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Area Medical Director – San Diego, CA – #7614

Area Medical Director – San Diego, CA – #7614

We are seeking an Area Medical Director who is ready to create a healthier, brighter future for pets, pet parents, and people in sunny San Diego, California.

The Area Medical Director directly supervises all veterinarians within the assigned region and is always considered the doctor in charge while in the hospital.

If you want to make a real difference, create an exciting career path, feel welcome to be your whole self and nurture your well-being, this is the career choice for you.

Our vision here is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. You’ll work with others who share these values and commitment.

We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills, and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Lead and provide management to all hospitals in assigned area to drive hospital growth and deliver performance objectives
  • Manage, develop, and provide mentorship to hospital veterinarians as well as any relief doctors who provide doctor services
  • Act as the primary medical point of contact for all hospitals within assigned area and ensure compliance with hospital policies and procedures and with local, state, and federal laws
  • Ensure your hospitals uphold our high standards, mission, and values
  • Monitor and report veterinarian adherence to medical standards in the Hospital SOPs
  • Review electronic medical records of direct reports regarding patient decisions and provide feedback and direction to associate veterinarians as a means to elevate patient care in our hospital
  • Review and analyze key metrics to improve veterinarian production
  • Ensure hospitals are maintaining a positive work environment that fosters efficiency, profitability, and partner retention
  • Practice high-quality medicine on an as-needed/relief basis in assigned area hospitals
  • Assist in the recruitment, interview, hiring, and onboarding process
  • In partnership with the Regional Medical Director and Area Operation Manager, support and manage the performance of the hospitals, prepare operating and capital budgets, and meet financial objectives and budget expectations
  • Frequently travel between area hospital locations with up to 40% of overnight travel (such as corporate office or conferences)

This position will impact our organization by contributing to the growth of a productive practice while focusing on a high-quality standard of care. From an overall hospital organizational standpoint, this position is critical to ensuring that we have a cohesive, well-trained, and motivated team. The desired result is the creation of an optimal environment that ensures employee retention, patient well-being, and customer satisfaction.

Education and Experience:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or its equivalent
  • Active licensure as a veterinarian without contingencies in the states in which the assigned hospitals are located or ability to obtain by start date
  • Current DEA license
  • Current Controlled Substance License, if applicable, in states in which the assigned hospitals are located or ability to obtain by start date
  • USDA Category I Accreditation or completion within two months of hire date
  • A valid Driver’s license and clean driving record required
  • At least 2 years of clinical practice experience
  • Strong knowledge of medical operations
  • General understanding of business financials
  • Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, leadership, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Ability to travel frequently between regional hospital locations with up to 40% of overnight travel


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and mental health benefits
  • PTO
  • CE
  • Bonuses
  • Paid Relocation
  • Competitive Pay
  • 401(k)
  • Short & long-term disability insurance
  • Generous personal pet care discounts
  • Flexible shifts
  • And so much more!

Life in San Diego

Located off the beautiful Pacific coast, you and your family will find plenty to do in this gorgeous beach city. San Diego is home to 70 miles of pristine beaches, and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. If you are looking for great food and drinks, you will find plenty of delightful eateries. Enjoy more than 300 days of idyllic climate weather to go swimming, biking, hiking, or for a stroll in one of the beautiful parks. Residents enjoy wonderful art galleries, museums, gardens, and lovely walking pathways. California’s diverse landscape allows San Diego residents to spend the morning soaking up the sun on the beach and then packing up their cars for a short drive to the slopes in Big Bear in the afternoon. Enjoy the bustling city’s diverse coastal, urban, and inland neighborhoods, top-rated higher education, diverse cuisines, and rich culture.

If you think you are the right candidate for this opportunity, then get in touch with us today. Click on the “Apply” button below.

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