Are you a strategic, innovative veterinarian who is passionate about preserving the human-animal bond and is great at building strong, joyful teams? If so, we are looking for you to join our team!
In 2018, the San Francisco SPCA celebrates 150 years of saving, caring for, and improving the lives of animals and the people who love them. At this exciting time in our history, we are seeking two highly motivated and proven Hospital Medical Directors who are ready to dive right in and help the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospitals achieve their vision of creating a Center of Excellence and Compassion.
Founded in 1868, the San Francisco SPCA is one of the oldest and most respected animal welfare organizations in the world and, through education, outreach, and advocacy, we have helped make San Francisco one of the most progressively humane cities in America.
Our Mission is to save and protect animals, to provide care and treatment, to advocate for their welfare and to enhance the human-animal bond.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a priority. We look forward to hearing from you.
San Francisco SPCA is hiring two separate Hospital Medical Directors for our Mission and Pacific Heights Campus'. These positions are responsible for optimizing the quality of veterinary services provided at the San Francisco SPCA hospitals. Reporting to the Vice President of Veterinary Services, these roles will supervise the Associate Veterinarian staff. These positions requires highly motivated, clinically skilled and compassionate veterinarians who will lead and manage a highly skilled team. The role will assist the Campus Leadership Team to cultivate an outstanding client experience, foster communication among departments, and create an engaging and motivating work environment for veterinary team members and for all hospital staff. The Hospital Medical Director is a key role in translating the SF SPCA Values to improve overall Hospital quality and performance.
San Francisco SPCA operates two full-functioning veterinary hospitals, one in the Mission District and one in the Pacific Heights District. Both hospitals provide general practice, emergency services, surgery, dental, and diagnostics. Additionally, the Pac Heights campus provides one of the only 24/7 emergency services in the area. Supported by a full team of Registered Veterinary Technicians and Client Service Representatives, the SF SPCA veterinary team sees over 55,000 visits per year between the two campuses. As a non-profit, the SF SPCA proudly provides veterinary services to all members of the community, including those who are in need of financial assistance.
Education and Experience (required):
Graduated from an accredited veterinary medical college - DVM or equivalent
California licensure in good standing
Minimum of five years of experience as a full-time practicing veterinarian, ideally in a multi-veterinarian small animal practice
Previous management/leadership experience or related continuing education and training required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be highly motivated and dedicated toward the humane care and treatment of all animals
Must have excellent diagnostic, clinical and surgical skills; must have enthusiasm and desire toward learning new skills and adapting to the ongoing changes that occur in veterinary medicine
Leadership-Ability to inspire and motivate people to adopt hospital philosophy and goals
Ability to communicate with the public, volunteers, and co-workers in a courteous and professional manner at all times
Ability to give and receive feedback
Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful work environment utilizing good time management and multi-tasking skills
Ability to work effectively in a team oriented environment
Must be able to organize and execute policies and procedures as planned while maintaining the ability to be flexible