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Emergency Veterinarian

at Friendship Hospital For Animals

Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Reference #: 1104
Keywords: veterinary, animal

Job Description






Established in 1936, Friendship Hospital for Animals provides high quality, compassionate veterinary care to the dogs and cats of the Washington D.C. metro area. Our vision is to be the most medically progressive independent animal hospital in the country while adhering to our core values of teamwork, collaboration and respect. We provide wellness, emergency and specialty care with over 60 veterinarians on staff, including 12 rotating interns and about 20 specialists. Friendship has specialty departments including emergency/critical care, clinical pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology/neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine/hemodialysis, rehab therapy, and surgery. We have MRI, CT, a separate dedicated ICU, long-term ventilator capability, and hemodialysis onsite. In addition to providing clients and their pets the highest quality of medicine and service, Friendship Hospital is also a fun and rewarding place to work and grow. Excellent compensation and generous benefits are offered.  




We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a full-time emergency doctor in our busy Emergency and Critical Care Department that currently includes 2 DACVECC, 4 doctors who are residency trained in E/CC (3 currently taking Boards), and 11 full-time emergency staff doctors. Schedule will include an average of fourteen shifts per month including evening and weekend shifts. Limited overnight shifts may be required.   




Friendship typically has 45-50 urgent care outpatients and 25-30 inpatients daily.  


We typically staff:  




2 criticalists, 2 emergency veterinarians and a rotating intern on the morning shift, 1 criticalist and 2 staff emergency doctors on the swing shift and 1 emergency staff doctor and one rotating intern on the overnight shift. The overnight has dedicated emergency doctors currently on staff.  




The applicant should possess excellent communication skills, a focus on teamwork and collaboration and an interest in building client relationships.   



  • Emergency receiving; supervising intern doctors receiving   
  • Minor surgical procedures, such as laceration and bite wound management   
  • Caring for in-hospital patients in the ICU and Progressive Care Unit  
  • Collaborating with specialists and general practitioners to ensure the best care for all patients   
  • Mentoring rotating interns  
  • Communicating with clients  
  • Communicating with referring veterinarians  
  • Training and mentoring support staff