Medical Director

National Veterinary Associates

We are seeking a team-oriented and enthusiastic Medical Director – GP to join our team at Viewmont Animal Hospital in Hickory, North Carolina!

  • Generous Sign-On Incentives!!
  • Up to $145k Base Salary as MDVM (varies based on qualifications/experience)
  • Great work-life balance!!

Viewmont Animal Hospital is a well-established, full service primary care animal hospital located in the foothills of North Carolina — we recently celebrated our 60th Anniversary of serving the Hickory community! Viewmont Animal Hospital provides comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care in a clean, and modern facility. The Viewmont team delivers an exceptional experience, whether for a wellness exam or an emergency procedure. With a strong focus on client education and the best use of technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, the team at Viewmont provides consistent, thorough, and most of all, compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us. You will routinely find our doctors spending extra time with our clients and not just educating them, but building lasting relationships and treating their pets like their own. 

Hickory, North Carolina is for those seeking an active lifestyle in a creatively focused, well-rounded community. Hickory is ideally situated, an hour from Charlotte, and an hour from Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along I-40. Well known for its festivals and community events, Hickory maintains a rich heritage of craftsmanship in furniture making and antiques, with Hart Square Museum dedicated to showcasing that quality and attention to detail, as well as a solid reputation in stock car racing circles (it is the home of Hickory Motor Speedway). Hickory is famous as a gateway to mountain adventures, a wide variety of dining experiences, beautiful lakes, and easy access to the urban centers of Charlotte and Winston-Salem. Hickory is Life. Well Crafted!

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As a Medical Director / Managing Veterinarian at Viewmont Animal Hospital, you will receive:

  • Generous Base Salary + production
  • Choice of Incentive(s): Student Loan Repayment Plan, Retention Bonus, Sign-On Bonus, Health Insurance Reimbursement, Vacation Allowance, Relocation Assistance or Donation to a charity of your choice! 
  • Quarterly Leadership Bonuses of up to 10%
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, ancillary coverage & 401k
  • Attractive PTO and a rotating schedule which will provide a healthy work-life balance from large blocks of days off, including weekends and no on-call hours required
  • $4,000 in CE and in addition we will pay for Licensing, DEA, dues & fees
  • Opportunity to provide new services to our community- Viewmont Animal Hospital supports the CE interests of our Veterinarians!

In order to provide top notch quality medicine, we are equipped with large exam rooms and a dedicated surgical suite along with all the bells and whistles including a full array of diagnostic tools and services including:

  • Digital Radiography
  • Digital Dental Radiography
  • A fully stocked pharmacy
  • In-house lab equipment
  • 2 chemistry analyzers
  • 1 hematology analyzer
  • 1 SediVue
  • Therapy Laser

Medical Director Leadership Qualities, Responsibilities & Qualifications:

We are looking for someone who will foster a positive, supportive environment that will encourage learning and collaboration across our team. We want someone who instills teamwork! You should be passionate about providing quality medicine, client education, and exceptional service to our loyal clientele.

Advancing Medical Care

  • Oversee surgical and medical cases for all doctors, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education
  • Answer client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures
  • Provide oversight and direction of medical standards, quality of care and inventory
  • Establish medical protocols
  • Oversee transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor
  • Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories

Leading Staff and Practice

  • Participate in recruiting and interviewing process for Doctors, and when appropriate general staff members
  • Be passionate about Mentoring other Associates
  • Monitor Doctor performance and production
  • Participates in technician appraisal and medical counseling sessions
  • Ensure 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

Financial Responsibilities

  • Drive revenue and contribute to hospital growth, including managing hospital expenses
  • Assist in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget and capital budget
  • Monitors key financial reports
  • Drives patient visits and encourages community involvement
  • Embrace change and support interests within the hospital
  • Monitors client service, marketing, and 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 the state of North Carolina
  • 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
  • Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients

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