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    Perth Veterinary Specialists are seeking a Board-Certified Veterinary ECC Specialist to join the team!

    About us:

    Perth Veterinary Specialists is Western Australia’s longest established and largest private specialist veterinary practice. Our purpose-designed premises offer full diagnostic capabilities including an in-house laboratory and state of the art diagnostic imaging and surgical facilities. Our current services include surgery, anaesthesia, medicine, oncology, diagnostic imaging, dermatology, and an after-hours/emergency service.

    The Opportunity

     Perth Veterinary Specialists has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time board-certified specialist or an individual who has completed an ACVECC approved residency training program in emergency and critical care to join the team. If you are board certified or nearing residency completion, we look forward to talking to you!
    You will be working with a dedicated team including board-certified specialists in internal medicine, surgery, dermatology and diagnostic Imaging Our emergency service consists of emergency veterinarians, including rotating interns, specialized interns in medicine and surgery and surgical residents. 

    About You

    Our ideal candidate should have a desire for a collaborative approach to healthcare, strong communication skills, excellent work ethic, an ability to serve as a mentor and coach to interns, and a dedication to lifelong learning.

    • Fellowship of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Emergency & Critical Care, or equivalent international body.
    • At least 3+ years prior experience working within a 24hr emergency & critical care service.

    The successful applicant will enjoy:

    • Generous remuneration and paid leave entitlements (conference & holiday), commensurate with experience.
    • The excitement and challenges that come with our interesting and varied hospital caseload.
    • Opportunities for continuing professional development.
    • Relocation assistance and potential for visa sponsorship for international candidates.
    • A friendly and welcoming team of like-minded professionals.
    • A workplace community that promotes employee wellbeing, satisfaction, and retention.

    Please send expressions of interest, CV and cover letters to Melissa Bicanic at or for a confidential chat please call Mel on 0431 186 825.


    With everything happening around the world, now is the time to make the move that you have been thinking about and come to beautiful Australia!

    SASH (Small Animal Specialist Hospital) is excited to announce the development of a third purpose-built specialist veterinary hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, due to open in the second half of 2021.

    We are currently recruiting for our new hospital in Adelaide as well as for our existing sites in NSW.

    SASH was established in Sydney in 2007 with a second hospital opening on the Central Coast of New South Wales in 2017.  SASH employs over 70 specialists and 230 vets, nurses, and service support professionals. We are privileged to care for over 18,000 pets and their families each year.  SASH offers a wide range of specialist services including Anaesthesia, Avian & Exotics, Cardiology, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Reproduction Medicine, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Surgery and a renowned 24-hour Emergency and Critical Care department.

    The Emergency and Critical Care position:

    SASH Adelaide is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated ECC specialist to join our residency trained, exam eligible criticalist. You will work in a growing multidisciplinary setting alongside colleagues in Surgery, Internal Medicine, whilst also having the opportunity to collaborate with the extensive network of SASH specialists interstate. You will help supervise our team of Emergency Veterinarians who will manage routine emergency cases. Surgeons will be on call 24 hours to assist with surgical emergencies. MRI and CT are on site.

    Candidates for this position must:

    • Value a hospital culture of inclusivity, empathy and teamwork.
    • Be eligible to register as a veterinarian in South Australia and be qualified as a specialist in small animal Internal Medicine (i.e. Fellow (ANZCVS) or Diplomate (ACVECC, ECVECC)), or have completed an approved residency training program in small animal emergency and critical care and be eligible to sit a certification examination.

    What’s in it for you? 

    • Life in one of the world’s most liveable cities, blessed with beautiful beaches, the stunning Adelaide Hills, an outstanding education system, and world-famous wine regions such as the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Clare Valley
    • Attractive salary package with no commission structure, encouraging case collaboration across our teams
    • Significant contribution towards relocation expenses and full reimbursement of any required visa or travel permit costs
    • Generous continuing education allowance
    • Excellent work-life balance
    • Working in a veterinarian owned organization with leaders who understand the priorities and purpose of specialty and emergency medicine
    • Collaborating with a like-minded and dedicated group of SASH specialists, residents, nurses and support team members
    • Employee discounts and social events

    If you are interested in the prospect of relocating to an amazing country that can offer stability and safety and values work-life balance, look no further than Australia! We have options available across all three SASH sites and are in a period of sustained growth.

    The next step is to forward your resume, quoting ECC/SASA to

    United States

    Who we are:

    SAGE Veterinary Centers is a community of hospitals known for excellence in patient care and collaboration across multiple specialties. Our medical teams have a reputation for delivering a high level of coaching and mentoring to doctors at all levels of their career. We are seeking part-time or full-time Criticalists for our Campbell, Concord and Redwood City hospitals.

