Animal Emergency & Critical Care, soon to be known as North Alabama Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, is moving our Huntsville, AL team into a brand-new hospital in Madison, AL and we’re seeking an energetic, motivated, and experienced Medical Director!
We are a rapidly growing, 24-hour, AAHA-accredited hospital, consisting of 4 ER DVMs and a support team of 22 with 5 Licensed Veterinary Technicians. Because of our exceptional reputation with our referring veterinarians and the booming economy in Alabama, we are expanding our services in a brand-new, 11,000 sqft hospital! Our state-of-the-art hospital will bring together a team of experienced emergency veterinarians to provide advanced medical care with the latest equipment on the market.
We have a fun and collaborative team of experienced veterinarians to support you! We offer an outstanding benefit and compensation package and encourage professional growth and development to all our team members.
In partnership with the Hospital Manager and EVH Field Leadership, Medical Leadership and Support Teams, the Medical Director is responsible for:
Advancing Medical Care
Oversees associate veterinarians and supports them in oversight of surgical and medical cases, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, timely completion of medical records, and outstanding client communication and education.
Answers client and referring doctor questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures and provides thorough medical review as needed.
Provides oversight and direction of medical standards, quality of care, and inventory.
Establishes medical protocols.
Leading Clinical Staff and Practice
Leads the recruiting and interviewing process for doctors, and when appropriate, administrative team members.
Partners with doctors to set goals and monitors doctors’ performance and production.
Ensures appropriate onboarding of all new staff doctors and relief veterinarians.
Develops and implements veterinarian ER mentorship program.
Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget, and capital budget.
Monitors key financial reports.
Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.
Growing the Practice
Drives patient visits and encourages community involvement to market the practice (lunch and learns, career days, etc.)
Embraces changes and supports innovative operational programs within the hospital.
Seeks out opportunities for service line expansion that may improve practice growth.
This role is typically approximately 75% clinical and 25% administrative.
What’s so great about North Alabama? Our warm and hospitable culture offers a wide range of activities including museums, parks, outdoor activities, live music, sports venues, and unique shops. Known as an innovative community for aerospace and science, common attractions are the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and NASA Space Flight Center. Some favorite local destinations are the Huntsville Historic District, the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, and the North Alabama Barbeque Trail.
NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health.
We are excited to announce Ethos Veterinary Health as our new name. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and legacy NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals. This powerful new community brings together a dynamic network of ~145 hospitals, an unmatched team of experts, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the animal health profession and better patient outcomes.
Our commitments to the industry, the profession, our teammates, and our patients, will not change, and in fact will be stronger than ever, as we forge new ground as this new dynamic community.
Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees. The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process. For positions based in Colorado, EVH provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.
Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.
Ethos Veterinary Health (“Ethos”) consists of over 145 world-class specialty and emergency hospitals dedicated to advancing animal health and providing exceptional, compassionate care. With a network of over 2,000 specialty and emergency caregivers, Ethos brings together an integrated community of expertise and collaboration enabling continuous growth and learning. As one of the largest veterinary specialty networks, Ethos takes a scientific, evidence-based approach to lead the advancement of cutting-edge medicine to extend and improve the lives of pets. For more information, visit www.ethosvet.com. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals.