We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a full-time Criticalist in the expanding Emergency and Critical Care Department that currently includes 1 DACVECC, two doctors who are residency trained in E/CC, and 11 full-time emergency staff doctors. Schedule will include fifteen shifts per month including rotating weekend shifts.
The applicant should possess excellent communication skills, a focus on teamwork and collaboration and an interest in building client relationships.
Caring for in-hospital patients in the ICU and Progressive Care Unit
Collaborating with specialists, emergency doctors 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
Attending and participating in cage-side and didactic rounds, in-house CE and bi-weekly urgent care meetings
About Friendship Hospital for Animals
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, neurology/neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine/hemodialysis, rehab therapy/sports medicine, and surgery. We have MRI, CT, a separate dedicated ICU, a ventilator, 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.