Chastain Animal Clinic in Smyrna, GA is seeking a Managing DVM to join our Practice
Chastain Animal Clinic is currently looking for a Managing Veterinarian to join and help grow our companion animal hospital. We are located in Smyrna GA, voted on Money's list of the 50 Best Places to live in the United States. Chastain Animal Clinic is five miles from the new SunTrust Stadium, home of the Atlanta Braves and the new outdoor entertainment area, The Battery. Chastain is located in Cobb County which is just under two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains and about 15 miles from Atlanta. We are located in a great central location that you are about two hours from Tennessee, South Carolina, and Alabama for weekend getaways to be able to provide a healthy work-life balance.
Candidates will enjoy a well-appointed hospital that offers the best medical care at affordable prices in a thriving community. Our talented support staff gives our practice a family feel and clients have rated us highly on several social media platforms. We are seeking a candidate who believes in interacting with the client and their pets with compassionate medical care and ongoing education.
The hospital offers in house laboratory testing with CBC and Chemistry hardware as well as the full array of reference laboratory through IDEXX. We keep a fully stocked and evolving pharmacy in house and the convenience of online pharmacy for our clients. The clinic has diagnostic equipment including digital X-ray and Ultrasound with a dedicated surgical suite and a hospitalization area. We have full service dentistry with digital X-Ray as well as flexible wellness plans for all ages of patients.
Chastain Animal Clinic offers several benefits such as, competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, and supplemental choice plans. We also offer CE allowance, paid time off, paid DEA, and state licensing fees.
The Managing DVM 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 DVM is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine is delivered.
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing DVM is responsible for the financial performance of the hospital, preparing operating and capital budgets, and meeting budget expectations. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing DVM are responsible for directing staff and the overall management of the practice, under the direction of NVA Divisional Leadership.
Advancing Medical Care
Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, insuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
Maintains and improves quality of medical and surgical procedures.
Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
Oversight and direction of medical standards and quality of care.
Establishment of medical protocols.
Recommendation of hospital inventory.
Assure current licensure of all DVMs.
Documents the required hours of continuing education credits per calendar year and CE completion.
Oversees transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor.
Leading Staff and Practice
Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for DVMs, and when appropriate general staff members.
Monitors DVM performance and production.
Prepares DVM work schedules.
Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
Participates in technician appraisal and counseling sessions by relaying appropriate information to the Hospital Manager.
Partners with the Hospital Manager to make hiring and termination recommendations.
Trains all medical staff, including the mentoring of new graduates.
Supports the Hospital Manager in the development and delivery of staff training programs.
Creates a positive work environment and works with the Hospital Manager to resolve staff problems, concerns, and conflicts.
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, develops a workplace conductive to high employee morale, ensuring positive working relationships between clients, doctors and staff.
Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.
Responsible for the financial performance of the hospital including revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses.
With the hospital team and supported by the Divisional Leadership, prepares an annual planning matrix, operating budget and capital budget.
Takes ownership for the revenue and success of the practice by monitoring key financial reports.
Growing the Practice
Partners with the Hospital Manager to drive patient visits and community involvement.
Capable of championing change and driving innovative programs in the hospital.
Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, continually looks for ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics
The ability to delegate responsibility and achieve results with hospital team members
Capable of quality decision making
The ability to coach, correct, develop, and motivate employees
Demonstrates excellent time and task management
Demonstrates professional and courteous presentation with staff and clients