Are you looking to advance your career in management by joining a vibrant young team of veterinarians? Do you enjoy working with people yet want to contribute to the health and welfare of horses? Look no further - we have the perfect spot for you! Burwash Equine has been in the equine veterinary business in Alberta for over 40 years. After experiencing tremendous growth since changing hands in 2013 and relocating to a beautiful new state-of-the-art hospital in 2018, we are looking to add to the management team by introducing a Practice Manager. The ideal candidate would be a positive, motivated individual who thrives on streamlining processes, enjoys building and maintaining an upbeat and inspired team, and who gains satisfaction from monitoring hospital performance, setting financial goals and knocking them out of the park. This position comes with a continuing education allowance to ensure we are continually growing and seeing positive changes, a complete health and dental plan (valued at approx. $600), uniforms, two weeks of vacation, 40% off of professional fees for veterinary work on employee’s horses, and WDDC ordering at cost + 10%. See https://www.burwashequine.ca/blog/2020/1/26/job-opening-practice-manager for more details. Can’t wait to hear from you! Submit a cover letter and resume with references to email@example.com.
Your role as practice manager is to manage the business activities of Burwash Equine Services, including: hiring and training support staff; working with the owners to prepare financial statements and budgets, monitoring key performance indicators and setting fees; maintaining inventory and an inventory control system; managing the hospital software; and implementing safety and security procedures. This is a leadership position with the additional responsibility of ensuring a positive work environment in which the practice achieves its goals. Once familiar with operations, you will have direct authority and decision-making responsibilities over all business aspects of the practice, allowing the veterinarians to focus on what they do best.
Education/Licensure and Experience Requirements: Certified Veterinary Practice Manager designation and/or bachelor’s degree in business is desirable but not required. 3 years of supervisory experience, minimum 3 years working in a veterinary practice. An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements. Demonstrated competence in budgeting and financial reporting and in staff management.
Candidate must be willing and able to pass a background check and drug screen.
Personal Requirements: Feel and express a genuine liking for animals and for working in an animal care environment. Must be able to work under the broad general administrative supervision of the owners and doctors, and to be able to use sound personal judgment in selecting methods, establishing priorities, and arriving at conclusions Must be able to tactfully demonstrate “take charge” capabilities. May be required to work uncommon hours, overtime, and be subject to recall in emergency situations. Deal intelligibly, pleasantly and efficiently with clients on the telephone and in person, often doing several things at one time. Display tact and diplomacy with staff members and clients. Work almost constantly in the presence of other staff members and clients. Be flexible in attitude and work habits. Quickly learn how to pronounce, know the meaning of and spell commonly used veterinary terms. Perform basic computer skills, type 45 words per minute and to use a 10 key calculator.
Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying records and equipment weighing up to 25 lbs; requires sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.