Managing Veterinarian (DVM)
Mentor, OH
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Job Description

Brightwood Animal Hospital is seeking an Managing Veterinarian (DVM)


We are a progressive, small animal (dogs & cats) hospital serving an affluent demographic area in east Mentor, Ohio. Brightwood Animal Hospital has provided high-quality veterinary care and grooming services to the local community for over 30 years and includes a smaller satellite location in northwest Mentor (Mentor Animal Hospital). Our current 3 doctor practice provides comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care in a professional and team-focused environment. Our competitive compensation package includes: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, Liability Insurance, Vacation Days, Holidays, Professional Association Dues, Annual Licensing, and CE Allowance.


Please visit our website for more information: http://brightwoodanimalhospital.com/


Our hospital is well-equipped with:


  • Digital Radiology
  • Digital Dental Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Dedicated Surgical Suite & Licensed Technicians
  • Surgical Laser
  • Rotating Boarded Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Endoscope
  • Vet-Dop
  • Tonopen
  • In-House Lab Equipment
  • Brand New Computers and Work Stations
  • Acupuncture/Chiropractic Medicine
  • Nearby Emergency Hospitals
  • And much more!


Job Summary

The Managing Doctor 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 Doctor is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are delivered.

In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing Doctor is responsible for the financial performance and general operations of the hospital under the guidance of Divisional Leadership. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing Doctor are responsible for cultivating a supportive and collaborative team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Advancing Medical Care

  • Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
  • Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
  • Provides oversight and direction of medical standards, quality of care and inventory.
  • Establishes medical protocols.
  • Oversees transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor.
  • Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.
Leading Staff and Practice
  • Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for Doctors, and when appropriate general staff members.
  • Monitors Doctor performance and production.
  • Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
  • Participates in technician appraisal and medical counseling sessions.
  • Ensures all medical staff receive applicable training, including the mentoring of new graduates.
  • Supports the Hospital Manager with staff training programs and tracking CE and DVM licensure.
Financial Responsibilities
  • Drives revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses.
  • Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget and capital budget.
  • Monitors key financial reports.
Growing the Practice
  • Drives patient visits and encourages community involvement.
  • Embraces change and supports innovative programs within the hospital.
  • Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives.
  • Seeks out ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
  • Licensure in good standing to practice in the state of Ohio
  • Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Delegates tasks and achieves results with hospital team members.
  • Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
  • Leads employees by coaching, correcting, developing, and motivating them to achieve success.
  • Manages time and tasks appropriately.
  • Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.

Equal Employment Opportunity


It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

Job Type Full-time