Dec 02, 2019

Criticalist - Tucson, AZ

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  • Tucson, AZ, USA
Full time Veterinarian

Job Description

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson is seeking a board certified criticalist. We desire an experienced, skilled, confident, and compassionate doctor who views the interaction between the patient and owner as an extension of our referring veterinarians’ practices.


VSCT is a busy Emergency and Specialty hospital which consists of specialists in surgery, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, emergency/critical care, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, dentistry and companion animal rehabilitation therapy in an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our specialists, emergency doctors, and interns take a “one hospital” approach together with our experienced administrative and technical staff to provide the highest quality compassionate health care and service to our patients, pet owners, and referring veterinarians.


Our 32,000 sq. ft. hospital was opened in July 2004 and features a separate emergency entrance and lobby, 16 exam rooms, 4 surgical and 1 dental suite, video-endoscopy, mobile and stationary color-flow Doppler ultrasounds, a large central ICU with oxygen cage, Pulmonetics ventilator, Telemetry, portable ultrasound unit, in-house lab, spiral CT scanner, MRI, digital radiography, Iodine 131, and CO2, diode and therapeutic lasers.  In addition to standard full blood analysis, our in-house lab equipment includes a colloid osmometer, lactatometer, coagulation monitoring (PT/PTT), microscope, and blood typing/crossmatching.  We also have both noninvasive and invasive blood pressure monitoring, and continuous central venous pressure monitoring, as well as negative pressure wound therapy.


Our 46 cage ICU features separate wards for small breed dogs, large dog runs, and cats while keeping them all visible behind glass.  This unique arrangement affords our feline patients the quiet environment they need and allows loud or infectious patients to be isolated.  Our critical patients and oxygen cage are housed at the front of our ICU.  We also have a fully stocked separate isolation ward as well as a step-down ward for less critical patients.  Our emergency staff consists of highly skilled and trained, reliable certified veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants who are committed to supporting our doctors.


Tucson, Arizona is a thriving city of over one million people offering a mild year round climate with abundant recreational and cultural activities and a lower than average cost of living.  Our employment package includes a competitive base salary (plus incentives), full benefits including medical/dental/vision/disability insurance, relocation expenses, 401K, paid vacation and CE time, license and association dues. We place a high priority on professional development, job satisfaction and quality of life for our staff.


You are encouraged to apply if you are a clinician with high standards of medical and ethical care, superior clinical and communication skills, leadership ability and a desire to share knowledge, interested in working in a dynamic, collaborative, team-oriented group practice dedicated to the needs of the pet and client, and belonging to a successful hospital in a city which can provide an excellent livelihood.

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