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Pet Community Center

Medical Director

Pet Community Center


Job Summary

Change Lives, Find Work/Life Balance as Medical Director for HQHV Spay/Neuter Nonprofit

Pet Community Center is a highly respected nonprofit in Nashville, Tennessee, dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond through accessible veterinary care and support services. We envision a future where all pets are happy, healthy, and cared for by people whose lives they enrich. If you have a passion for helping at-risk animals, vulnerable pets, and families in need – all while finding work/life balance in your career – then Pet Community Center has an ideal opportunity for you to make a tremendous impact in Music City. 

We are seeking a compassionate, dynamic veterinarian to join our team as medical director, providing vision and leadership for our high-quality, high-volume (HQHV) spay/neuter practice as well as our wellness program, both of which serve thousands of pets and families each year.

Job Responsibilities

What makes this job special:

  • Serving our community is our passion: This year alone, we’ve already completed 2,400 s/n surgeries for owned pets in our community, along with 1,100 s/n surgeries for community cats, and provided resources to hundreds of families through our Pets for Life program. 
  • Providing affordable, accessible veterinary care for everyone is our goal: Nearly 6,000 pets have received preventative care through our vaccine clinics in 2021. More than 60% of our s/n surgeries this year have been subsidized, and we’ve also provided more than $135,000 in subsidized office visits and medical care to deserving families. 
  • Moving into a new facility in 2023 is a game-changer for our community: We are opening a new clinic in January that will deepen our services to the community. It doubles our current size and creates countless opportunities to better serve our clients. 
  • Creating a culture of leadership and compassion is part of everything we do: We are a member of Nashville’s Safe Coalition, a network of rescues and animal welfare agencies. Since our founding in 2011, we’ve worked closely with Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) to lower euthanasia rates in our community from 80% to ~10%. 
  • Enjoying our important, life-saving work and treating our team members with respect is extremely important to our success: Animal welfare is meaningful yet challenging, so we encourage the well-being of our team members in every way. Through our benefits package and focus on implementing innovative ideas for the future, we strive to support the individual needs of our team and find ways to make each day rewarding. 

The ideal candidate will share these values and beliefs, and wants to be part of a passionate team focused on making pet ownership a privilege for everyone in our community. 


What are the qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree
  • Current TN veterinary license (or ability to obtain one quickly)
  • DEA license (or ability to obtain one quickly)
  • APHIS Accreditation (or the ability to obtain)
  • Experience practicing veterinary medicine in a high-volume environment, with additional full-service veterinary experience a plus
  • Ability to effectively lead a team
  • Demonstrated excellent surgical skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Personal values that align with our core values of Compassion, Quality, Trust, and Community

Additional Information


What are the benefits? 

  • Ability to lead a team of veterinarians and work closely with PCC’s leadership team and other community partners to save lives and prevent pet homelessness
  • Opportunity to help open a new clinic and build capacity to deepen PCC’s programs and services
  • 4-day work week (Mon-Thur), 3-day weekends. (Note: the medical director is on call for any emergency situations that arise.)  
  • 9 Paid Holidays, 120 Hours of Accrued PTO
  • Uniform allowance
  • $1,000 continuing education (CE) budget, 5 days of paid leave for CE annually
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Possible eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness with the potential to eliminate student loans

How to Apply

If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact in animal welfare, please send your letter of interest and CV to Brandon Dyce at


  • Date Posted: October 20, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Animal Welfare
  • Start Date: 11/07/2022
  • Salary Range: $115,000-120,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-Th, 8am - 6pm