Friendship Hospital for Animals (FHA) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as the second Surgeon in our busy and well-established Friendship Surgical Specialists department. This position is open due to a spousal relocation. As a result, the new surgeon will be able to hit the ground running in terms of caseload and support staff infrastructure. The applicant should possess a strong professional desire for excellence, exceptional communication skills and a focus on collaboration. Our department prides itself on building lasting relationships with clients and referring veterinarians.
Established in 1936, FHA 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 13 rotating interns and about 20 specialists. A surgical intern has matched for 2018-2019 year. Friendship has specialty departments including emergency/critical care, clinical pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, oncology, neurology/neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine/hemodialysis, rehab therapy/sports medicine, and surgery. We have a 1.5 T MRI, 16 slice CT, a 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.
Benefits include: relocation assistance/signing bonus, compensated continuing education, professional memberships (ACVS, VOS, VIN, AVMA, AAHA, etc), AVMA-PLIT, 401(k), health insurance, commuter benefits, discounted health club membership, vacation, and community service leave. District of Columbia veterinary license is not initially required. Approved application must be on file with D.C. prior to beginning employment.
Trust, compassion, sensitivity, understanding, respect and honesty—Friendship
Friendship Hospital for Animals provides high-quality, compassionate veterinary care to the cats and dogs of the Washington DC metro area. We have been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) for over 50 years. To best meet the needs of our clients and patients, we are open 24 hours a day, every day, all year long.
Whether your companion is a puppy or a kitten, an adult or a senior, our dedicated veterinarians and team members will provide you with a wellness care program custom-tailored to your animal’s needs. We also offer state-of-the-art referral services—including cardiology, oncology, internal medicine, and surgery—all under a single clinic roof. If an unexpected health issue arises, our 24–hour emergency vet service means we’re here for you at any time of day or night.