The Pet Emergency and Specialty Centers of San Diego is seek seeking an experienced full-time Emergency Veterinarian and Medical Director for our team as a daytime emergency & critical care clinician in our South County/Chula Vista satellite facility. If you are an experienced emergency veterinarian and you want to take your career to the next level while securing a rare daytime emergency position as well as grow your skill set and take on management responsibilities, then this is a great opportunity for you.
This position will consist of mostly weekdays, but some weekend day shifts will be required to enhance communication and patient care into the weekdays. Our emergency service operates 24/7/365 in both our hospitals and our doctors work in a collaborative environment to provide the best care for our patients.
Our East County staff of board certified specialists includes 2 criticalists, 3 internists, 2 surgeons, an oncologist and an exotics specialist. We are also affiliated with Eye Care for Animals and have recently installed a 16 slice CT machine. This practice supports the specialty needs of our South County facility. Teaching is a high priority and we have an active internship program.
We are looking for an experienced full-time Emergency Veterinarian and Medical Director to support The Pet Emergency and Specialty Centers of San Diego in our South County/Chula Vista location in the following capacities:
Possess a commitment to practicing excellent patient care.
Understand and apply the importance of the client experience.
Have proficient skill in medicine, surgery and dentistry (if general practitioner).
Ability to teach, mentor and develop veterinarians at all performance levels.
Keep current on new products and medical protocols.
Ability to maintain accurate electronic medical records and regularly audit those of other doctors.
Coordinate and disseminate Continuing Education for the doctor and medical team.
Assist Practice Manager with recruiting, interviewing and hiring of veterinarians.
Involvement in budgetary decisions regarding inventory, products, and staff labor.
Comfort with coaching, issuing performance improvement plans and disciplinary action.
Partner with Regional Operations team and support initiatives and policies.
Maintain schedules for doctor team and assist leads with their team schedules if needed.
Organize and lead regular meetings for the doctor team.
Attend and take part in all operational meetings and workshops (some travel required).
Adhere to Alpine's values and coach other team members to do so.
Perform and deliver regular performance evaluations for doctors and leadership team.
The right candidate for this position will be internship trained or have several years working in an emergency/specialty environment and have a minimum 4-5 years experience as an emergency clinician.
Emergency surgical experience encouraged.
Ability to write, adjust and implement medical standards.
Must be organized, focused and work well under pressure.
Team oriented and positive attitude.
Experience in staff development, coaching and mentoring new graduates is a plus.
Completion of additional coursework or continuing education in business and operations is preferred but not required.
Must be a strong communicator - preferably familiar with emotional intelligence and conflict competence.
What we offer:
A solid future in an established practice.
An exceptional team of Veterinary Professionals.
A competitive salary with a generous Medical Director stipend.
Great benefits including: comprehensive health insurance package, 401k, paid time off, uniforms, a generous CE allowance and an amazing pet care discount.
Regional medical and operational support.
Relocation and Sign-On bonuses.
An opportunity to make an impact on others.
Professional growth and development opportunities.
Most importantly we offer a fun, supportive environment with ample time off to enjoy all San Diego has to offer.