The Medical Director is responsible for setting the highest standard of care and working with doctor teams to achieve that standard. Regional Medical Directors team with Regional Operations Director to develop the team, drive the hospitals towards best practices, and lead them to pursue excellence in client and patient care. This position territory will cover the Atlanta area.
Develop strong working relationships with Regional Operations Director(s), veterinary teams, and hospital managers to drive hospitals to greater continuity, teamwork, and best practices.
Work with doctors to set development plans and conduct formal annual reviews. Conduct frequent evaluations in areas of need to support a doctor through a development plan.
Encourage hospital doctors to develop and coach paraprofessional staff to be highly competent and efficient teams.
Recruit and onboard new veterinarians to ensure fully staffed hospital teams.
Develop veterinary leaders and mentors within each hospital.
Work with hospital doctor teams to evaluate skill level, strengths, and opportunities in:
1) Medical proficiency
2) Surgical proficiency
3) Client communication
4) Medical charting
5) Charging for services
Conduct quarterly one-on-one meetings with DVMs to review individual production
Participate in monthly doctor meetings with individual hospital teams to discuss best practices, hospital workflows, and any changes required to achieve the SVP standard of care.
Work with doctor teams to make decisions regarding medicines stocked in the hospital and recommended to clients.
Ensure doctors hold themselves accountable to the SVP standard of patient care.
Hold self to the highest standard by attending 30-40 hours of CE annually.
Supervise the intern and extern programs to ensure a positive experience for students
Represent SVP at the Veterinary Colleges in their geography
Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and DEA regulations
Collaborate with Regional Operations Director and Doctor team to prioritize medical equipment and other capital expense needs
Assist Regional Operations Directors in resolving doctor scheduling conflicts
Perform other duties assigned.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited university
Hospital ownership or lead veterinary experience. Multi-Site experience strongly preferred.
Exceptional written and oral presentation skills; ability to present concisely and with detail.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data.
Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
We support our team members with A LOT of programs designed for personal and professional growth including:
Industry-Leading PTO Program At SVP, we like to call it TRUE PTO--because here, you can actually take personal time off without worrying about making up lost production when you get back. Production-wise it’s like you never left. Relaxation-wise, it’s a game-changer.
Maternity Leave FULL PAY for four weeks. Because mamas deserve it. Plus short-term disability at 60% of your salary (six weeks for natural birth, eight weeks for C-section), and all still in addition to your PTO. (P.S. We definitely want baby pics when you’re ready to share!)
SVP Leadership Academy
At SVP, we never stop investing in our people. And we’re turning our great veterinarians into great leaders, as well. This executive education experience is designed to develop your business leadership acumen to drive success around your hospital’s culture, team development, and operations. Instruction is led by a Vanderbilt University faculty member and includes a variety of guest experts and speakers.
And the list continues...
DVM Teammate Referral Program: Get rewarded for making connections that turn into amazing hires.
401(k): We’re serious about investing in our people. Our teammates receive a hefty 100% match on the first 3% they put in, plus a 50% match on the next 2%.
Our team members also enjoy an extensive, comprehensive benefits package. When you’re on our team, we’ve got you covered.
YOUR HEALTH- COVERED.
Critical Illness Insurance
Mental Health Counseling
Hospital Indemnity Insurance
Life & Accident Insurance
Long & Short-term Disability Insurance
Teledoc- FREE doctor access 24/7
YOUR FAMILY- COVERED. Programs offered to support you in matters such as…
DVM Maternity Leave
Caring for Elderly Family
Returning to Work After a Baby
Moving to a New Community
Grieving for a Lost Loved One
Military Family Matters
Buying or Selling a Home
YOUR FINANCES- COVERED. Financial protection programs you can bank on
Industry-Leading PTO Program
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Budgeting and Financial Guidance
Professional Liability Coverage
$5000 Relocation Allowance
Discounted Veterinary Care
Will and Testament Planning
Identify Theft Recovery
Teammate Assistance Program
So, what’s the culture like at SVP? In a word...Amazing. (There’s a reason why we have the highest DVM retention rate in the country. Maybe it’s the culture. Maybe it’s the stacked benefits package. Maybe it’s both.)
Our brand in a nutshell: You + SVP | Amazing Together
Amazing Together encompasses SVP’s living standard of excellence as a team and the positive impact we deliver for our partners, teammates, clients, pets and communities. Our commitment to this standard is evident in the care we provide to our hospitals and the care they provide for pets. Our continued growth is a direct result of this dedication. This statement is the culmination of our WAG values and is, critically, a statement that aligns with the ambitious vision and unique culture at the heart of SVP. And we invite YOU to be a part of it all.
We live out our WAG Values on a daily basis.
Work Together: At SVP, collaboration and respect are the foundation of our culture--and of our collective success. By working together, we uncover solutions and opportunities that help elevate the team as a whole. And
with our unparalleled peer network and depth of resources (think: in-house specialty referrals, a dedicated marketing squad, operations assets, and more), you always have the support that you need to do your best work (and have fun while you’re at it).
Amaze: Our mission is to amaze our clients with exceptional veterinary care and personalized client experiences, as well as to amaze our teammates with the drive to go the extra mile. We find ways to say, “yes”. And we treat others as we would like to be treated.
Grow: We always ask, “How can we do it/make it/be better?” We’re proactive in our quests for knowledge, new ways to engage our clients, and pathways for leadership and development among all of our teammates. With SVP, it’s not just a job. It’s a career.
Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and managed network of animal hospitals with the common mission of providing best-in-class veterinary care with exceptional client experiences.
SVP pursues partnerships with like-minded veterinarians to build this growing network of compassionate, service-oriented animal hospitals. We’re based in Birmingham, AL, but the heartbeat of our organization is in our 300+ local animal hospitals across the country.
SVP provides integrated support, from HR, finance, and inventory management to marketing, recruiting, regional operational support and more to our hospital teams. By leveraging our Home Office resources, the hospitals in our network are able to focus on the medicine and caring for their patients. Each day is truly a partnership (hence, the “P” in SVP).
Our team’s continuous dedication has rewarded us with remarkable growth, and Southern Veterinary Partners now employs more than 5,000 employees nationwide. The organization’s success has not gone unnoticed, landing us recognition among Inc. 5000’s List of "Fastest Growing Companies in America" (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) and the Birmingham Business Journal's "FastTrack 30" of the Fastest Growing Companies in Birmingham (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021).
You + SVP | Amazing Together Let’s talk about your amazing future. Start the conversation with our teams today.