Medical Director

National Veterinary Associates

Pinnacle Peak Animal Hospital is looking to hire a Medical Director for their established practice in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Pinnacle Peak Animal Hospital has been voted the BEST Vet Clinic in North Scottsdale by Nextdoor and North Scottsdale Lifestyle Magazine! We are a well-established AAHA-accredited hospital located at the crossroads of Scottsdale Road & Pinnacle Peak Road, with convenient access from Loop 101. We take pride in our dedication to the highest possible standards of veterinary medicine, patient care, and client service. We strive to give individualized patient care, client education, and a memorable experience.


The Managing Veterinarian 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 Veterinarian is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are delivered. 

In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing Veterinarian is responsible for the financial performance and general operations of the hospital under the guidance of Divisional Leadership. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing Veterinarian are responsible for cultivating a supportive and collaborative team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Advancing Medical Care

  • 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, quality of care and inventory
  • Establishes medical protocols
  • Oversees 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

  • Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for doctors, and when appropriate general staff members
  • Monitors doctor performance and production
  • 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/VMD licensure

Financial Responsibilities

  • Drives revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses
  • Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget and capital budget
  • Monitors key financial reports

Growing the Practice

  • Drives patient visits and encourages 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

Skills and Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must be a graduate from an AVMA accredited college or have successfully passed the ECFVG certification program or the PAVE certification program
  • Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed
  • 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

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

NVA is a growing community of general practice clinics, emergency hospitals, equine practices, specialty hospitals, and pet resorts across five countries. Our doctors and animal care teams share best practices, medical knowledge, innovation, and insights. This collaborative approach allows each individual practice and pet resort to do what they do best: service their local community with compassionate, best-in-class care and medicine, to enhance the lives of the animals they love while backed by the support, stability, and leadership of NVA. 

NVA offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees. The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process. For positions based in Colorado, NVA provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

NVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

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