    Feel free to email Gina Gotsill, Director of Recruiting ( to learn more about our culture and this opportunity.

    Our hospitals have busy caseloads and highly trained clinical staff who have access to plentiful CE and growth opportunities provided by SAGE’s Learning and Development department. Emergency doctors collaborate with other doctors in the following specialties:

    • Critical Care
    • Urgent Care
    • Anesthesiology
    • Cardiology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Surgery
    • Neurology
    • Oncology
    • Physical Rehab
    • Dermatology

    Who you are:

    You are a board-certified, residency-trained Criticalist or an individual who has completed an ACVECC approved residency training program in emergency and critical care who is eager to collaborate with stellar peers and staff in cutting-edge facilities. You are looking for a multi-specialty environment with excellent staff that puts patient care first.

    General Job Description

    Our Criticalists work within the Emergency/Critical Care/Urgent Care department and have primary case responsibility, receiving referrals from primary veterinarians as well as care for the department’s inpatients. Criticalists also help advise on inpatient care for other services, as well as elevate the medical care our medical teams provide by providing formal lecture, didactic, and informal clinic floor CE. Our Redwood City hospital is a VECCS level 2 facility, with other hospitals looking to become certified to level 1 once we get more Criticalists.


    Full-time is 4 days/week, largely daytime shifts and some weekends and holidays shared with the Emergency/Critical care doctors. The emergency doctors and Criticalists collaborate to create a fair schedule and take into account everyone’s needs.


    We are seeking Criticalists in Campbell, Concord and Redwood City, CA. Our hospitals are approximately 1 hour from San Francisco, 3.5 hrs to the Sierras/Tahoe, or Yosemite.

    Some of our values in action:

    • Collaboration:  With multiple specialties supporting Critical Care, you’ll have the opportunity to share knowledge with a brilliant and diverse community of doctors.
    • Sustainability:  As our industry changes, smaller, doctor-led community practices are becoming rarer.  We are constantly enhancing our model and growth strategy to ensure that the SAGE way thrives and spreads, keeping our core values and methods intact.
    • Compassion:  Our work is about caring for living creatures, no matter how many legs they use.  We place compassion first for our patients and their people, as well as for each other.
    • Innovation:  Top technology and top skills - we are about pushing the envelope to serve our community.


    • The best deserve to be compensated as such. We offer base pay as well as a monthly production bonus based on department production. In addition, SAGE participated in a survey of 172 hospitals (most on the West Coast) and found that our salaries for our Criticalists are above the national median in the survey.
    • SAGE also provides a benefits package with generous employer cost sharing that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, commuter benefits, cell phone plan, California licensing fees, liability insurance, uniforms, veterinary association memberships, CE reimbursement annually, ultrasound training, a 401(k) plan that can include employer contributions of up to 3% each year.
    • There is opportunity to purchase equity in SAGE as a full-time doctor, and opportunity to be awarded equity in SAGE with tenure.
    • If you are interested in leadership roles, we have opportunities to serve on the SAGE Medical Advisory Board to help with decisions related to medical care, opportunities to provide CE to our SAGE employees, as well as opportunities to become part of formal leadership as a Medical Director in our hospitals.
    • Paid time off for boards study is available

    SAGE Veterinary Centers, a nationally recognized veterinary specialty hospital system, employs 600+ employees and veterinarians in a 24/7 setting. Our doctors and outstanding support staff have created a unique environment emphasizing high caliber, compassionate and ethical service to our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians, as well as a continued commitment to the growth and welfare of everyone involved in our organization.

    It is the policy of SAGE Centers to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their actual or perceived:  race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), age (40 and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, and any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law (sometimes referred to, collectively, as “protected characteristics”).

    Visit our careers page to view all current openings!

    For questions on the position before applying, please contact Director of Recruiting, Gina Gotsill –

    Craving the beach and some sunshine?!? The Emergency & Critical Care Department at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is looking to add a FIFTH criticalist! This daytime position is focused on inpatient management including primary case responsibility for critical care patients coupled with supporting our fellow specialists, residents, and interns in management of their cases in our open CCU. Additional opportunities for this position include clinical teaching of both interns and residents and pursuit of clinical research.

    Come join us at our state-of-the-art, 42,000 square foot facility where we focus on providing the utmost care, compassion and respect to our clients and patients in an atmosphere that promotes healing. We are proud of the positive culture in our practice, which results in easy collaboration between departments. We maintain a strong culture of teaching in our hospital, with a large class of rotating and specialty interns, as well as residents in multiple specialties including ECC. 

    We offer specialty services in Advanced Imaging, Anesthesiology, Behavior, Cardiology, Dentistry, Emergency/Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, Rehabilitation, Surgery, and ZooMed in addition to our general practice service.

