Kruger Animal Hospital is seeking a Managing Veterinarian to join our team!
Kruger Animal Hospital is located in the beautiful plains of Central Illinois, situated in the twin cities of Bloomington–Normal. We have been providing medical, grooming, and boarding services for our patients for more than 70 years. The staff at Kruger Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We differentiate ourselves by offering our clients and patients the unique attention they expect and deserve.
Kruger Animal Hospital’s mission is to provide professional veterinary care for our patients. Our goal is to guide our clients with education, respect and compassion in planning a lifetime of health for their pets. We will provide the highest standard of care in medicine, surgery and dentistry. It is our policy to treat our clients as we would treat our own. Being of service to our clients and patients is the definition of our purpose and the mission of our practice.
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL:
We are a 3 doctor, progressive, and paper light practice.
We have four exam rooms, treatment area, isolation ward, surgery suit and radiology suit equipped with digital radiology equipment, and digital dental radiography.
Grief room offering privacy and comfort for our clients choosing the decision of euthanasia for their pet.
Large comfortable entrance area with separate sides for feline and canine patients.
In addition to regular small animal species, a number of avian, reptile, and small mammal cases add the challenge and rewards of exotics to our practice.
In house laboratory capabilities for selected blood chemistry, urinalysis and sediments, PCV, TP, Fe-Leuk, and various ELISA tests are run by technicians along with a close association with external full-service clinical and pathological laboratories (IDEXX Laboratories).
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.
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 in which applicant is to be employed.
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.
NVA is a leading global veterinary community of more than 1,400 veterinary hospitals and pet resorts united in the love of animals and the people who love them. Our animal care ecosystem spans the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Rooted in a culture of compassion, innovation and collaboration, NVA champions each hospital's unique culture and provides the support and opportunities veterinary teams need to deliver exceptional care to pets and their families.