Roanoke Animal Hospital located in Roanoke Rapids, NC is looking for a Managing DVM to join our practice!
The Roanoke Animal Hospital has served the Roanoke Valley since 1954. Located in northeastern North Carolina along the scenic Roanoke River and Lake Gaston, Roanoke Animal Hospital is a certified American Animal Hospital Association member. Roanoke Rapids (pop 16,000) is situated directly off the Route 95 corridor which travels north-south from Maine to the Florida Keys. Roanoke Animal Hospital provides primary and preventative care for dogs, cats and small mammals to a well-established clientele.
More information is available at www.RoanokeAnimalHosp.com
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
- Well-maintained, 7,000 sq. ft., single story building with six exam rooms, treatment area, surgical suite, dental suite, grooming and boarding areas
- Tiered wellness plans for dogs and cats to promote complete wellness and preventive care
- In-House ECG and interpretation
- Idexx laboratory services
- AVImark hospital operating system with migration to paper-lite medical records
- Storz endoscope
- Fully outfitted with digital radiography including dental
- Isoflurane anesthesia, Vetroson electro-surgery unit, doppler and Dentalaire dental unit
- Ausonics Opus Impact ultrasound unit
- Complete in-house pharmacy with future online store for clients
- Opportunity exists to expand species care from feline and canine to avian, reptile and small mammals
About Halifax County
Halifax County, North Carolina is home to Native American history and culture in the heart and soul of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe. The Halifax State Historic Site and surrounding town is home to the adoption of the Halifax Resolves, the first official move for independence from England by any colony. In Roanoke Rapids, you can see the history of local transportation via a navigation canal, power generation and industrial history, all of which are celebrated at the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail. The town of Weldon was once a railroad hub, and a trestle of the Weldon-Wilmington Railroads, the lifeline of the Confederacy, still stands. African American history is honored at the historic Rosenwald School and the Remembering Tillery Project, a resettlement community.
Roanoke Rapids and all of Halifax County NC is a paradise for sportsmen and outdoor recreation. Scotland Neck NC is home to the world's largest waterfowl park, featuring over 1,000 ducks, geese and swans of more than 170 species. Both Roanoke Rapids and Weldon are known as "the rockfish capital of the world", where the banks of the Roanoke River are packed from March to May as striped bass anglers attempt to catch the rockfish as they come upriver to spawn. Agriculture is celebrated in the towns of Enfield, home of the annual Peanut Festival and the famous Aunt Ruby's Peanuts, and Hobgood, home of the annual Cotton Festival. If you love the water, enjoy Roanoke Rapids Lake and Lake Gaston, both of which offer public access facilities. Halifax County's own Medoc Mountain State Park offers hiking trails, picnic areas, camping, fishing and canoeing.
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.
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.