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VCA Criticalist in Tustin, California

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 Orange County Veterinary Specialists is a well-respected, 24-hour emergency/multi-specialty practice in Tustin, California.

VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists at , a 24-hour emergency and specialty center, well regarded and respected in the Orange County veterinary community is currently seeking an experienced residency trained and/or boarded Criticalist to join our team.

The practice itself if over ten years old and is primarily a critical care and internal medicine focused practice. It is located in a collaborative campus of other specialists, encompassing all specialties in veterinary medicine including but not limited to Oncology, Neurology, Radiation Oncology, Dermatology, Dentistry, and Ophthalmology. The practice was recently completely remodeled and is housed in a two-story, 7500 square foot facility with all the accompanying and imaginable bells and whistles.

The spacious facility at VCA OCVS meets the needs of all of its specialists and includes six exam rooms, two surgical suites and a large treatment room. Available equipment includes anesthetic and mechanical ventilators, diagnostic and portable ultrasounds, oxygen cages and endoscopy towers (flexible and rigid video scores as well as laparoscopy and arthroscopy). In addition, the practice uses both digital radiograph and has a fluoroscopy (portable C-arm).

Laboratory equipment includes in-house CBC, in-house chemistry, Nova (electrolytes and blood gas) and colloid osmometer. Intensive care monitoring capabilities include recently upgraded pulse oximetry with, Capnography (EMMA portable capnographs and stand alone capnography), direct and indirect blood pressure monitoring, CVP monitoring, intra-abdominal pressure monitoring and wireless continuous telemetry. Advanced imaging (CT, MRI and scintigraphy) is also available next door.

The hospital fosters a relaxed and collegial atmosphere with a large support staff of 50 employees. Of 22 highly skilled veterinary technicians, 13 are registered veterinary technicians and 3 are boarded in emergency and critical care.

The primary qualification in any applicant is an all-encompassing desire to provide exceptional patient care. However, it is equally important that any applicant be energetic, a fun person to be around and someone who will gel with the positive vibe of the facility.

Since this is already a very busy hospital with a heavy caseload and a strong referral base, this position offers the opportunity to a variety of interesting cases and also to work collaboratively with all the specialty departments.

In addition to the opportunity to work in a busy, established multi-specialty practice, the position at VCA OCVS offers the opportunity to live in one of the loveliest regions in the country. The beach is a short drive to the west while the mountains, skiing and the desert are short drives to the east. VCA OCVS is situated between Los Angeles and San Diego with numerous activities and areas to explore. Orange County at is undoubtedly one of the loveliest regions in the country. There is a super high quality of life, the beach is short drive to the west while the mountains, skiing or the desert a short drive to the east. Get in the car and soon enough you’ll be in LA with its big city culture or avoid the car altogether and enjoy the open space and outdoor activities that the OC has to offer.

In this position you'll use your superior medical judgment combined with a high level of empathy, confidence and humility to save pets’ lives.

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.

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

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!