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Assistant Department Manger

Summit Veterinary Referral Center is hiring an Assistant Department manager

We are currently seeking an Assistant Department Manager to join our rapidly growing team. You will work with our veterinary team to ensure they are providing high-quality medical care to both pets and their owners. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be adaptable, have a positive attitude, and a passion for leading people.


  • Work closely with the current Senior Department Manager (SDM)

  • Support the supervision of our hospital department staff and their floor supervisors

  • Support with recruiting, interviewing, and hiring for open positions in each department

  • Support with training and development of our staff

  • Work closely with the Medical Director and SDM to create and source appropriate continuing education for staff

  • Assist with creating a monthly schedule for each department

  • Lead by example and model exceptional service for patients and clients

  • Receive and investigate patient care complaints in conjunction with the Client Services Manager, recommend solutions to the Chief Operating Officer, and respond as needed

  • Assist the Inventory Manager in the maintenance of technical/medical inventory

  • Ensure that all staff complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies, according to federal and state law

  • Meet budgetary goals for each department and attend all management meetings


  • Personal characteristics, skills, and abilities:

    • Ability to lead, plan and manage change

    • Strong organizational skills

    • Strong time management skills

    • Strong negotiation skills

    • The ability to set priorities

    • Understand applicable regional regulatory requirements

    • Ability to anticipate unique service opportunities

    • Ability to build consensus and engage team members at all levels

    • Able to effectively handle stressful situations

    • Ability to exude confidence and leadership to successfully build and lead a team and maintain a positive work environment

    • Maintain a harmonious, constructive, and respectful relationship with those contacted in the course of work of all skill levels.

  • Computer:

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as word processing and spreadsheet software.

    • Ability and willingness to learn our practice management software (Instinct), and to perform clerical work with speed and accuracy

    • Proficient in google platform as well.


  • Three (3) years in people management

  • At least One (1) year in veterinary medicine preferred but not required.

- Compensation: $65,000-$80,000 annually DOE
- please                            to see our full benefits package

Apply today or email your resume directly to

 We look forward to hearing from you!

Summit Veterinary Referral Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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