Lake Street Animal Hospital in Roselle, IL is looking for a Full Time Medical Director to join and lead their 3.5 doctor, respected AAHA-certified practice that offers a terrific, supportive working environment! This is a unique role that gives you the opportunity to both manage a practice and continue to provide quality care to the animals we love. Through partnership with the Hospital Manager, you will grow and manage the business by setting medical standards, developing associate veterinarians, participating in financial and operational discussions that drive hospital growth, and most importantly, creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are consistently delivered to our clients and their pets
We are located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. We are a progressive, paper lite practice that offers state of the art medical equipment and services in a modern and newly renovated facility.
AVImark Practice Software
5 exam rooms
Dental Suite with Digital X-Ray
In-house Lab via IDEXX Procyte, Snap tests, Sedivue urinalysis
IDEXX referral lab
Digital radiography via IDEXX vision
Companion Therapeutic Laser
Complete in-house & on-line pharmacies
Preventive Wellness Care Plans
You will be supported by a broader team of both peers and operations experts from across the state. This team will provide practice management training, reporting, and ongoing resources to help you develop a best in class hospital. The Managing Veterinarian reports directly to the NVA Illinois North Director of Operations, Kristen Sage (Kristen.Sage@nva.com).
Duties and Responsibilities
Advancing Medical Care
Establishes medical protocols and provides appropriate training to associate doctors.
Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
Provides oversight and direction of medical standards and quality of care.
Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories
Leading Staff and Practice
Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for associate doctors and, when appropriate, general staff members.
Monitors associate doctor performance and production.
Provides mentorship, feedback, and guidance to associate doctors both in the moment and via the structured annual review process.
Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
Participates in technician appraisal and medical counseling sessions.
Ensures all medical staff receive applicable training, including the mentoring of new graduates.
Supports the Hospital Manager with staff training programs and tracking CE and DVM licensure.
Drives revenue and hospital contribution growth. Assists associate doctors in achieving agreed-upon production levels by providing clear guidance for the appropriate level of medicine and compliance by our clients.
Manages to appropriate medical expenses; ensures pricing is appropriate and that all clients are charged for the services they receive.
Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget, and capital budget.
Monitors, understands, and acts upon key financial reports.
Growing the Practice
Maintains and builds the reputation of the clinic it the community; encourages positive ongoing community involvement.
Embraces change and supports innovative programs within the hospital.
Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives.
Seeks out ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.
Understands the need and opportunity to add doctors to the practice when necessary.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in Illinois.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Delegates tasks and achieves results with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Leads employees by coaching, correcting, developing, and motivating them to achieve success.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Engages with leadership and the Hospital manager effectively in order to drive outcomes at the clinic level.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Although pay is dependent on the interested clinic and open positions, Managing Doctors can generally expect the following structure:
Quarterly Leadership Incentive Bonuses tied to hospital performance and growth of hospital over previous year’s results
Full coverage of licensing fees and insurance
CE allowance with appropriate days off to support
Generous PTO days
Relocation bonuses offered when moving >50 miles, when necessary
Participation in all benefits as offered by NVA (401(k), healthcare coverage, Employee Assistance Program, cell phone discounts, etc.) – details provided upon request
All other compensation requests to be negotiated
At Lake Street Animal Hospital, our mission is to provide the highest quality medicine, surgery and dentistry in a compassionate, professional and caring environment to our patients and their owners while having fun with our team. We firmly believe that optimal health is best maintained through preventative care and offer several different levels of wellness plans to make providing care easy for our clients. We are dedicated to continuous education, improvement to our hospital and the adoption of technological advances to raise the standard of veterinary medical care.
Skills and Qualifications:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed
Preferred - additional training in advanced dentistry and oral surgery
NVA is a leading global veterinary community of more than 1,400 veterinary hospitals and pet resorts united in the love of animals and the people who love them. Our animal care ecosystem spans the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Rooted in a culture of compassion, innovation and collaboration, NVA champions each hospital's unique culture and provides the support and opportunities veterinary teams need to deliver exceptional care to pets and their families.