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Veterinary Medical Director

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital
Kirkland, Washington
Closing date
Jul 28, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate
BluePearl Pet Hospital located in Kirkland, WA is seeking a collaborative, engaged, and passionate veterinary leader with several years of clinical experience to lead our team of emergency and specialty clinicians in the role of Medical Director. The Medical Director will partner in leadership with hospital administration to create a sense of community and interact globally with the hospital and all clinicians. Using excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the Medical Director will support veterinary partner relationships and enhance an engaging work environment for all by making a positive impact on the culture while cultivating an environment where medical quality stands out.

The annual salary range for this position is $114,440 to $298,240. Additionally, you may be eligible to earn certain production as determined in accordance with company policy. This position is also eligible for an annual stipend of $50,000 and additionally may be eligible for a sign-on bonus and relocation assistance. BluePearl also offers additional ancillary benefits, including, but not limited to, shift differentials and weekend differentials. These ancillary benefits may fluctuate by region and/or hospital. Please discuss specific ancillary benefits with your interviewer.

The primary responsibilities of the Medical Director include upholding medical quality standards (patient care, client and referral veterinarian satisfaction, and patient safety), supporting quality and operational initiatives, fostering a clinician-driven culture and one that cultivates a learning environment, and clinician recruiting, engagement, and retention.

The ideal applicant needs to be self-motivated, collaborative, and able to work harmoniously and effectively with other clinicians, staff and referring veterinarians. We have an incredible collaborative relationship with our referring veterinarians, so the right candidate must be willing to interact in a variety of ways including making personal visits to their practices, presenting CE programs, and discussing cases by phone.

There is dedicated paid administrative time off the floor to allow for success in creating a positive impact.

We are truly in this together. We work to provide exceptional specialty and emergency care for pets by supporting each other through our shared passion, knowledge, and talents.

Our hospital is an emergency and specialty hospital serving the Kirkland, WA area. Our spacious hospital is equipped with advanced technology that enables our associates to utilize the finest veterinary specialty equipment available, including the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technology in digital radiography, ultrasonography, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, electro-chemotherapy, and CO2 LASER. We have a highly qualified team with a dedicated intensive care unit (ICU) and a full-service in-house laboratory. We take great pride in our comfortable treatment areas, including exam rooms, surgical suites, recovery areas and kennels to ensure a secure environment for our patients. We provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in emergency, critical care, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, clinical pathology, surgery, rehabilitation, radiology, and diagnostic imaging. We currently support an internship and residency program that promotes a learning atmosphere. The BluePearl Kirkland team believes in collaborative medicine to provide comprehensive care to our patients.

Perks to living in the Kirkland, WA area:
  • 10 miles outside of downtown Seattle and is considered part of the Seattle metropolitan area.
  • The Seattle area has some of the best parks in the nation - more than 6,189 acers of them - perfect for swimming, hiking, fishing and more.
  • Seattle is ranked among the top ten best cities for bicycling and consistently lands in the top five fittest cities in the nation.
  • Kirkland's exciting downtown waterfront boasts restaurants, art galleries, a performing arts center, public parks, beaches and collection of public art sure to please the entire family.

If you are an experienced doctor and want to be a part of the largest network of interdisciplinary pet hospitals that combine expertise and passion to deliver the most advanced veterinary care, apply NOW! We welcome clinicians with diverse backgrounds and life experiences and we're a BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ safe space.

Why choose BluePearl?
  • In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we emphasize the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.
  • Because we encourage Associate growth, you will be surrounded by a group of dedicated, experienced team members. All Associates are leveled by their skillset in our unique leveling program. We also focus on developing our Associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops.
  • We value your health and well-being as an Associate by providing you with the following benefits:
    • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, parental leave, and floating holiday plans, 401(k) and life insurance options.
    • Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
    • Flexible work schedules.
    • A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment. In addition, access to 12 mental health care sessions annually at no charge to you, and other well-being resources through Lyra, an online mental health support platform.
    • Annual company store allowance.
    • Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.

The future is yours to create. We have a wide array of opportunities and growth paths within the organization and within Mars Vet Health. Step up, stand out, get involved, and put your mark on our amazing profession!

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Why BluePearl? Because it is an exceptional place to work!

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