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Medical Director (Owen Sound, Ontario)

Posted in Careers, Ontario, Associate Veterinarian

Grey Bruce Pet Hospital in beautiful Owen Sound is looking for a Medical Director to join our team.

Position Details

Position: Medical Director

Hospital: Grey Bruce Pet Hospital

Location: Owen Sound, Ontario

Job Type: Full Time

Experience: Veterinarian

Education: Doctorate (Required)

Description:  Grey Bruce Pet Hospital in Owen Sound, Ontario is seeking a talented, experienced, and innovative Veterinarian to join our team in the capacity of Medical Director.

Only 6% of hospitals in Canada are accredited by AAHA, and our 4 Veterinarian, Small Animal hospital is one of them. We celebrate best practices and are not shy to try new things, most recently introducing stem cell therapy and digital thermal imaging to our roster. We look forward to welcoming a Medical Director that will lead by example, and work in collaboration with our Veterinarians and 7 Registered Veterinary Technicians. Together, with our other support team members, we will continue to run a busy and successful hospital. We are constantly striving to be better, with clear protocols and progressive culture. We have regular doctor’s meetings to ensure consistency and open communication. We take pride in the supportive and inspirational practice culture we have cultivated and are excited by the opportunity for continued growth ahead.

Experienced Medical Directors are preferred, but an experienced Veterinarian with a disposition towards leadership and a strong work ethic would also be considered. Our ideal candidate possesses exemplary communication skills, a high degree of integrity, and experience managing other employees. For the right individual we would absolutely consider the possibility of buy-in, it’s important to have a voice and take part in the evolution of your hospital.

You will be scheduled for 36-40 hours over 4 days as well as working one in four Saturday shifts. There will be a mix of appointments and surgeries. Each of our veterinarians is responsible for one on-call shift every 4-6 weeks as part of a rotating call system shared within our community.

The Medical Director will be:

§  committed to supporting, motivating, empowering, and educating our team members;

§  responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of care provided to the pets we care for;

§  responsible for offering impeccable client service;

§  fostering a supportive work environment for the people we interact with;

§  enhancing team collaboration to support the growth and vision of the practice.


In support of your medicine, you will have an in-house lab, digital x-ray, therapeutic laser and ultrasound available. Along with theriogenology, rehabilitation and chiropractic services in-house, one of our vets rounds out our Western medicine with Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture for the times when your clients wish to pursue these methodologies. With a fear-free mindset and emphasis on client relationships, we are lucky to have a compliant client base that benefits from our extensive scope of services. We use cloud-based software (Ezy-Vet) and our nearest referral centre is conveniently located within the Ontario Veterinary College.  Our building has served us well for many years but we are currently in the planning stages for construction of a new hospital – something to look forward to!

Owen Sound is a perfect mix of rural and urban. It is only a 2-hour (scenic) drive from the big city of Toronto and, is the largest urban community in its county. Owen Sound’s tagline is literally “Where you want to live!” You only have to visit to understand why. It is a rapidly growing, family-oriented city located in the heart of beautiful Grey County.  This is a community with small town values and big city services!  Boasting a large retail sector, a Canadian Hockey League team, a regional hospital with specialty services, a brand-new YMCA facility, a vibrant arts community and other amenities.  What truly distinguishes Owen Sound is the expansive harbor on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, complete with stunning beaches, shipwreck scuba diving, and numerous waterfalls in the area. Enjoy a day kayaking in the summer, or escape to Blue Mountain for skiing in the winter. It’s all possible in Owen Sound, and the region also boasts incredible value for money with property and housing being readily available and very affordable. It is the type of place that allows you to live on an acreage and still be at work in 10 minutes!

We value Medical Directors, and prove it by supporting your personal, financial, and professional growth through:

Continuing Education (CE);
Competitive Salary;
A comprehensive Health Benefits package (100% of extended Medical & Dental premiums paid for things not covered under our publicly-funded healthcare);
Professional Services coverage (chiropractor, massage therapist, physiotherapist, vision, etc.);
Employee Assistance Program;
Paid Licensing & Membership Dues;
Professional Liability Insurance coverage;
Paid Vacation time;
Paid Sick & Personal Days;
Generous Veterinary Discounts (75% off services for your own pets, and an extended family and friends discount);
Uniform Allowance;
Eligibility for a discretionary Performance Bonus;
Signing Bonus to help with moving expenses can be arranged for out-of-town candidates, and we will even help you find a place to live!

If you are looking for a progressive environment where each individual is heard, and recognized for their unique contributions, we'd love to talk.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive, and diverse workplace. If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know!


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