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District Veterinarian – North Houston, TX – #7257

District Veterinarian – North Houston, TX – #7257

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Medical Director who is ready to expand their career and jump into a new role as an Area Medical Director.

Must have experience with multi-sites, as this opportunity requires the candidate to oversee multiple animal hospitals in the north Houston area.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the veterinary centers they oversee are providing quality medical care with exceptional customer service and business performance through recruiting and supervising, as well as monitoring the development of outstanding medical directors and associate veterinarians.

We are committed to providing team-building mentorship pathways, as well as paths to leadership opportunities. We maintain a healthy workplace culture where your schedule is made to cater to you (plus no on-call!)

You’ll join a team that believes in building trust with clients and with each other and have incredible admin support so that you can focus on medicine with more peace of mind.

We are looking for a District Veterinarian who:

  • Supports the mission, vision, culture, and policies for complete care and well-being of pets.
  • Drives a successful and growing team through hiring, recruiting, referrals, and retention, then ensures an exceptional onboarding and mentorship experience for all.
  • Develops and leads the Medical Directors and veterinarian teams to ensure the care delivered in our hospitals meets industry, regulatory, and AAHA standards.
  • Serves as a mentor to staff, providing stability and leadership within the hospital(s).
  • Provides the medical directors and associate veterinarians with one-on-one development, supporting quarterly production performance and coaching for improvement. Further, uses performance monitoring as an opportunity to communicate success to the team and to identify and provide feedback on how business processes and procedures can be improved.
  • Can confidently manage conflict, deliver strong messages when needed, and address issues while effectively using consultation and feedback.
  • Understands how people learn differently and helps tailor their development where appropriate, flexing style and methods.
  • Endeavors to always deliver the highest standard of service.
  • Meets regularly with Practice Manager(s) on weekly priorities and expectations, and reviews controllable costs (DVM and support payroll, inventory, etc.)
  • Plays a significant part in the decision-making process and implementation of any new initiatives within their hospital(s) through critical awareness of knowledge issues clinically and operationally.
  • Is innovative and has responsibility for developing and changing practices and/or services in a complex and unpredictable environment; takes time to plan effectively and considers a number of external and internal factors, suggesting solutions before problems occur.
  • Leads from the front, consistent in their positive approach, focusing on the outcome/result even when presented with obstacles.
  • Participate in weekly operational conference calls.
  • Participate in practice management updates and training at all levels.
  • Have strong proven leadership abilities, strong mentoring and team-building skills, and excellent communication with colleagues and the referring community.
  • Actively participate in national, state, and local veterinary associations.
  • Fosters relationships with veterinary students and promotes externships in their hospitals.

Clinical Focus:

  • Area Medical Director providing clinical, surgical, and specialty responsibilities (60-80% of the time) with at least one non-clinical day scheduled each week.
  • Examines, diagnoses, and treats animals surgically or medically; basic surgical and dental skills required (spay, neuter, mass removal, dental extractions, etc.)
  • Operates medical equipment
  • Prescribes medication

Experience, training, and education:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) or equivalent foreign degree is required.
  • Five years of clinical veterinary experience is required.
  • Two years of hospital leadership experience are required.
  • Two years of veterinary multi-location management experience required.
  • Active, valid veterinary license in at least one state of responsibility, DEA license, and USDA Accreditation are required. May be required to attain additional state licenses.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Love for pets!
  • Deep-seated interest in providing for the overall health and well-being of pets to enhance and extend their lives.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage conflict well.
  • High energy and results-oriented.
  • Strong business acumen.


  • FREE health care premiums and short/long term disability
  • 401k plans; licensing, DEA, PLIT insurance included
  • Annual CE allowance, tuition reimbursement, student debt relief
  • Generous PTO

Life in Houston

You know what they say, everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s for good reason! Texas is internationally recognized as being one of the best states in the country for business due to its low taxes and booming economy! Houston is no exception! Buzzing with energy and independent spirit, Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and home to the famous Space Center Houston, renowned chefs, inspiring museums, and beautiful green spaces, complete with a bayou running through the heart of the city. Besides being a leading cultural and culinary destination in the South, the vibrant city features a thriving arts scene including resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies. Home to a wealth of activities and sights, beautiful landscapes, and that famous, friendly southern hospitality, it is no wonder that so many residents call the Houston area their home.

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