Salary is negotiable and commensurable with skills and experience
DVM or equivalent
2 openings available.
Internal Number: FHA 464
We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a full-time overnight emergency doctor in our busy Emergency and Critical Care Department that currently includes 3 DACVECCs, 3 doctors who are residency trained in E/CC, and 12 full-time emergency staff doctors.
Full time equivalent is 14 shifts per month and may include days, swings and overnights. Weekend shifts are shared equally among all department members.
Friendship typically has 45-50 urgent care outpatients and 25-30 inpatients daily.
The applicant should possess excellent communication skills, a focus on teamwork and collaboration and an interest in building client relationships.
· 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
· Communicating with clients
· Mentoring rotating interns
· Communicating with referring veterinarians
· Training and mentoring support staff
Meet our hospital:
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 small animal hospital in the country while adhering to our core values of teamwork, collaboration and respect. We are AAHA accredited and provide wellness, emergency and specialty care with over 60 veterinarians on staff, including 13 rotating interns and over 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.
Living in Washington, DC:
Friendship is proud to be a part of the Washington DC community. Our diverse and historic neighborhoods provide enrichment, entertainment, and excitement to new and long-term residents alike. While known for its monuments and museums, the District is also known for its parks and pet-friendly accommodations. Most residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park - including Rock Creek Park, the oldest urban park in the country, popular for hiking and outdoor activities. DC's Kennedy Center and Lincoln Theater offer world-class entertainment and theater. Top universities such as Georgetown, Howard, George Washington, and American (situated around Friendship's campus) attract students and scholars from around the world. Public transportation includes metrorail, metrobus, electric scooters, Capital Bikeshare, and Car2Go. Enjoy DC's
varied and eclectic food scene, celebrate a win with the Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals, visit the century-old cherry blossoms or take a weekend trip to nearby Shenandoah Valley, Harper's Ferry, or Annapolis.
We exist to enrich the lives of the people who provide veterinary care to pets. Encore’s goal is to make a lasting impact on the veterinary profession with a focus on positive leadership and culture. We have a long-term vision of ongoing partnerships that will transform the experiences of employees and pet owners alike. When people thrive, so do the practices and the profession as a whole.