Medical Director, Veterinarian

Veterinarian - GP Lemon Grove, California


Position at San Diego Pet Hospital

Medical Director, Veterinarian 

San Diego Pet Hospital 


Who we are 

San Diego Pet Hospital is seeking a Medical Director to lead their team.    


We are an established general practice in Lemon Grove, San Diego with loyal and dedicated clients and an educated and compassionate support team.  We provide exceptional care to our patients, and the people who love them. Progressive medicine including surgery, digital radiology, ultrasound, preventative, lab work and more.  


We are located in a suburb of San Diego, and is the longest continuously operating animal clinic in all of San Diego, established in 1942. We have a well-equipped facility with a devoted and highly skilled staff who value Fear-Free and Feline Friendly practices. We have a passion for supporting an emotionally intelligent atmosphere with a culture that understands the importance of a great work/life balance!  


As the head of your hospital, you’ll have the guidance and resources to excel as a leader. This includes access to a Medical Initiatives Committee to become stronger and more equipped to develop your practice.  


We are seeking an experienced, open, and approachable Veterinarian who is interested in developing as a leader.  


Who we are looking for 

  • Has commitment to practicing excellent patient care. 
  • Understands and applies the importance of the client experience. 
  • Has proficient skills in medicine, surgery, and dentistry. 
  • Keep current on new products and medical protocols. 
  • Ability to maintain accurate electronic medical records and regularly audit those of other doctors. 
  • Coordinate and disseminate Continuing Education for the doctor and medical team. 


Provide your best care as a Thrive Pet Healthcare veterinarian. 

As Medical Director, you’ll have the guidance and resources to excel as a leader. This includes access to a Medical Initiatives Committee and Thrive Certified Leader Curriculum to become stronger and more equipped to develop your practice. 


The success of your patients’ care matters to you, and your success matters to us. Our progressive compensation model includes competitive base salaries with production compensation opportunities. Plus, no negative accrual. 


Experience & Skills Requirements 

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM / VMD) or equivalent degree required.
  • State Veterinary Board License and must be in good standing for the state in which they intend to be hired, prior to their start date.
  • Active DEA license or DEA licensure eligible.


Benefits – our care in action 

We provide benefits spread comprehensively across your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing designed to meet your needs as a unique individual. Some key benefits include: 


  • ​​​​​Paid time off including 8-weeks of full-pay parental leave, bereavement to grieve both humans and pets, and time off for new pet adoptions.
  • Pet perks include free exams, discounts on products and services, and more at all Thrive Pet Healthcare locations.
  • Generously subsidized backup and ongoing care support for children, adults, and pets
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions.
  • Continuing education support through free courses, CE credits and paid time off to complete.

And so much more! 


Plus, we have a Medical Excellence & Education platform including a Clinical Research Committee, Specialty Directors Board, Doctor Mentorship Committee, and more. This platform is designed to support and empower you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to strengthen and nurture your professional journey. 


To learn more about this amazing opportunity, apply today or reach out to us at [email protected]. 


Compensation negotiable based on credentials and experience with an annual PROSAL range starting at $160,000 / year. The actual salary offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. 


At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all of our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered.