McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital is a privately owned and well-established, AAHA-accredited, small animal practice located in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Our team is dedicated to the well-being of our patients and the people who get to have them as their companions. We are a multi-doctor practice with well trained staff, who are supportive and work together as a cohesive team.
We are looking to add a managing DVM to our exceptional team. Are you the one we are looking for?!
About the Hospital
Our hospital is fully equipped with modern diagnostics including: digital radiography, ultrasound, ECG, KCI wound vacuum, cautery, i-STAT, in-house IDEXX lab, and a dental suite. Paperless records running Cornerstone software.
We are located in beautiful Calgary, Alberta Canada, only an hour away from Canada's scenic Rocky Mountains. On your days off enjoy everything this vibrant, young city and surrounding area has to offer: Calgary Stampede, theatre, arts, music, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, fishing, camping, boating, golfing, visit Banff or Jasper, or see the pandas at the Zoo, there’s so much to see and do!
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.
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. (Hospital Manager will help with this)
Documents the required hours of continuing education credits per calendar year and CE completion. (Hospital Manager helps with this)
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 counselling 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.
Holds regular Dr. meetings with associate doctors.
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 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
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
About McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital
McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital is a family-owned facility dedicated to providing clients and their pets with high-quality veterinary services 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, while maintaining a strong foundation geared towards compassionate care and superior customer service. Whether clients are visiting our hospital for their pet’s routine health care or emergency services, we foster a friendly environment where open communication between our team and clients will aid clients in making the right choices for their pets.