Are you a veterinarian with the desire for change? Would you still like to perform your surgical magic while branching out into an important leadership role with the opportunity to enhance the lives of thousands of people and puppies? If so, please keep reading because this might be the beginning of that journey.
We are looking for an Animal Health Director who will operate and lead all animal health related operations at six retail pet stores and main veterinary center in beautiful, sunny Phoenix, Arizona. Your passion is the health, welfare and care of our puppies. You will oversee the puppy supply chain, ensuring the delivery of healthy, happy puppies from exceptional breeders until the time they go home from one of our stores. This is your opportunity to inspire, develop and educate a staff of 90+ employees, including talented and 'hungry-to-learn' animal care technicians. You will direct a fully functioning vet center ensuring processes and standards are in place that meet your high expectations. Oh and by the way, your veterinary skills are much desired because you will still perform routine surgeries and procedures on puppies in our care.
You are an exceptional leader with creative problem solving skills and the ability to effectively communicate with your teams and the public. Your leadership, input and knowledge will be much encouraged, accepted and appreciated. We believe no idea is a bad one and we are looking for someone who is not afraid to come in and make changes if need be. This is your chance to shine in a company that encourages new ideas and collaboration. You still like to have fun on the job though, because we do too!
Knowledge of the guidelines and best practices in an animal shelter, kennel environment or high-volume pet center are most desired.
Why work for CPI?
Join a rapidly growing pet store chain in an executive level job where your ideas and expertise will inspire your teams and effect change
The opportunity to expand your career by practicing veterinary medicine part-time while leading the operations of a fully functioning vet center and six retail puppy stores in a beautiful and bustling city
Become a leading member of a family owned and operated company where open door policies still exist and where our people and our puppies truly do come first
Medical (including dental and vision), paid time off and sick leave
Learn more about the special people, exceptional breeders and adorable pets that comprise our company by visiting animalkingdomaz.com
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform routine surgeries and procedures common to puppies with the commitment to practice the highest standards of medicine and uphold the veterinary code of ethics
Review all existing pet care policies and procedures at vet center and in stores
Establish high standards for animal health and staff both in stores and at vet center to improve and maintain puppy health from arrival to sale in pet stores
Establish performance accountabilities and processes to support your remarkable ethics and standards
Develop, implement, and monitor all animal health programs
Direct, supervise and evaluate your collaborative team members and provide regular feedback and timely performance evaluations
Recommend and implement training for all animal health staff to ensure their development and continuous improvement in the performance of their duties both in pet stores and at veterinary center
Ensure accurate recording keeping
Manage use and control of drugs and supplies
Respond to special problems and requests from the public
Plan and manage animal health care budget
Work with our incredibly dedicated partner veterinarians to asses puppy conditions and determine treatments when necessary and monitor pet recovery
We are CPI, owners of six pet stores in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Gilbert, Tucson and Scottsdale, Arizona. We operate one of the most well-respected and successful pet store chains in the country and have been in business for more than 40 years.We predominantly sell purebred and hybrid puppies which we purchase from the most well-respected breeders in the country - only USDA breeders in good stand...ing with NO direct violations on record and hobby breeders. Our puppies come from ethical, well-respected, reputable and compassionate breeders only.Our mission statement is:Our puppies come first. We promote the highest standards in animal welfare by:•Committing ourselves 100 percent to the health, safety and welfare of our puppies•Scrutinizing our breeders and only buying puppies from the best•Working closely with customers to match them with breeds that best fit their lifestyle•Promoting responsible pet ownership through Homes for Life, Trendy Pet & Rescue, education and community outreachWe are committed to providing outstanding customer service and follow-up support to our customers. We believe the bond that exists between a pet and its owner is one of life's greatest experiences.