Castle Shannon Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Lead Emergency Veterinarian for our 24-hour AAHA accredited Emergency and General Practice hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
VCA Castle Shannon is a family-oriented, neighborhood practice that has provided high quality, compassionate care with excellent customer service for 80 years. We're looking for a leader who enjoys practicing advanced medicine with a cohesive, tenured team. We recognize the importance of a positive culture, that's why we invite the very best people to join us. Our practice is the perfect mix of general and specialty services. We have an eclectic group of Veterinarians who support each other and work well as a team. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with endoscopy, digital radiography, ultrasound, and complete in-house laboratory available. Our highly skilled technicians have years of experience to improve your efficiency and quality of patient care. Note that our ER Doctors generally work an average of 12 or 13 shifts per month, with multiple days off in a row - we do our best to accommodate vacation and scheduling requests whenever possible to improve work/life balance!
Along with seeing emergencies, the Lead ER Veterinarian will:
Aim to increase the number of referring hospitals/cases to CSAH by relationship building with surrounding local GP hospitals
Assist in hiring, training and mentoring associate ER doctors and techs
Make the ER doctor schedule and assist in hiring new ER doctors and techs
Promote our high quality patient care and advance the care to an even higher level by ensuring AAHA critical care protocols are followed
Attend the CSAH doctor meetings to convey the concerns and needs of the ER department
In compensation for the increased responsibilities, the Lead ER Veterinarian will also receive an annual stipend over and above an attractive base salary with 25% production and NO negative accrual. The Lead ER Veterinarian will receive a monthly "perks" program (reimbursement for choice of: weekly meal subscription service, pet yard clean up, house cleaning services, or dry cleaning).
This is an excellent opportunity to earn high production income on top of a highly competitive base salary due to the already existing large clientele in ER and general practice visits and our 70+ years of trusted service to the community!
As a member of the VCA family, eligible full-time employees will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
Health & Wellness
Innovative associate health and wellbeing department (Headspace app subscriptions, Vault financial wellness tool, and access to additional mental health resources)
Continuing Education Allowance and paid Continuing Education Days
Opportunities to participate in a robust Clinical Studies program
Up to 100% Pet Care Discount for your own pets
100% paid professional liability coverage
100% paid life insurance
100% paid short-term disability insurance
Access to a network of 5,000 doctors, including more than 600 specialists
Internal Number: R-47127
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.