Allegan Veterinary Clinic is a bustling companion animal practice situated along the Kalamazoo River in the charming downtown area of Allegan, MI. In 1983, Dr. William Brown first opened our doors with an “everyone is welcome” approach, and we have kept it that way since. As our practice continues to grow and evolve, we are excited to announce that we are finalizing plans to move into a brand new, state-of-the-art, facility later this year! The practice sees a wide variety of small animal cases ranging from sick/wellness exams, day time emergencies, soft tissue surgeries, and much more.
If you are looking for an energizing place to practice medicine while cultivating an engaging culture and driving high medical standards this is definitely the place for you! Our doctors do not practice medicine in their "own lanes", but instead value team-work and often collaborate and share knowledge with each other throughout the day.
We offer nutritional counseling, parasite control, bereavement counseling, and diabetes management.
About Allegan, MI
Founded in 1838 as a village and incorporated into a city in 1907, the City of Allegan is located 30 minutes from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and the Lake Michigan Shoreline. Allegan is home to approximately 5,000 people who have found the benefits of living in a small town within a short drive of big town amenities. Here, you will find a city comprised of varying tight knit residential neighborhoods and an intact traditional downtown that embraces its history while simultaneously welcoming new people and ideas. The City of Allegan is a full service city, with its own hospital, 24 hour police, fire, and emergency service coverage, and its own state of the art drinking water plant and water resource recovery plant. In regards to education, the City is home to Allegan Public Schools, a school system committed to excellence both in and out of the classroom and part of the larger Allegan Area Educational Service Agency that offers education programs from Early Childhood to the Technical Education Center and even has a connection with Lake Michigan College. The community prides itself on its connection with the surrounding natural environment and is a place where one can enjoy all four seasons outdoors.
The Managing Doctor is responsible for providing medical leadership for the hospital, managing associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. The Managing Doctor is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are delivered.
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing Doctor is responsible for the financial performance and general operations of the hospital under the guidance of Divisional Leadership. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing Doctor are responsible for cultivating a supportive and collaborative team environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Advancing Medical Care
Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
Provides oversight and direction of medical standards, quality of care and inventory.
Establishes medical protocols.
Oversees transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor.
Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.
Leading Staff and Practice
Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for Doctors, and when appropriate general staff members.
Monitors Doctor performance and production.
Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
Participates in technician appraisal and medical counseling sessions.
Ensures all medical staff receive applicable training, including the mentoring of new graduates.
Supports the Hospital Manager with staff training programs and tracking CE and DVM licensure.
Drives revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses.
Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget and capital budget.
Monitors key financial reports.
Growing the Practice
Drives patient visits and encourages community involvement.
Embraces change and supports innovative programs within the hospital.
Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives.
Seeks out ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state of Michigan
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Delegates tasks and achieves results with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Leads employees by coaching, correcting, developing, and motivating them to achieve success.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 6946
About Allegan Veterinary Clinic
The veterinary profession isn’t like any other—it’s the only field predicated on the love of a patient who can’t tell you what’s hurting and can only look to you for help. It takes a special kind of person to do that job, or the jobs supporting that job. NVA doesn’t create those special people—we find them, cultivate them, and give them resources and opportunities to do what only they can do. Whether treating patients, managing a pet resort, or serving hospitals from NVA’s Support Center, NVA’s animal professionals are caring people, united by a love of animals. NVA is proud to honor that connection and is committed to serving our team members by providing them with the tools, support, and freedom to be the professionals they’ve always wanted to be.