    VCA West LA is at the forefront of technology, and we are fortunate to have clients who want to pursue advanced diagnostics and treatments. Diagnostics and therapeutic capabilities include a 128 slice Toshiba CT, 1.5T GE MRI, DRE Volumax high flow nasal oxygen system, Puritan Bennett 840 mechanical ventilator, TEG, VCM, multiple mobile ultrasound units, on-site coagulation testing, on-site blood gas (NOVA & iStat), and much more! We have a strong cardiology service which is offering many interventional radiology procedures and the ability to pursue minimally invasive procedures with our surgery and internal medicine departments. Do you have a strong interest you want to develop? We want to jump in with you! 

    Our hospital is located in beautiful west Los Angeles! You would be minutes away from wonderful hiking trails and beaches, and only an hour and a half from skiing or snowboarding in the mountains. As one of the largest, most dynamic, and most culturally diverse cities in the United States, L.A. and the surrounding area is an amazing place to live and work. If you’re thinking about relocating but don’t know much about our lovely area, the L.A. experience is such that there are neighborhoods to fit any lifestyle, all in one place.  

    As a member of the VCA family, your love for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth.  Among the reasons to consider joining VCA are:        

    • Network of 6,000+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists.
    • Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.
    • WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff.
    • Robust Clinical Studies program.
    • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities

      We offer competitive compensation and great benefits for eligible employees, including medical/dental, generous personal pet care discounts, 401k, and more!

    If interested, please contact Mike Mallard, DVM, DACVECC for more details! (


    The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Louisiana State University is searching for a Veterinarian to provide service in small animal emergency and critical care in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. This faculty position will participate in training of Residents, Interns, and veterinary students within the Emergency & Critical Care Unit. This faculty position will also participate in scholarly activities within the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department and Emergency & Critical Care Unit.

    Clinical Track Position Requirements

    • 70% - Provide clinical expertise and deliver emergency and critical care services for all species.
    • 30% - Scholarly activities to include teaching and research

    Tenure Track/ Tenure Position Requirements

    • 50% - Provide clinical expertise and deliver emergency and critical care services for all species.
    • 50% - Scholarly activities to include teaching and research

    Minimum Qualifications (all academic appointments):

    Assistant Professor: DVM or equivalent & must have successfully completed a residency training program accredited by the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC) or the European College of Veteri​nary Emergency & Critical Care (ECVECC)

    Associate Professor: DVM or equivalent with five years of related teaching/research/clinical experience & must have successfully completed a residency training program accredited by the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC) or the European College of Veteri​nary Emergency & Critical Care (ECVECC)

    Full Professor: DVM or equivalent with eight years of related teaching/research/clinical experience & must have successfully completed a residency training program accredited by the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC) or the European College of Veteri​nary Emergency & Critical Care (ECVECC)

    Preferred Qualifications (all ranks & academic appointments):

    • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC)
    • Eligible for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC) or the European Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (EVECCS) 

    Special or Physical Qualifications (all ranks & academic appointments):

    • Required to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
    • Per LSU PS 18- This position is a part of the Emergency Response Personnel - these personnel are linked with the hospital during any emergency response event and are expected to report in and perform as outlined in the emergency response plan.
    • Required to be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds, standing or walking for prolonged periods, able to reach and/or climb a ladder, kneel or sit on the floor, bending, squatting, and/or twisting.
    • Due to the nature of this position and/or responsibilities, this position is subject to random drug & alcohol testing in accordance with LSU PS 67. 

    Special Instructions:

    • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit application materials on the LSU Career Site.
    • A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available).  However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
    • Please provide your resume and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

    Additional Position Information:

    Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

    Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

    LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

    HCM Contact Information:

    Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed


    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    • DVM or equivalent degree.
    • Successful completion of an American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) approved residency training program.  Candidates in their third year of an approved Equine Surgery residency training program will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. 
    • State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before the first day of employment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in emergency and critical care medicine
    • A record of or notable potential for scholarship obtained through manuscript publication/preparation, or national scholarly, clinical, or educational presentations, or evidence of having applied for, received, or completed grants/funding.
    • Experience in student education, utilizing didactic lectures, surgical teaching laboratories, and clinical skills training is desirable. 
    • Board Eligibility or Board Certification by the ACVS

    The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa, invites applications for a full-time, clinical-track faculty position in Emergency Equine Surgery. The qualifications, documented experience, and interests of the selected candidate will determine appointment rank. 

    This position will be responsible for receiving and assisting with elective and emergency cases admitted both during and after regular business hours, and will provide 50% emergency coverage including in-house emergency after hours and weekend obligations. Supporting house officers for these emergencies, assessing need for further consultation with primary resident and/or clinician, performing routine after hours emergency surgeries, and assisting with more complex emergency surgeries will also be expected.  If interested, the applicant would also have opportunities to see regularly scheduled appointments and perform elective surgeries.  The percentage effort associated with these combined activities will be determined by mutual agreement between the candidate and the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. 

