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Executive Medical Director - GP/Urgent Care

Papaya Veterinary Care
3 reviews
West Los Angeles, CA
$150,000 - $200,000 a year - Full-time


West Los Angeles, CA

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • License reimbursement

Full job description

Executive Medical Director - GP/Urgent Care – West LA

Papaya Veterinary Care is looking for an Executive Medical Director for our brand new West LA GP/Urgent Care Hospital. The Executive Medical Director is the key leader of each hospital and will partner with the Hospital Manager to grow and manage the practice. This position is for a start-up company, with 4 hospitals planned to open in the Los Angeles and San Diego markets. This is a ground level opportunity to earn ownership equity by being an early leader, serving on the company’s Advisory Board and growing their home hospital. This start-up is aiming to make the industry's top veterinarians' business partners.

We are a transformative veterinary hospital that offers an elevated level of care to both our patients (fur babies) and caregivers (clients). At Papaya Veterinary Care, our mission is to disrupt the current standard that falls short in providing thorough, available, and continuous care. By providing a positive and healthy work culture for our staff, we can commit to creating an exceptional and uplifting experience for all our clients, patients, and employees.

Our hospital is in the wonderful neighborhood of Sawtelle. Our hospital is just 4000 square feet with a spacious lobby designed for comfort of those waiting, an urgent care room, dental suite with two dental tables, a doctor’s office, and spacious break room for staff to put up their feet. We share a common passion for animals and thrive in a collaborative environment. If you are looking for an elevated experience in Veterinary Care, you have come to the right place!

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Spearhead recruiting, hiring, mentoring and development of hospital DVM staff for a GP/UC veterinary hospital.

· In addition to Leadership duties, the Medical Director will also be a practicing veterinarian.

· Participate in new hospital opening training. Provide constructive feedback to improve future iterations.

· Partner with Field Leadership to interview and select the Hospital Manager

· Support and partner with Hospital Manager in the recruiting, hiring, training and development of hospital staff.

· Foster an environment of responsibility and resilience.

· Participate in quarterly Advisory Board meetings.

· Help roll out and provide timely feedback on company initiatives, tech developments and other programs that impact hospital operations.

· Actively participate in Company Leadership training. Provide constructive feedback to improve future iterations.

· Other duties as assigned.

· Fosters a culture of friendly client service.

· Engage with staff and clients in a friendly and approachable manner.

· Develop and drive hospital standards of care.

· In partnership with the Hospital Manager, develop and execute hospital strategic plan to achieve key growth targets.

· In partnership with the Hospital Manager, manage expenses to meet budgetary goals.

· In partnership with Hospital Manager develop hospital specific SOPs


  • Minimum of 6 years in practice
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience with P&L responsibility
  • Ability and willingness to see Urgent Care cases
  • Valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of California
  • Ability and desire to see urgent care cases
  • Ability to mentor and train associate veterinarians in every facet of their job
  • Willing and able to work in an ever-changing environment


  • 401(K) matches, 100% up to 4%
  • DEA and Veterinary License reimbursement
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • CE allowance
  • Employer sponsored life insurance.
  • Paid time off
  • Pet care discount
  • Professional Development
  • Equity Incentive Program

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $150,000.00 - $200,000.00 per year

Medical specialties:

  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care

Schedule: 10-hour shift

Supplemental pay types: Production bonus

Ability to commute/relocate: West LA, CA 90064: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer provided relocation package (Required)

Work Location: In person

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $150,000.00 - $200,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care


  • 10 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Commission pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • West Los Angeles, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • license to practice veterinary medicine in California (Required)

Work Location: In person