Company Overview: Companion Pet Partners – Empower and support our veterinary teams to deliver unparalleled service and clinical quality in caring for pets and their families.
Companion was formed in January of 2020 with a commitment to providing unmatched care to pets and unsurpassed support to veterinary teams through the management and operation of our acquired veterinary hospitals. We are based in Los Angeles, with a focus on expansion throughout the Western United States.
The Companion team is passionate about the animal health industry and deeply committed to building a network of best-in-class veterinary practices with talented people collaborating to solve industry-wide problems and deliver exceptional medical care. We are seeking individuals who share our energy, drive and ambition and who will meaningfully contribute to our growth and success.
Works with DVMs to build an understanding and an appreciation of how behaviors impact revenue
Provides feedback to DVM’s on weekly/monthly production performance and coach for improvement
Ensures that DVM schedules reflect the needs of the Hospital
Provides stability and leadership within the Hospital.
Works with the Hospital Manager on weekly priorities and expectations
Participates in weekly operational conference calls
Resolves client issues where appropriate (when attending DVM or Hospital Manager have not been effective)
Receives and evaluates new product info
Evaluates and monitors protocols for daily running/flow of hospital from intake to discharge
Monitors cases in hospital and attends daily rounds when possible to be sure highest standards are being upheld
Participates in assistant/technician reviews.
Maintains availability to answer questions with regards to all aspects of hospital
Participates in practice management updates and training at all levels
COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE
Doctor in Veterinary Medicine
3-5 years of clinical experience, preferred
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent time-management and delegation abilities
Exercises sound judgement and demonstrate exemplary decision-making skills
Professionalism & courtesy in all interactions with others
Well-developed interpersonal skills
SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE
Valid and in good standing licensed veterinarian within the state of the clinic/ hospital you are applying for
Privilege and DEA licenses
Knowledge of principles, theories and practices of veterinary medicine and science. Knowledge of the procedures used for receiving, treating, and scheduling patients, for ordering medical supplies, and requesting laboratory tests
The Medical Director must possess the mental and emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities and responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with clients and the health care team
Ability to read and interpret documents, including federal and state regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, medical texts
Ability to write reports and correspondences
Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment including sterilization techniques for various instruments and materials
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures
Ability to function in a variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care
Ability to speak with clients and to hear and observe patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, and perceive nonverbal communications
Ability to communicate effectively, efficiently and sensitively with patients, owners, peers and team members showing compassion, integrity and concern for others. Communication includes speech, reading and writing
Good judgment in patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic planning; the Medical Director must be able to identify and communicate this knowledge to others when appropriate
Regular attendance and timeliness are an essential function in order to fulfill the requirements of this position
Ability to multitask
Strong computer skills in order to obtain and enter client information, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, and receive and send messages
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics
Commitment to the mission of Companion Pet Partners.
Feel and express a genuine compassion for animals and for working in an animal care environment
May be required to work uncommon hours, overtime, and be subject to recall in emergency situations and effectively multi-task in a fast-paced, complex clinical environment
Deal respectfully and efficiently with clients on the telephone and in person
Display tact and diplomacy with staff members and clients
Work in close quarters with teammates in a high-pressure environment
Display flexibility and adaptability in attitude and work habits
While performing the duties of this job the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients, hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Companion was formed in January of 2020 with a commitment to providing unmatched care to pets and unsurpassed support to veterinarians through the management and operation of our acquired veterinary hospitals. We are based in Los Angeles, with a focus on expansion throughout the Western United States.
The Companion team is passionate about the animal health industry and deeply committed to our mission to be the best place for vets to care for pets. We are seeking individuals who share our energy, drive and ambition and who will meaningfully contribute to our growth and success.
Companion is backed by Cortec Group (www.cortecgroup.com), a private equity firm with a demonstrated track record of successfully investing in and supporting multi-site healthcare services businesses, including animal health.