Applicants should have a DVM degree and have a Diplomate status or board eligible in the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) or Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in avian, reptile/amphibian, and/or exotic companion mammal specialties. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a residency program in zoological/exotic medicine and who have a strong interest in zoological companion animals. A California license is required.
Individuals applying for this position should have strong interpersonal skills and the personality to deal with a large and varied case load and clientele, including referring veterinarians. We are looking for a personable, happy, charismatic individual with strong inter-personal skills who fits well within our family. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong interest and demonstrated competency in zoological companion animals.
Passion to teach is a must. VCA West Los Angeles is a teaching hospital with 15 interns and 5 residents and it is committed to outstanding service and education. The candidate will take an active role in clinical and didactic teaching of professional students, residents, and interns, as well as continuing education for our local veterinary community. Opportunity for participation in clinically relevant research projects is available.
Our zoological medicine and surgery service is equipped with state of the art endoscopy and surgery equipment. Our patients consist of a diverse representation of taxa, including, but not limited to, birds, mammals, reptilians, amphibians and aquatic animals. We also support local zoos and wildlife centers.
The VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is a referral center, primary care facility and teaching hospital with 24-hour emergency service. We have a staff of 56 veterinarians with specialists in internal medicine, surgery, emergency and critical care, neurology, ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, zoological medicine and service, behavior and rehabilitation/integrative medicine.
We are located in a 42,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility. The large, 3-level hospital encompasses 9 state-of-the-art surgery suites; including suites dedicated to neurology, orthopedic and minimally invasive surgery. The hospital has 19 examination rooms, 2 medical procedure rooms, MRI, CT, a medical oncology suite (including our bone marrow transplant center), a radiation oncology suite housing a linear accelerator capable of IMRT, and a large physical therapy/rehabilitation center.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 401K retirement plan, health insurance, paid vacation and compensation for continuing education
There really is no need to "sell" the hospital as its name and brand precede it. This really is as good as it gets! If interested, please check out the website and apply below. (Although the application itself does not mention it, please include a letter of intent and three references.)
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