VCA Foxon Animal Hospital located in East Haven, CT is seeking a Medical Director to join our well-established, AAHA Accredited hospital!!
About the Practice:
We are a very busy 3.5-doctor, canine/feline/exotics practice, open 7 days per week. Our doctors have worked together for many years, and have established themselves as pillars within the community! We also have a fantastic support team with tenured technicians and veterinary assistants. We serve the areas of East haven, New Haven, West Haven and Branford, providing medical care for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, reptiles and birds. Our goal is to provide the most professional, compassionate care at the highest standards of veterinary medical care. Our goal is to always put our clients and patients first, and are looking for a Medical Director who supports that mission.
5 day work week
Full digital radiography (including dental)
Incubator for exotics
The Medical Director (MD) under direction of the field management team, is responsible for establishing the medical quality and patient care practiced by all doctors in a given hospital. The MD achieves this through strong leadership and serving as a mentor and role model for the associate veterinarians and staff. A MD should demonstrate a strong work ethic, integrity, and a consistent positive attitude. The MD is also an integral part of the hospital management team responsible for the overall financial performance of the hospital, and helps create and drive the overall direction for the hospital that will achieve positive results. The MD also fulfills all of the duties of a staff veterinarian in addition to the specific responsibilities of Medical Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Well-developed interpersonal skills.
Ability to take information obtained from clients, staff, and other sources, discern that which is credible, and assess the hospital and/or a situation objectively.
Ability to multi-task and deal with high levels of stress in an environment of changing priorities.
Is able to take charge, initiate actions, hold people accountable, and delegate responsibilities in such a way as to achieve positive results.
Comfortably and confidently confronts difficult issues with co-workers and is a skilled communicator at multiple levels within VCA.
Is capable of, and willing to work the hours necessary to accomplish the required responsibilities and ensure the smooth operation of the hospital.
Education and Experience:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent from an accredited university.
Stays up to date with changes in veterinary medicine, fulfills VCA requirements for attending local VCA hosted CE, and completes a minimum of 30 hours of accredited CE per calendar year.
Maintains a current DEA license
Benefits of joining VCA:
Competitive salary plus bonus potential.
Medical, Dental & Vision insurance.
Generous CE allowance.
Opportunity to teach and mentor.
Life and Long Term Disability insurance
Professional Liability coverage.
Network of 3,800+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists.
Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.
WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff.
Robust Clinical Studies program.
Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities.