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Veterinary Education Manager



United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

About Loyal

Loyal is a clinical-stage veterinary medicine company developing drugs intended to extend the lifespan and healthspan of dogs. In other words, our mission is to help dogs live longer, healthier lives.

We’ve already achieved significant milestones on our path to gaining FDA approval for the first lifespan extension drug for any species. We have three products in our pipeline and are on track to bring the first product to market in 2025.

Loyal is a well-funded startup in growth mode. Our team includes scientists, veterinarians, engineers, operators, and creatives. This role will play a key role in supporting our growth strategies.

About the role

Loyal is less than 12 months away from the projected launch of our first product. We’re seeking a Veterinary Education Manager to help bring the first FDA approved longevity drug to market and further expand Loyal’s pipeline.

You will develop and execute Loyal’s educational programs so that the science of Loyal’s drug products is understood by the veterinary community. To accomplish this, you will (1) become a subject matter expert on our products, including key details of our trials and publications; (2) collaborate with our marketing team in commercial/go-to-market activities (e.g. standard response documents); (3) formulate operational strategy & tactics for veterinary outreach (eg, timing & frequency of field interactions); (4) manage a field team of veterinarians that foster close working relationships with universities, corporations, and key opinion leaders (KOLs).

You will report to our Director of Veterinary Education, Dr. Mary Harrison, MA, VetMB, MRCVS.

Your daily work will include:

  • Work with the Director of Veterinary Education on developing a comprehensive education strategy to effectively communicate both our aging thesis and the applications and benefits of our drugs to veterinarians.
  • Create engaging and informative educational materials including presentations, webinars, brochures and training modules.
  • Design and implement training programs (in-person and virtual) to equip veterinary professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate the new drug into their practice.
  • Implement mechanisms to track the effectiveness of educational initiatives and gather feedback from the veterinary community to inform ongoing improvements.
  • Establish partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with veterinary associations, universities, corporations, and KOLs to facilitate the dissemination of educational resources on a national scale.
  • Create a strategy for the development and training of a Professional Service Veterinary team to support our products.
  • Plan and lead Loyal’s participation at medical & scientific conferences and other educational events.
  • Work with our marketing team and other internal departments to present a cohesive approach to our audience.
  • As needed interactions with pre-clinical teams, data scientists, drug development, regulatory and strategy and clinical operations teams.
  • Travel at up to 20% is expected.

About you:

  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited school.
  • 7+ years of clinical practice experience.
  • A strong background in veterinary operations and strategy, and a deep knowledge of veterinary medicine.
  • 3 years of prior animal pharma or area/regional veterinary hospital leadership is required.
  • Prior experience would ideally include:
    • working in a leadership capacity
    • developing educational programs
    • presenting educational material to veterinary groups
  • Enjoy creating educational content and giving presentations.
  • Have an engaging personality and enjoy interacting with peers and others both within and outside the veterinary community.
  • Tech-savvy, or can be trained quickly to use new software, platforms or applications.
  • Think creatively, anticipate challenges, and develop innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Committed to scientific excellence, integrity, and ethical conduct in all aspects of drug development.

How you work and think:

  • Gladly participate in a team-oriented culture.
  • Self-starter who takes ownership and responsibility.
  • Happy to work on a mix of (mostly) the fascinating and (occasionally) the mundane.
  • Clear communicator who can distill complex information into concise summaries and action plans.
  • Growth mindset, value transparency, seek out feedback and iteration cycles.

Reasons you might not like this role:

  • This is a fast-paced, rapidly-scaling startup environment.
  • We’re still relatively new, with many systems and processes either not in place or being developed, so you’ll need to tolerate ambiguity.
  • Development strategy can change rapidly based on science and/or business requirements.
  • You’ll need to be comfortable taking full responsibility for your area of expertise, with support and guidance from the rest of the team and company.
  • You need to be customer-centric and a “people-person”
  • The spotlight: we are starting the education component from the ground up, and you need to be able to pivot as needed.

What you will gain from this role:

  • Enabling the approval and launch of the first longevity drugs approved by the FDA.
  • Working and leading in an entrepreneurial environment that is constructive, kind, and thoughtful, alongside some of the most passionate people wanting to do meaningful work.

Loyal Benefits:

  • Full-coverage health insurance — medical, dental and vision — for you and your dependents
  • $1,000 home office equipment stipend
  • $1,200/year learning budget for books, courses, etc.
  • $250/month wellness budget for gym, cleaners, spa, food, etc.
  • All 3-day weekends are turned into 4-day weekends 🎉
  • Unlimited vacation and paid holidays
  • Paw-ternity leave — adopt a dog and get a day off with your new family member 🐶
  • Annual company retreat at beautiful locations across the country (recently: Tahoe, Cape Cod)
  • Competitive salary
  • Company equity options grant for new hires

Loyal is founded and led by a first-gen, female CEO and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants based on gender, race or color, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

Our Values

Lean into moonshots | We do not settle for incremental change. We have the bravery to take risks and shoot for the impact we want to have.

Opportunity is at the intersection | We lean into combining disciplines, expertises, and perspectives not normally adjacent. We design our organization to facilitate cross-pollination and cross-collaboration. We reject silos.

Expertise without ego | Titles do not determine who has a voice. We work on hard, technical problems and have a ton of fun while at it.

Learning by doing | Our path is novel and many things we are doing have never been done before. We lean into MVPs and are open to unexpected outcomes.

Lead with context | We equip people with the context and background necessary to make their own decisions and act in the best interest of Loyal. We empower teams to succeed.

Empathy and respect for all life | Our patients are not just numbers. Our work is intentional, thoughtful, and guided by respect for life. We take our responsibility to pets and pet parents seriously.