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.
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. The applicant should possess excellent communication skills, a focus on teamwork and collaboration and an interest in building client relationships. Responsibilities include:
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
Friendship Hospital for Animals (located just steps from the Tenleytown metro stop) is the oldest small animal vet in Washington DC. It was founded in 1936, has been AAHA accredited since 1950, and is family owned and run. We are locally famous for being the only practice to provide veterinary care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are nationally recognized for being a leader in veterinary medici...ne.
We are large (and growing!) and currently offer wellness, urgent and emergency care, hospitalization, as well as specialties such as internal medicine, specialty surgery, oncology, neurology, radiology, rehabilitation and pain management. Soon we will be offering dermatology and cardiology in house as well. We have our own MRI and CT, four general and specialty surgical suites, and a lab and dispensary on site.
In addition to providing clients and their pets the highest quality of medicine and service, Friendship is also a fun and rewarding place to work and grow. We offer competitive wages and generous benefits including health, vision, dental, a 401K plan, discounted veterinary services, training and continuing education, paid time off and more.