Mission: ...to improve the comfort and well-being of patients by providing progressive and compassionate veterinary care. We develop a team of individual hospitals that share knowledge to achieve sustainable growth.
I have been working at National Veterinary Associates full-time
As someone who has worked for almost every corporate veterinary group possible, I can say with confidence that the NVA model suits my needs best. The entire staff is given real autonomy from management. As a medical director I have absolute discretion over my medical protocols, inventory items and management style. Yes, I work for a corporation and am expected to maintain a profitable hospital but I don't see how that would be different if I were a private owner. NVA allows me the ability to practice cutting edge medicine without having to navigate the soul-crushing complexities of HR/accounting/payroll. I am finally able to purchase the best drugs and equipment that allow me to practice the most rewarding type of medicine. Based on annual performance hospitals also qualify for additional capital expense purchases that do not come out of the clinic's finances.
My medical benefits are not extended to my immediate family (this is keeping me from getting married!) I do not have a 401-K matching plan. My medical benefits are meager and overpriced.
Advice to Management
I couldn't say better things about working for NVA. The staff at our facility has a blast working here every day and the clients have been incredibly responsive to the positive new changes.
I applied online. I interviewed at National Veterinary Associates (Agoura Hills, CA) in February 2015.
Process was multi-tiered with interviews spread out over a long period of time. Phone interviews began with individuals currently employed in that position then move up through different levels of management.
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