    Duties include transferring emergency cases to respective service the following day, teaching students on treatment and monitoring of in house patients, and providing guidance and instruction on specific ICU/emergency topics to students on equine and ICU rotation. This position also includes participation in resident training and instruction of veterinary students.  Further duties involve instructing students in equine medicine and surgery, teaching surgical skills, didactic teaching, and laboratory teaching involving canine and feline patients.

    The selected candidate will be committed to the delivery of exceptional patient care, share an enthusiastic dedication to education and will contribute to the enhancement of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). The successful candidate will also have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in all levels of technician, student, and house officer education. The candidate will be highly self-motivated, innovative, and will possess excellent communication skills and experience working with a diverse population. Furthermore, the candidate will demonstrate professional maturity with a leadership style that contributes to a positive culture, and have a compassionate and empathetic nature towards the clients and patients of the LVMC. All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. 

    To apply:

    Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care of Portland, Maine is seeking a board-certified or residency-trained Emergency Critical Care Specialist to join our client and patient-focused multidisciplinary emergency and specialty practice. PVESC is one of the largest, privately owned 24/7 hospitals in the northeast and includes the specialties of internal medicine (4), surgery (4), critical care (2), oncology, ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology, acupuncture/integrative medicine, radiology, and radioactive iodine therapy.

    PVESC has grown exponentially over the last twenty years and has earned a reputation of integrity, collaboration, and excellence in veterinary health care delivery. We are searching for a candidate to be an integral part of our energetic, passionate, and genial professional family. Working with two other criticalists, and supported by experienced ER clinicians, technician specialists and trained, licensed technicians, the successful candidate will provide high quality, compassionate care to their patients and the people who love them. Portland, Maine has been voted one of the “Top Ten Places to Live” by TripAdvisor. You will have ample time off to enjoy the coastline, islands, mountains, a working waterfront, art, 5-star restaurants, microbreweries, wineries, concerts, opera, theatre, and professional sports teams. It is a fabulous place to enjoy a work-life balance and family life!


    • Flexible schedule
    • Competitive salary plus very nice incentive bonus
    • Relocation package
    • CE allowance
    • Paid holidays plus PTO
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and disability insurance
    • Professional licensing/dues
    • Retirement program
    • Potential for future buy-in

    For further information about the position, please feel free to call and email your CV to Dr. Mauria O’Brien, DVM, DAVECC, 217-778-0932,

    Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time (100%, 12 month) Clinical-Track Position in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) at the level of Assistant Professor.  The successful candidate will join an established ECC team consisting of three board certified criticalists, three residents, several experienced emergency doctors, and 15 technicians.  The ECC service has a consistently growing caseload and receives emergency referrals as well as local emergency cases from Tippecanoe County and the surrounding area.

    Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree and completion of an ACVECC approved residency training program in emergency and critical care or board certification.

    Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana within easy driving distance of both Indianapolis and Chicago. It is one of the nation’s leading land grant universities with a full range of academic majors. The West Lafayette area is a pleasant place to live with easy commutes, affordable housing, many entertainment options, cultural amenities, an active community with great biking and running clubs. 

    The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital is nearing completion of a major expansion project. Encompassing 162,500 square feet, the new David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex, will include three components located just east of the existing Lynn Hall of Veterinary Medicine:

    • The David and Bonnie Brunner Small Animal Hospital (adding 65,000 square feet to the existing small animal hospital facilities in Lynn Hall), 
    • The David and Bonnie Brunner Equine Hospital, and
    • The David and Bonnie Brunner Farm Animal Hospital 

    Scheduled to open in spring 2022, the new complex will provide better teaching facilities dedicated to educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, provide top quality, compassionate animal health care, and serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary clinical research.

    The applicant will be expected to provide an approximately 70% Clinical commitment to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.   Teaching responsibilities include clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction of DVM students, veterinary nursing students, house officers, and graduate students. Primary emergency call is shared with other Emergency Critical Care faculty and residents.  Clinical research activity in collaboration with veterinary clinical sciences faculty ( and Purdue Veterinary Medical (PVM) faculty is encouraged. Participation in engagement activities, including committee work and delivery of continuing education programs, is expected.  Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

    Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of learning, discovery, and engagement and support of the College and Department strategic plans are essential. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of collegiality and support cultural diversity in the College. In turn, PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development and has a formal faculty mentoring program.  The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential.

    Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine/Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

    Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of intent describing professional goals, (including diversity statement and teaching philosophy); curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three professional references via the provided link:

    Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.