Hospital Medical Director – SF Bay Area #5241

Hospital Medical Director – SF Bay Area #5241

We are seeking a Hospital Medical Director to join a team. This is a well-established animal shelter that believes all cats and dogs deserve access to high-quality veterinary care. The Director of Hospital Medicine (DHM) is a highly motivated, clinically skilled, dynamic leader, passionate about innovating and optimizing the quality and delivery of veterinary services. The DHM is also passionate about building high performing, collaborative teams. This hands-on leadership position is responsible for the vision, strategy, medical practice, and protocols of the hospital, coordinating with medical teams across the organization providing a continuum of care for pets and their people. The DHM shares a mix of administrative and clinical responsibilities; is a valued leader and member of the Director’s Circle; and will have influence on a number of strategic initiatives across the organization.

This organization operates two public veterinary practices providing wellness, general practice, emergency services, surgery, dental, and advanced diagnostics. Supported by a full in-house nursing team, veterinarians have the trained medical support requires for a high-volume hospital seeing more than 50,000 visits per year between the two locations. As a nonprofit organization, they are uniquely positioned in the community and provide financial assistance and surgical grants to pet guardians in need.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with leaders across the organization to guide and implement hospital goals and vision, build and maintain a sustainable financial model
  • Provide visionary leadership for the changing landscape in veterinary care and the anticipated on-going DVM storage
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and medical guidance of an extensive spectrum of medical cases
  • Design, update, and implement medical protocol/standards of care for the hospital
  • Responsible for ensuring the practice is in full compliance with all state and federal laws and accreditation requirements regarding the practice of veterinary medicine, controlled substances, and animal welfare
  • Participate in strategic planning, annual department budge & goal setting, and implementation of the organization’s vision
  • Provide veterinary care ranging from wellness to special procedures as appropriate
  • Cultivate and lead a collaborative hospital team
  • Partner with Community Medicine and Behavior Medicine leaders to establish standards of veterinary medical care for all patients
  • Foster teamwork and communication across the organization, ensuring the hospital programs are working effectively with all departments
  • Represent the organization publicly, advancing the reputation as a partner and leader
  • Represent and share the organization’s innovation and expertise by presenting at local and national meetings and conferences
  • Attract, develop, and retain talent to ensure that people with the right skills and motivations are in the right place at the right time
  • Empower Veterinarians to grow, lead, and innovate through teaching and mentoring
  • Provide team communication through regularly scheduled team meetings, keep team members updates on relevant medical techniques and information, encourage a stimulating interchange of medical knowledge.
  • Collaborate with all programs to optimize the client experience, including transitions from adoption to the hospital
  • Develop and recommend an annual budget and KPIs supporting the hospital’s strategic goals and operating plan
  • Ensure responsible administration of Financial Assistance programs
  • Provide oversite for work-load, workflow, and appointment scheduling to ensure maximum efficiency while balancing the needs of various stakeholders
  • Ensure a culture of excellent in client service, helping to create a relationship-centered practice
  • Coordinate regularly with leadership to ensure effective and efficient customer service and patient care process
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Development departments on reputation management and improvement initiatives


  • DVM/VMD or equivalent
  • Licensed to practice in the State of California, or ability to obtain license
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a full-time practicing veterinarian, ideally in a multi-veterinarian small animal practice
  • Previous experience leading and managing teams and programs with proven results
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the organization
  • Excellent diagnostic, clinical, and surgical skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing a diverse team of professionals, skilled in managing varied relationships and successful at facilitating collaboration and cooperation
  • Proven ability to implement best practice and achieve results
  • Skilled and effective communicator
  • Team player who has the ability to interface with all levels throughout the organization
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • Ability to embrace and foster change, creatively solve problems, and multi-task
  • Computer proficiency, including practice management software applications
  • Comfortable and proficient with MS Office, veterinary practice software
  • Self-motivated and able to initiate and complete tasks
  • Strong desire to acquire knowledge and learn new skills, committed to life-long learning
  • Ability to make decisions and explain rationale behind actions taken
  • Ability to embrace and foster change
  • Ability to collect and analyze data; present results

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