Practice Manager

Chidiac Animal Hospital

Position: Practice Manager

Hospital: Chidiac Animal Hospital

Location:  Gravenhurst, Ontario

Job Type: Full-time Employment

Pets, People, & Positivity! Are you passionate about providing unparalleled high-quality care for pets? Do you want to practice progressive medicine with a team of people who understand the power of positivity? Live your passion! Join us today!

Are you a forward-thinking, relationship-driven professional with a passion for veterinary care? Are you ready to embrace change, foster growth and take the reins as a mentor to a dedicated team while having the support and guidance to learn on the way? If so, we have an exciting opportunity that blends your expertise in management with your love for animals.

Chidiac Animal Hospital in Gravenhurst is looking for you.

Our team is ready to welcome someone that appreciates the benefits of a collaborative and welcoming work environment. Our mission is to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and preventative care. Together, we can keep the promises we make to our clients and their pets. Prioritize unparalleled patient care, and join a team of like-minded professionals. If you’re searching for an inclusive environment and want to make an impact in a pet-loving community, search no further! Secure the work-life balance you’ve been searching for and enjoy all the amazing activities Muskoka has to offer.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide onsite leadership and oversight of the veterinary health care team in order to maximize overall business performance of the hospital
  • Lead the continuous improvement of the quality of customer service and medical care
  • Ensure smooth communication throughout a client’s visit. Work alongside the Medical Director to resolve client concerns
  • Oversee that all client communication such as welcome letters, sympathy cards, and newsletters are sent in accordance with Hospital protocols & approved timelines
  • Implement team scripting, in-Hospital marketing, and social media content to help capture new clients, bond current clients, increase referrals, and generate community goodwill
  • Meet client needs for timely veterinary care. Tracks new clients/patients, frequency of visits, and achieves predetermined goals for appointment and surgery fill rates
  • Ensure team has sufficient and appropriate resources to deliver exceptional patient care.
  • Understand and help manage the financial drivers of the hospital
  • Ensure Cost of Sales as a percent of revenue is in line with budget. Maintain reasonable levels of inventory and put plans of action in place to eliminate bulk ordering and expired goods
  • Work with Regional Manager and Medical Director to review a specific operating budget and hospital business plan
  • Work with Regional Manager and Medical Director to prioritize equipment and facility needs. Assist with sourcing and purchasing as needed
  • Prepare financial, bookkeeping, and accounting reports
  • Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems
  • Follow and adhere to the monthly schedule authorization and predict staffing needs. Verify that the financial health of the Hospital supports planned new hires
  • Act as a positive role model, using a collaborative approach and assuming positive intent. Set others up for success and foster open, proactive, and cooperative relationships
  • Collaborate with Regional Manager and Medical Director to recruit, mentor and retain a team with an emphasis on accountability, high morale, collegiality, effective teamwork and high moral standards
  • Monitor and discuss the Key Performance Indicators for hospital and team member performance with Regional Manager and Medical Director and implement an action plan where necessary
  • Meet expectations and timelines determined by Regional Manager in relation to hospital initiatives. Hold the team accountable on job responsibilities and deliverables
  • Review feedback with Regional Manager from data management and reporting platforms. Implement actionable strategies to elevate patient care and capture revenue in areas such as bonding rates, reminders and forward booking
  • Ensure that fee schedules are current, revenue category budgets are achieved, and shorts are investigated.  Monitor fee capture and discounting to ensure reasonable and appropriate value
  • Consistently uses the resources available (Vet Success, PIMS, ALLYDVM etc.) to analyze and make effective actionable decisions that impact operations including, but not limited to, asset purchases, new hires, rate changes, and conflict resolution
  • Work with Home Office to ensure that all voluntary and mandatory controls, standards, requirements, rules & regulations are followed & any training needed is conducted (Employment Standards, CVO, AAHA, WHMIS, OHS, Xray etc)
  • Ensures the hospital team is able to succeed in their duties by providing coaching, development, training, mentorship and education as required
  • When Reception coverage is needed: the Practice Manager will assist with clerical and reception duties, client and in-patient intake and discharge duties, schedules, appointments, answers questions, and maintains front office and exam room flow.



  • A minimum of two years of experience providing onsite leadership and oversight of a veterinary or medical health care team is preferred
  • Education and training in business administration preferred
  • In-depth understanding of Human Resources and proven experience leading and innovating practices preferred
  • A vision to foster an inclusive, employee-centric culture
  • Experience developing strategic and multi-year business plans, resource forecasts, and in managing operational budgets
  • Experience with coaching, conflict resolution, and performance management
  • Proven ability to build and nurture relationships at all levels
  • Ability to influence and communicate in a clear and effective manner
  • An approach that is progressive, strategic, humble, and achievement oriented
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills


Total Compensation – we will support your personal, financial, and professional growth through:

  • A Competitive Wage Rate
  • A Comprehensive Health Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, & Vision premiums paid by clinic)
  • Professional Services Coverage (chiropractor, massage therapist, physiotherapist, acupuncturist and more)
  • Enhanced Mental Health Practitioner Coverage
  • P3 Pawsitive Health & Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Unlimited Continuing Education (CE) funds for advanced professional development plus three days of paid leave to attend CE
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Licensing & Membership Dues
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick & Personal Emergency Days
  • Generous Veterinary Discounts (75% off services for your own pets, and an extended family and friends discount)
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Eligibility for EBITDA-based Performance Bonus


If you are looking for a progressive environment where each individual is heard, valued, and recognized for their unique contributions, we’d love to talk.

Contact Information: Text or call Aysha at 289-707-4235 to arrange an introductory conversation to learn more. Submit your CV to

P3 was founded to connect the resources and capabilities of a large company and the personality and flexibility of an independently owned hospital. Our mission is to empower veterinary teams to live their passion and focus on unparalleled care for pets and the people who love them.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive, and diverse workplace.




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