Managing Veterinarian at Valley Animal Hospital | Geneva, IL
National Veterinary Associates (NVA)
Location: Geneva, Illinois
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 17014
Valley Animal Hospital is growing!
We are seeking an enthusiastic, compassionate, positive, team-oriented managing veterinarian to join our team. We have excellent tenured technicians and support staff that provide a busy, fast paced, congenial work environment. We strive to provide quality and compassionate care to our patients—don’t take our word, though. Check out our Google reviews!
We offer generous, competitive compensation packages- CE Stipend, licenses, memberships, and dues paid. We offer health, vision, dental, disability and life Insurance in addition to 401K with a match program.
About our Hospital:
Dedicated surgical suite with surgical laser
6 full service exam rooms
1:1 Tech to Veterinarian ratio and during busy times there is an extra tech/floater. (Several of our techs have 16+ years of experience!)
Updated equipment including, full body digital radiology, K laser cold-therapy unit, Surgical Laser, and Ultrasound
In-house laboratory with IDEXX chemistry and blood analyzers, Sedivu urinalysis and microscope
Full dental service capabilities including digital dental radiograph
Expansive in-house pharmacy open to associate Veterinarian needs, online pharmacy for clients and compounding medications
Mentorship offered to Veterinarians looking to strengthen their skill set, especially with surgeries
Flexible schedule offered to best fit candidates needs, but all doctors alternate/rotate Saturdays and have one assigned day off during the week days.
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.
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 in 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.
Geneva, IL is about 40 miles west of Chicago, a population of 22,000 and is one of the stops on the Metra line, making commuting downtown Chicago easy. It is part of the tri-cities area located between St. Charles and Batavia. We are a wonderful, vibrant city located on the Fox River. There are numerous outdoor recreational activities, festivals, shopping, nightlife and dining available.
Geneva also boasts its award-winning schools being ranked in the top 3% of school districts in the Nation in 2016 and also ranked one of the best cities in Illinois to raise a family.
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.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university.
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 veterinary code of ethics.
Communication skills are essential to this practice setting and the clientele
Strong desire to learn and perform surgeries ranging from spays and neuters, soft tissue surgeries, emergency surgeries (splenectomies, foreign body surgeries), interest in orthopedics is a plus.
NVA is a leading global veterinary community of more than 1,400 veterinary hospitals and pet resorts united in the love of animals and the people who love them. Our animal care ecosystem spans the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Rooted in a culture of compassion, innovation and collaboration, NVA champions each hospital's unique culture and provides the support and opportunities veterinary teams need to deliver exceptional care to pets and their families.