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Veterinary Group Medical Director West Region

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital
Remote, Florida
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate
BluePearl is searching for an experienced, motivating, and driven clinical leader to join our team as a Veterinary Group Medical Director for our West Region!

This Region consists of California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado and the position will oversee multiple markets within this region.

The Group Medical Director (GMD) has medical oversight of multiple markets within the organization with combined revenues of approximately $100MM or greater.

As a GMD, you will:
  • Responsible for translation of organizational objectives into market-specific objectives that instill Clinician-driven culture, promote Clinician engagement and retention, and yield strong fiscal performance.
  • Frequently travels (50%) to hospitals to evaluate and mentor medical leaders and address concerns.
  • Partners with regional operational leadership of assigned market(s) to ensure a balanced representation of medical quality and financial considerations.
  • Partners with People & Organization to champion consistency in a high performance and an engaged workforce.
  • Leads and directs the Medical Directors of assigned region to ensure adherence with organizational objectives in areas involving medical quality, clinician recruitment, retention, and engagement, ensuring that the hospital is a learning environment supporting the clinical development of clinicians and technicians.
  • Ensures medical leaders are attentive to the engagement level of associates and drives a hospital climate of psychological safety.
  • Identifies medical leadership talent, ensures development of medical leaders, and creates a pipeline of talent to support future organizational growth.
  • Monitors reports on medical occurrences, patient safety and client experience and partners with stakeholders as needed to ensure swift resolution, improvements, and/or coaching as needed.
  • Partners with Regional Operational Leaders to ensure appropriate productivity levels and growth plans for Clinicians and hospitals, including optimizing technical team role clarity, skillset, and workflow efficiency.
  • Actively contributes to the development of practice guidelines and care protocols that lead to the achievement of quality medical and service outlines and cost efficiencies.
  • Serves as high-level representative and champion of BluePearl mission and vision in all interactions within the organization and external veterinary community.
  • Partner with Regional Medical and Operational Leadership to effectively communicate and cascade key initiatives impacting medical staff, building organizational trust.
  • Partners with Regional Operational Leaders to ensure appropriate productivity levels and growth plans for Clinicians and hospitals, including optimizing technical team role clarity, skillset, and workflow efficiency.
  • Accountable for on-site visit processes for DVM candidates in assigned markets, onboarding, and mentoring of new Clinicians through the mentorship program.
  • Works collaboratively with support to develop solutions for escalated concerns and influences medical leaders to shape adoption and ensure effectiveness of resolutions.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent degree) required.
  • 3+ years' leadership experience required.
  • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, prioritization of work, and problem-solving skills.
  • Utilizes in-depth knowledge of business needs to recommend appropriate action.

Why BluePearl?

As the premier specialty and emergency veterinary organization we strive to advance the profession through our dedication to continuous learning, medical quality improvement, medical leadership training, and many other initiatives. Through our network of hospitals across the country our investments in the profession have far reaching positive impacts, and leaders in our organization have an opportunity to drive that progress.

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.
  • We have a social worker team 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.
  • Free subscription to VetGirl, the number one veterinary CE resource for busy veterinary professionals. Free RECOVER Rescuer certification/re-certification and discounted Fear Free Certification. Access to the Mars Center for Veterinary Excellence platform.

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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