Purpose of Position:
The Medical Director of the Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at Colorado State University Spur campus serves as a clinical veterinarian and leader of our community medicine programs. The League’s Veterinary Hospital at CSU Spur is both a teaching hospital and donor subsidized urgent care facility, seeking to increase access to high quality veterinary care for underserved communities through incremental medicine. Services include urgent care services for pets who are sick or injured, high-quality high-volume spay/neuter services, and community vaccine clinics.
The Medical Director is responsible for working in partnership with the Director of Community Veterinary Services (CVS) to lead the hospital, providing mentorship to the doctor team, cultivating a culture of learning and teaching, and promote positive change and development.
- Empowers staff veterinarians to provide exceptional and accessible veterinary care through an incremental approach and spectrum of care in an urgent care setting. Coaches veterinarians on a day-to-day basis, specifically in their provision of veterinary medicine.
- Supports ethical decision making and facilitates resolution of ethical conflicts.
- Leads a team of veterinarians to have the greatest impact on underserved families and their pets while supporting the wellbeing of the veterinary team.
- Performs and provides oversight of the duties of staff veterinarians, including but not limited to:
- Performs comprehensive patient examinations and develops diagnostic and/or treatment plan options using an incremental care approach for patients with urgent/sick care needs.
- Conducts brief wellness examinations and provides vaccinations at high-quality high-volume vaccine clinics located within the League’s priority neighborhoods.
- Performs non-elective surgical procedures such as abdominal exploratory surgeries, cystotomies, mass removals, and surgical dentistry. Opportunity to practice HQHV spay/neuter surgeries.
- Documents, updates, and maintains thorough, accurate, and contemporaneous medical records. Adheres to all regulations regarding veterinary medical recordkeeping.
- Effectively and compassionately communicates with patrons.
- Maintains appropriate State and DEA licensing and completes required continuing education courses. Adheres to all applicable regulations, including the State Veterinary Practice Act, and all League policies & protocols.
- Supports the maintenance of drug and supply inventory while meeting and maintaining DEA requirements.
- Works in close partnership with the Practice Manager of the hospital to ensure the smooth functioning and delivery of veterinary services to the community.
- Serves as a member of the CVS leadership team, working in partnership to formulate department objectives, practices, plans, and decisions to ensure efficient and impactful operations. Assists with the annual budgeting process.
- Monitors and assesses hospital performance against strategic benchmarks, proactively discussing related opportunities and challenges with Director of CVS.
- Collaborates with the Medical Director of Shelter Veterinary Services (SVS) to support the League’s internship program, including the VIRMP process and the overall intern experience.
- Maintains a culture of collaboration and teamwork within CVS and the League broadly. Serves as a role model for the culture. Maintains a positive and professional attitude.
- Assists in case review for complaints that are medical in nature and works towards resolution in a timely manner.
- Directly supervises, teaches, and mentors veterinary interns and externs, particularly in their provision of veterinary medicine.
- Collaborates with the Clinical & Surgical Instructor Veterinarian (CSIV) for effective implementation of extern experiences across the League.
- Cultivates a culture of learning for all staff within CVS.
- Manages and develops an effective staff: providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources. Determines staff qualifications and competency: recruits, interviews, selects, hires, trains, orients, mentors, evaluates, coaches, counsels, disciplines, and rewards. Establishes and monitors staff safety and regulatory compliance. Partners with Director of CVS to recruit veterinarians and actively supports the orientation and onboarding of veterinarians new to the department.
- Leads critical incident review and debrief after every critical incident within the Veterinary Hospital at CSU Spur.
- Builds and maintains a strong and supportive working relationship with referring veterinarians.
- Ensures quality service to both people and their pets is provided by the staff of the Veterinary Hospitals. Promotes good public relations in accordance with League practices.
- Serves as a veterinary ambassador, promoting the League’s mission, goals and strategic initiatives including Socially Conscious Sheltering and Communities to veterinarians, vendors, the public, and other animal welfare related organizations
Full Time Benefits* – Please visit our website for a comprehensive list of all offered benefits. *Benefits and compensation range listed below apply to full time employees working 40 hours a week.*
- Benefits (medical, dental, and vision)
- Flexible spending accounts
- League-paid Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Sabbatical Program
- Holiday Pay
- Veterinarians are eligible for student loan reimbursement
- Up to $2,000 Relocation Assistance
- And more!
Compensation: Starting at $150,000 - $170,000 annually (starting pay commensurate with market, experience, and equity)
- Skilled and proficient diagnostician
- Skilled in both soft tissue and dental surgery
- Passionate about teaching and mentoring other veterinarians
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- High emotional intelligence and humility
- Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally
- Proficient in the use of practice software in the provision of veterinary medicine
- Effective time management skills with the ability to triage cases and workload
- Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment
- High attention to detail
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
- Education: Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine
- Experience: At least 5 years of clinical experience post-graduation which includes practicing veterinary medicine, teaching veterinary medicine and providing
- Current or eligible to obtain a Colorado Veterinary License
- Current or ability to obtain DEA license
- Experience practicing incremental veterinary medicine within a community model providing increased access to veterinary care for underserved communities
- Experience as a teacher or mentor of veterinary professionals or students
- HQHVSN surgical skills
How to Apply
Apply online using the link below!