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Mentoring Veterinarian - Community Medicine and Surgery

Company: San Francisco SPCA
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Lead a team working at the intersection of veterinary medicine and social change!

The San Francisco SPCA imagines a community where all pet guardians will have access to quality care for their pets, regardless of income. Join us in making this vision a reality by bringing together high-performing, collaborative professionals as our Mentoring Veterinarian in Community Medicine and Surgery.

Our Community Medicine Program provides spay/neuter services for client-owned animals at our High-Quality High Volume Spay/Neuter (HQHVSN) Clinic, as well as preventative health services for client-owned animals at our Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC), Mobile Vaccine (MV) clinics, and our Community Cats Program.

The SF SPCA Veterinary Director of Community Medicine and Surgery (DCMS) is an experienced veterinarian, skilled surgeon, dynamic leader, passionate about providing the highest level of care in a compassionate and culturally-competent manner, and driven to improve community access to affordable veterinary care. The DCMS is a valued member of the Directors' circle and will have influence on a number of strategic initiatives across the Society.

This is a unique opportunity to lend your clinical leadership in partnership with our programmatic and operational director for this department. As a DCMS, you will be a hands-on leader with a mix of clinical responsibilities and being focused on building, growing and maintaining your department through being present in the clinic and on the floor in real time. The DCMS works in tandem with the Director of Community Medicine Program and Operations (DCMPO), with a focus on medical and clinical responsibilities. They are a thought leader on issues related to Access to Care and will have influence on several strategic initiatives across the Society. The emphasis for this clinical role is medical/surgical excellence.

This position partners daily and directly with the DCMPO who manages the administrative and operational side of this important SF SPCA unit. A perfect match for collaborative synergy!

Key responsibilities include:

  • Partner with the DCMPO to attract, develop, and retain clinical talent.
  • Training, development and direct oversight of Community Medicine veterinarians.
  • Participate in strategic planning, annual departmental budget & goal setting.
  • Provide HQHVSN, general surgeries and special procedures as appropriate.
  • Researches and develops wellness and incremental care protocols.
  • Conduct M&M rounds and regular team meetings with veterinarians. The ideal candidate:
    • Exudes passion for providing incremental care to client-owned animals in a non-judgmental manner with an emphasis on building meaningful relationships with clients.
    • Will be a hype-squad leader for our organizational vision, mission, strategy, medical practice, and protocols.
    • Demonstrates that excellent communication is the key to cultivating a positive and inclusive team.
    • Wows us with their big picture thinking by taking in information from many different sources and pairing it with the latest and greatest medical expertise.
    • Is driven by social justice and welcome the opportunity to remove barriers in access to care for all in our community. What's in it for you?
      • Our highly praised benefits package includes: CE funds + paid CE time, low-cost (generous) medical, vision, and dental insurance. PTO, floating holidays, 401K with matching funds, discounts, free parking, and the ability to participate in our Student Debt Benefit program or Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
      • We also boast fantastic daytime hours! Community Medicine department hours are currently Tues-Sat from 7:30 am-6:30 pm, daytime hours, no overnights! 4x10 shifts mean you get more time to enjoy your surroundings in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco SPCA welcomes everyone. We know diversity drives innovation and brings new perspectives. We consider our human variations valuable assets that help us continually strive to be better at what we do.

        Requirements
        • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school in general practice
        • Active, non-restricted CA state veterinary license or ability to obtain one
        • Valid driver's license
        • A skilled surgeon with 5+ years of experience in client-facing clinical practice
        • 5+ years of experience in a formal leadership and/or mentorship role; including mentoring veterinarians, team development
        • Able to perform high-volume wellness & prevention appointments and assessments for client-owned animals
        • Able to complete high volume (25-35) spay/neuters in a 2-doctor team
        • Bilingual Fluency in Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin is a plus

          Salary Description

          $225,000-$255,000

Keywords: San Francisco SPCA, San Francisco , Mentoring Veterinarian - Community Medicine and Surgery, Healthcare , San Francisco, California

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