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VCA Criticalist in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.

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VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center is an AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor specialty/general practice in scenic Albuquerque, New Mexico

VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center at is seeking an experienced Emergency & Critical Care Specialist to join our AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor ER/specialty/general practice in scenic Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We encourage you to meet our comprehensive team which includes board-certified specialists in Internal Medicine (2), Surgery (2), Oncology (2), Ophthalmology (2) with the addition of Critical Care joining our established and highly regarded team of doctors.

Additionally, we have 5 full-time General Practitioners, 2 full-time Emergency Doctors, and a current class of 8 Interns engaged in a surgery/medicine/ER/specialty rotating internship.

Our generous referring community of veterinarians considers our hospital as the leader in veterinary surgery and specialty medicine in New Mexico. Our hospital boasts referrals coming in state-wide, and we are committed to keeping that trust and those relationships alive through quality medicine and facilities that those referring veterinarians demand.

Our beautifully sprawling, 22,000 sq. ft. facility features spacious work areas replete with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic tools. The facility possesses multiple treatment areas, a dedicated ICU with segregated spaces for feline patients, 2 spacious surgical suites, 9 exam rooms, a comfort room, private doctors’ offices, and a conference room with audiovisual capabilities. The Surgery department is equipped with a full complement of orthopedic systems, including IMEX linear/hybrid external fixators, ILN, Biomedtrix Universal THR, fully locking and non-locking plates (including SOP), and a GE OEC 9600 C-arm fluoroscopy unit. There is a strong soft tissue and oncologic surgery caseload and the service is well-equipped with instruments, including Endo-GIA roticulator staplers, Ligasure, ureteral stents, SUBs, and a NPWT system.

The architectural flow allows easy access to our helical CT scanner and two digital radiology suites. Our facility also possesses dedicated operating suites for ophthalmology, soft tissue, and orthopedic surgery. The internal medicine area has an ultrasound suite equipped with a GE Logic 7 ultrasound machine, endoscopy suite, and a dedicated chemotherapy room with hood. Our fully equipped and easily accessible in-house diagnostic laboratory is able to complete copious and timely accessions.

As a member of the VCA family, your passion 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 4,500+ 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.

VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center adds value to your compensation package with the following:

  • Competitive salary plus bonus potential.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance.

  • Generous CE allowance.

  • Opportunity to teach and mentor.

  • 401(k).

  • Life and Long Term Disability insurance.

  • Professional Liability coverage.

Located in the northeast heights of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop to our professional home. Albuquerque’s high desert location provides 4 distinct seasons and mild temperatures year-round. Many of the city’s locals consider autumn as their favorite season of the year and during this time Albuquerque hosts the International Balloon Fiesta. The event draws tens of thousands worldwide every fall for a visual spectacle not to be replicated anywhere else. Our mild climate offers many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, bike riding, skiing, and boating. Hungry? We have many local restaurants, breweries and wineries offering gastronomical experiences found nowhere else. Our local zoo, aquarium and children’s museum are favorites among our citizens of all ages. Santa Fe—the state capital—and Taos—a world heritage site—are easy day trips from Albuquerque. Famous for their art museums, architecture, ancient pueblo sites and gastronomy; these are places worth exploring and experiencing again and again.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!