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Partner Veterinarian

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Ballston - Arlington, VA

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Partner Veterinarian

Ballston Quarter – Arlington, VA

Ballston Quarter Heart + Paw Center is seeking an Partner Veterinarian to lead our team and be an integral part of how we are reimagining pet care at our well-established center in Arlington, VA. In addition to having the autonomy and support to lead the Apache Trail team; you are also eligible to buy in and co-own the hospital up to 49%.

Position Description

Our ideal candidate will be client centric, have a deep appreciation for the human-animal bond pet parents have with their pets, be passionate about embracing low stress handling philosophies and methodologies in patient care, be enthusiastic about giving back to and building a relationship with the local community, be comfortable with the need for adaptability, and have at least 2 years of clinical experience in a companion animal practice.

Your Day to Day

The Partner Veterinarian is the primary leader at our pet center with direct oversight of the team and all services provided.  The Partner Veterinarian is responsible for ensuring that all services meet the appropriate standards of care (as defined by state practice act and Heart + Paw).  She/he will be responsible for providing quality veterinary care and leading day to day operations in a way that is focused on a client/pet centered approach to veterinary care.  She/he will also be an integral component in building the success of the Heart + Paw center. 

As Partner Veterinarian, you will:

  • Practice veterinary medicine in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines along with any Heart + Paw quality standards.  Assure that all associate veterinarians do the same.
  • Serve as a role model and champion of the Heart + Paw brand.
  • Serve as resource for other pet centers within the Heart + Paw community as applicable.
  • Serve as a mentor and resource to all associate veterinarians.
  • Promote and practice top quality preventive care.
  • Lead the veterinary hospital team through daily patient caseload and direct center team members in a positive and efficient manner.
  • Communicate with clients in a positive and efficient manner, utilizing Heart + Paw technologies available (Telemedicine, texting, emails, etc.)
  • Address and resolve client concerns arising from care provided in center.
  • Develop and maintain positive and lasting relationships with clients and community.

In partnership with the Center Director:

  • Oversee the care of all pets in the center, encouraging collaboration and communication across center services and championing low stress handling philosophies and methodologies in pet care.
  • Hire and train pet center team members to deliver excellent pet care and an outstanding client experience.
  • Oversee proper use and maintenance of all center equipment and facility cleanliness and adherence to brand standards.
  • Create a positive and collaborative working environment for all center team members.
  • Partner with Heart + Paw leadership to manage all team member issues (scheduling, communication, development, discipline).
  • Provide effective communication between pet center and Heart + Paw leadership.
  • Participate in planning, budgeting, and review of pet center financial performance. 
  • Provide a quarterly business review and plan to Heart + Paw leadership.
  • Partner with Heart + Paw leadership to deliver outstanding financial results for pet center.
  • Lead development of medical, technical, and communication skills of all center team members.
  • Take lead in marketing pet center in community in partnership with Heart + Paw leadership.
  • Promote all center services (grooming, day care, boarding, retail)

Ballston Quarter Co-Ownership Opportunity

  • Opportunity to Buy-in and Co-own a best-in-class newly built veterinary and pet care center with established clientele in an upper-income community ($124K median household income).
  • Up to 10% gifted equity in practice upon hitting profitability milestones.
  • No start-up losses!
  • Create your ideal practice culture and clinical protocols.
  • True partnership with all key decisions made together.
  • Practice profit distributions semi-annually.
  • Flexible co-ownership buy-in options 5-49% ownership, with as little as $20,000 investment at time of partnership.
  • Option to increase ownership over time up to 49%.
  • Assistance offered if needed in obtaining financing.

Qualifications

What You Will Bring to Our Team

The first-choice talent for our Partner Veterinarian position must be a licensed veterinarian (DVM/VMD or equivalent) in good standing with the applicable state veterinary board.  She/he should have 4-5 years of clinical experience, a desire for ownership, and excellent client communication skills. 

He/she will possess the following core competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent reputation with doctors in the community.
  • Consumer-centric mindset with proven ability to bring, build, and retain a strong client base.
  • Strong interest in the use of technology to advance the practice of veterinary medicine and the pet/pet parent experience.
  • Highly collaborative and able to deal with ambiguity as well as learning on the fly.
  • Skilled in business acumen with the ability to drive financial results through quality veterinary medicine and proven ability to build a practice. 
  • Proven leadership experience within clinical practice.
  • Fear Free and HABRI certification or desire to become certified. 

 

Heart + Paw is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

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