Veterinary Criticalist - Friendship Hospital For Animals

Washington, DC
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Veterinary Doctors /
full-time /
We are expanding and seeking an additional board-certified or board-eligible Veterinary Criticalist to join our busy Emergency and Critical Care Department. We are a well-established team of over 70 veterinarians and 200+ well-trained professionals. This is an exclusive opportunity to be part of a network of veterinary professionals revolutionizing animal health care through collaboration, expertise and cutting-edge research! 

The applicant should possess excellent communication skills, a focus on teamwork and collaboration and an interest in building client relationships. District of Columbia veterinary license is not initially required, however an approved application must be on file with DC prior to beginning employment.


    • 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 all urgent care meetings


    • competitive personalized compensation 
    • excellent scheduling and generous paid time off 
    • compensated continuing education 
    • medical, dental, vision insurance 
    • 401-k 
    • paid parental leave 
    • paid professional fees, memberships, and liability insurance (VIN, AVMA, AAHA, licensing)  
    • dedicated veterinary social worker 
    • commuter benefits, pet discounts and so much more... 
We are exclusively seeking individuals who embrace a nurturing, cooperative, and ethical environment, where genuine individuals come together to share knowledge, uplift one another, and enhance the health and happiness of our patients, clients, team members, and the community. Of course, having fun while doing so is non-negotiable! Qualified applicants are invited to apply! 
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Established in 1936, Friendship Hospital for Animals is a top-tier AAHA Accredited veterinary hospital providing compassionate patient care including wellness, emergency, and specialized care. Our range of specialized departments includes critical care, radiology, anesthesiology and pain management, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology/neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine/hemodialysis, rehabilitation therapy, and surgery. Our facility is equipped with cutting-edge MRI and CT technology, a dedicated ICU, long-term ventilator capability, and onsite laboratory and hemodialysis. We are constantly evolving to provide the most advanced, state-of-the art comprehensive care. We believe in sharing our knowledge with the community through continuing education, externships, internships, and residency programs.  
Located in Washington D.C among diverse and historic neighborhoods and close to great food, entertainment, parks, and history. 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. 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