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Veterinarian Medical Director


Full-time Veterinarian Medical Director


Tender Care Animal Hospital
6002 S Hwy 94, Weldon Spring, MO, US


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Veterinarian Medical Director

Tender Care Animal Hospital has been providing families and their pets with compassionate veterinary care since 2002. We are a dedicated team committed to providing exceptional veterinary care for our patients in a relaxed, comfortable, and friendly environment. We also provide daytime emergency and urgent care services.

We give back to the community through our work with rescue groups and shelters. Our hospital provides medical and surgical services for the Pet Adoption Center where we perform over 3000 spays and neuters for the local county shelter every year, along with other surgeries such as amputations, enucleations, mass removals and more.

Most importantly, our doctors are supportive and collaborative making it easier for you to transition into our practice. Our practice also provides well trained support staff and a team environment where staff truly enjoys working together. 

At Tender Care Animal Hospital, we take the health and well-being of our employees seriously, offering flexible working conditions and encouraging a well-rounded work/life balance. We offer competitive salary with high earning potential, high quality health, dental, and vision insurance, optional life insurance, disability insurance, 401K, generous CE allowance, reimbursement for membership dues and license fees, and many more discounts and supplemental insurance options! Commitment and relocation bonuses available!


Position Overview: The Medical Director (MD) is responsible for providing strong leadership for the hospital, managing and mentoring associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. The MD is also responsible for maintaining an environment of teamwork in which the highest quality veterinary medicine is delivered. In partnership with the hospital leadership team, the MD holds shared responsibility for the financial health of the hospital, directing staff and the overall management of practice operations. The MD also serves as a staff veterinarian in addition to the administrative and leadership duties of the MD role. Effective MDs demonstrate strong work and professional ethics, a positive attitude, and uphold a high standard of patient care. They are part of the foundation upon which successful veterinary practices are built and directly impact and influence hospital culture and morale.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintaining a high quality of progressive veterinary care
    • Oversees and gives directives regarding medical standards and quality of care
    • Sets policies as they pertain to the practice of medicine
    • Works toward making various services work as one team
    • In conjunction with appropriate leadership team members, recommends additions to the hospital inventory
    • Budgets for new equipment and provides a reasonable cost estimate and return on investment
    • Sees patients and handles clinical practice
    • Ensures positive communication with clients and between doctors, including the proper transfer of patient care responsibilities
    • Reviews patient records for completeness and accuracy and uses them to promote medical excellence
    • Appropriately manages controlled drugs
    • Reviews and approves requests for alternatives to additional drugs and medical supplies
    • Conducts regular doctor meetings
    • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager

Administration duties:

  • Handles patient care problems, client complaints, and referral partner issues
  • Manages veterinary, client, and board complaints and recommends resolutions
  • Schedules staff at the hospital to meet practice needs
  • Develops medical policies
  • Assists in ensuring practice compliance with the State Veterinary Medical Practice Act, OSHA, and AAHA standards

Leading by example:

  • Holds licensure in good standing to practice and maintains all required licenses with timely renewals
  • Monitors DVM performance and production, provides coaching when appropriate
  • Serves as a mentor and role model for all staff veterinarians

Development of the practice:

  • Leads candidate interviews of potential DVMs
  • Identifies new service opportunities that do not currently exist in the hospital
  • Holds ownership for the revenue and success of the practice through monitoring key performance indicators and works with the Hospital Manager to make adjustments to achieve positive results
  • Helps identify and plan for upcoming challenges in maintaining hospital operations and possible temporary solutions (locum)
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager


  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Ethics
  • Positivity

Qualifications: Education/Experience:

  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine Degree
  • 3-5 years of clinical experience, preferred


  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent time-management and delegation abilities
  • Exercises sound judgment and demonstrates exemplary decision-making skills
  • Professionalism and courtesy in all interactions with others
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

The list of essential functions, as outlined in this job description, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of any job function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.



PetVet Care Centers, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading operators of veterinary hospitals for companion animals. The company operates over 450 hospitals across multiple states and employs over 11,000 people including over 800 veterinarians. Since its inception, PetVet has been structured around a model that is focused on developing a partnership between the hospitals and the company and providing the highest quality medicine and service.

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