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Job Description:

Riverview Animal Hospital is seeking a Hospital Director to join our team!

Riverview Animal Hospital in Durango, Colorado is a full-service companion small animal pet hospital, specializing in pain management, high-risk anesthesia, digital x-ray, ultrasonography, preventative care, laser therapy, and critical urgent care. Our veterinary services, equipment, and facilities are designed to provide preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic care for all stages of life dogs and cats. It is our commitment to provide the best veterinary care to help furry family members live their highest quality of life as long as possible.

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Riverview Animal Hospital is a team-oriented, positive, cheerful, and progressive practice with highly skilled and trained staff all working with the same goal in mind – to help pets live their best life. The Durango community agrees having voted it the “Best Veterinary Clinic” in Durango for the past 7 years!

For more information, please visit our website at: (www.riverviewanimal.com)

The Role

NVA is considering energetic and passionate applicants for a hands-on Hospital Director (HD) to help continue to drive profitable future growth and organizational development at two of our Durango, CO hospitals.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic business leader with a proven track record, thrives in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, lives for developing and leading team members and organizations has above average EQ, and is dually passionate about data-driven analysis and decision making, as well as the importance of the human-animal bond.


Directly oversees all operations and business activities and leads staff for all departments.
Partners effectively with the Medical Director, who is responsible for the overall level of medicine and high-quality patient care.
Demonstrates a strategic orientation by translating a vision into actionable plans and activities and by managing operations effectively to achieve objectives.
Directs leadership team to facilitate the resolution of issues within the hospital.
Consciously shapes a positive hospital culture based on trust and teamwork that caters to the needs of our clients and referring veterinarians.
Passionate about providing resources, support, and supervision for the hospital staff.
Strategic Orientation

Develops in-depth understanding of local market and relationships with referring general practice veterinarians to understand their needs.
Identifies and executes short- and long-term plans for growth, including addition of new services, recruitment of doctors and other key team members, pricing strategy, space optimization, and acquisition of new equipment.
Financial Analysis & Planning

Responsible for accounting and finance processes within the hospital, as well as creation of an annual operating budget built to achieve overall revenue growth and profitability.
Leads hospital financial activities, including monthly review of financial statements and appropriate corrective action in response to variances and trends.
Applies continuous improvement principles to existing financial and operating processes with constant communication and feedback loop with doctors and hospital staff.
Owner of the P&L and responsible for meeting and exceeding expected financial results.

Business Operations

Inspirational and motivational leader who will drive results across all elements of the business. Sets goals and evaluates progress toward goals.
The HD will help each person on the team to develop a deep understanding of the mission, vision, and values and how individual work is aligned with business goals that contribute to and ultimately drive our success.
Partners effectively with NVA and technology providers to support and enhance hospital activities and the experience of clients and referring veterinarians.
Directs growth activities to support business objectives and plans. Provides thought leadership, coaching, and mentoring to elevate hospital leadership team—and the entire team—to increased performance and productivity levels.
Understands lean principles and identifies and executes opportunities to improve processes and create efficiencies.
Ability to support our market capital project strategy, which includes a renovation/expansion and two De Novos.

Requirements / Personal Attributes

5+ years of progressive operational management experience with a record of success, including experience managing a P&L.
Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred.
Larger scale healthcare (veterinary or human) experience preferred, but not required.
Multi-site leadership experience preferred, but not required.
Learns quickly and can absorb new information rapidly.
Self-motivated while also expert at motivating, coaching, and inspiring others.
Ability to roll up your sleeves and get things done with enthusiastic participation.
Proficient in Microsoft applications – Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook.


Salary Range $70,000-$80,000 annually + Bonus Opportunity

Contact Information:

Job Link: Click HERE To Apply!

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