedVet:

Hospital leadership is pivotal to our success. That's why we invest in our leaders! We leverage a Dyad Leadership Model where the hospital's MD works collaboratively with the Hospital Director (HD) to lead the Healthcare Team. The MD, who is supported by a Regional Medical Director, oversees all specialty and emergency doctors, as well as interns and residents. The MD promotes a positive culture that supports the development of engaged and empowered employees, who deliver the MedVet Experience in a healthy and sustainable manner while living MedVet's core values of Teamwork, Leadership, and Compassion.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Foster a Culture that supports the development of Engaged and Empowered Employees.
  • In partnership with the Hospital Director, serves as an overall leader for the hospital, directing both Emergency and Specialty services (Dyad Leadership).
  • Lead and direct the Medical Services (doctor) teams in the hospital, including hiring, onboarding, development, and management of performance issues, partnering with Clinical Services, HR, or other teams as needed.
  • Continually evaluate hiring needs and opportunities for growth of the practice, working in partnership with the Medical Recruiting team.
  • Responsible for managing overall department workflows, ensuring that patient care is delivered in an efficient, safe, and compassionate manner.
  • Responsible for doctor scheduling, department meetings, and other doctor-facing communications.
  • Works with the Hospital Director to ensure the Clinical Services team has the resources and tools to deliver high-quality patient, client, and referral partner experience.
  • Works with the Hospital Director to manage overall hospital financial results, including inventory/supplies and other expenses.
  • Work collaboratively with the HD, Regional Medical Director (RMD), VP of Clinical Services and Finance to Prepare and Manage Hospital Budget and Capital Budget.
  • Work with the RMD to Lead Operational Planning efforts and execution for the hospital on an annual basis.
  • Ensure Referral Partner relationships are strong and growing by fostering a culture supportive of Referral Partner outreach and CE activities. Ensures that doctors are doing the appropriate referral partner outreach, and coaches them on how to effectively build referral partner relationships so that they can grow their practice.
  • Oversee patient care issues, referral partner concerns, and responses to client complaints, personally handling escalated client and referral partner issues. Interacts with regulatory boards as needed.

Why will you love Vancouver?

Nestled on the bank of the Columbia River and just a short drive from Mount St. Helens and the Pacific coast, Vancouver, WA, is the fourth largest city in the state and a suburb of Portland, OR. Residents are fortunate to call this city home with something for everyone starting with its beautiful natural landscape, numerous activities, and historical sites. There's biking, hiking, an active dining scene with fantastic restaurants, breweries, and wineries, shopping in Uptown Village, scenic drives, museums, and much more. It's also a world-renowned region for pinot noir and chardonnay.
Vancouver values diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and is one of the top 10 best cities for accessible living. Only 15 minutes from downtown Portland and about three hours from Seattle, you'll be able to enjoy world-class dining and entertainment and easy access if you have a desire to travel.

Come as you are. MedVet is an equal-opportunity employer. We are also a drug-free organization; therefore, employment with MedVet is dependent upon the passing of a drug screen and background check.

For more information about MedVet, please visit our website at , or to submit a confidential CV , email Dr. Natalie Theus, Director of Medical Recruiting at

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MedVet does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.

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