Mundelein Animal Hospital in Mundelein, Illinois, is seeking a Managing Veterinarian to join our team.
We are a 4.5 doctor, Small Animal General Practice located about 40 miles north of Chicago. We are looking for a self-motivated, compassionate leader who possesses excellent communication skills and is capable of providing high quality medical care. Your role as MDVM is focused on driving best practice medicine, supporting DVMs in their professional growth, and growing the clinic’s presence in the community. Unfortunately, we are losing our amazing Managing Veterinarian as she is moving across the country, so this is where you step in!
Our hospital is well established and has been in the community for over 50 years. In addition to companion animals, we also treat a small number of Exotics (small bird, furry mammals and reptiles) and offer a range of surgical and specialty services including:
Digital dental x-ray
Medical and non-medical boarding
Paper-light with Cornerstone Software
Cold Laser Therapy
Average 30-minute appointment times, 40 minutes for exotics
1:1 DVM to Tech ratios, 2 techs on surgeries, 4 CSR’s and Kennel staff
Our hospital prides itself on its care for our team members' overall health and well-being. We work hard, but like to have fun while doing it, and hope you can bring the same energy!
The Managing Doctor is responsible for providing medical leadership for the hospital, managing associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. The Managing Doctor is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are delivered.
Additionally, the Managing Veterinarian is expected to partner with the Hospital Manager to drive financial performance and general operations of the hospital and to more broadly cultivate a supportive and collaborative team environment. This hospital-level team is supported by their northern Illinois-based Divisional Leadership who provides practice management training, reporting, and ongoing resources to develop a best in class hospital.
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 Doctors, and when appropriate, general staff members.
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.
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.
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.
Leads employees by coaching, correcting, developing, and motivating them to achieve success.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.