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Medical Director - Langley, British Columbia

Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley
Langley, British Columbia (CA)
High competitive salary, benefits and signing bonus.
Closing date
Apr 15, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Manager / Director
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Industry, Private Practice

The Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley is seeking a Medical Director to lead and grow our well-respected 24/7 emergency hospital serving British Columbia for over 27 years. The Medical Director will play a pivotal role in ensuring the delivery of high-quality medical standards and maintaining a positive work environment. This leadership position involves overseeing medical operations, fostering team development, and ensuring hospital compliance with regulations. To be successful in this role you should have several years of clinical experience, along with excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. The role will be 75% clinical, 25% administrative.


Our Hospital


AECFV is an AAHA and VECCS Level II accredited 24-hour emergency facility that is continually striving for innovation and growth. We have a team of over 100 incredible individuals and are one of the largest and busiest ER-only hospitals in Western Canada, providing coverage for more than 100 referring general practices.


We are proud to have one of the largest blood banks in Canada. A project that started almost 25 years ago to ensure we had blood products for our own patients, now ensures all veterinary hospitals in BC have access!




Our 8,000 sq ft hospital has all the bells and whistles you would expect that enable us to provide comprehensive, gold-standard patient care. 


Our management team works hard to prioritize your healthy work-life balance and are invested in your personal growth and professional development!




What we offer:


• Salary range between CAD $150K-200K based on experience and credentials. Plus CAD $40K annual stipend.


• Relocation available for full-time candidates.


• RRSP Matching Program


• Comprehensive Extended Health Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision)
• Health & Wellness Benefit (annual allowance)
• Employee Assistance Program (professional counseling)
• Fully paid Continuing Education
• Paid Licensing & Membership Dues
• Staff pet facilities
• 4 weeks paid vacation
• Uniform Allowance
• Generous staff discounts on services and products




Job Description:


Medical Quality


Oversee medical operations ensuring highest-quality medical care, supporting innovation and cutting-edge practices. Develop and maintain medical policies, Investigate patient safety concerns and support quality improvement initiatives, Develop and implement hospital policies that prioritize patient and client-centric approaches, Maintain relationships with RDVM’s and address concerns.


Team Development


Collaborate with the Hospital Director and clinical service leads to promote a team-oriented approach to patient care. Participate in recruiting and retaining high-quality veterinarians. Conduct annual performance evaluations and quarterly check-ins with DVMs Oversee extern/intern education and evaluations, supporting ongoing educational opportunities   Community and Communications   Develop and maintain a respectful and positive hospital environment for all employees. Foster positive relationships with referring veterinarians. Provide regular communication to hospital staff and facilitate regular meetings, Attend and actively participate in MDAC meetings.  

Hospital Operations and Compliance


Partners with HD in development and management of hospital budget and Cap Ex process. Identifies and evaluates areas for growth with existing services and opportunity for new services, and in partnership with the HD creates plan for initiation. Provides medical input into hospital development, marketing materials etc. Partners with the HD in approval and selection of new equipment and medications/products. Holds self and DVMs accountable to timely and accurate completion of medical records. Responsible for ensuring that a process is present for all Veterinarians to maintain appropriate licensure and insurance, including current specialty board membership where applicable. Assists HD in ensuring compliance with all provincial and federal regulations including maintenance of adequate CE, controlled drug management, WSBC etc. Attends Leadership training and relationship building opportunities with Hospital Director.



To apply please submit your resume to Jill Taylor at 


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