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Oncologist WANTED!!!

Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists
Gig Harbor, Washington State
Competitive salary and compensation package for qualified applicants
Closing date
Aug 21, 2022

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Practice Area
Small Animal, Oncology
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist, Board-Certified
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Private Practice

Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is searching for an amazing ONCOLOGIST to join our family! (Gig Harbor, Washington)

About Us


Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists is a new specialty hospital in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  We are a progressive and inclusive practice, started with the vision of breaking the mold of veterinary medicine that is rife with burnout and compassion fatigue.  Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Humility with the over-arching “Do The Right Thing” are the backbone and framework of how we practice medicine, care for ourselves, each other, our patients and their families.  We prioritize quality of life and work-life balance to give time to enjoy everything the beautiful PNW has to offer. 


We take pride in our horizontal team structure. Our technical and support staff are highly valued and cherished as critical members of the team, this is evident in our shared bonus structure that is provided to all support staff as the hospital grows.  In addition to exemplary specialty and emergency medicine, we maintain a collaborative and collegial working environment that supports continued growth and learning in our hospital at all levels. 


We are growing by the day and are ready to hire additional technicians. Afraid to leave your favorite technician? We will take them, too!


The Opportunity


PSVS has a rare and exciting opportunity for you, a visionary Oncologist, to build the specialty service of your dreams and contribute to the culture and development of our hospital.  You will have the support of the existing specialties at PSVS, including surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry and neurology and critical care.  A fully operational 24-hour ER service, currently located in a separate facility, will be transitioned into our band new hospital to create the only specialty and emergency hospital on the Olympic Peninsula. 


We are currently in the construction phase of building a state-of-the-art, 21,000 sf facility in Gig Harbor, Washington. The new facility will open in fall of 2022. You will have your very own brand new oncology suite with a hood room connected directly to your treatment area for ease of treatment and safety. As you develop your service you will have the freedom to order and build your instrumentation and tool set directly in line with your own preference!!!


Our hospital facility will also include a dedicated ICU with long-term mechanical ventilation, full in-house lab, 128-slice CT, MRI, ultrasound, in-house blood-bank and component therapy, I-131 therapy, minimally invasive surgery, flexible and rigid endoscopy, and fluoroscopy and more.


Our ideal candidate is board-certified with experience. You would value and foster a hospital culture of compassionate care, would promote teamwork, and inclusivity with the vision to expand our core values and hospital vision.


Our Team Members also have the opportunity to give back to communities around the globe through our partnership with World Vets. Each year, we send a group of doctors and support staff abroad to help pets in need and support programs that nurture healthy relationships between people and animals.


For the Successful Applicant:


Life is not just about work!  We recognize that to be an excellent, satisfied clinician with longevity in this career, work-life balance is imperative.  Work life balance is a founding principle of our hospital.  Quality of life involves loving our jobs as well as pursuing our passions outside of work.  Imagine living on the beautiful, laid-back Olympic Peninsula, an outdoor-enthusiast’s dream with mountains and the Puget Sound out your backdoor, and the Pacific Coast or desert a couple hours drive away. The metropolitan life of downtown Seattle is just a short drive or ferry trip away. Here are some of the ways we will help ensure this balance…


  • Help continue to develop an incredible multispecialty and ECC hospital Generous salary plus bonus or pro/sal position WITHOUT the stress of negative accrual Potential additional bonuses as the department grows and thrives A generous relocation bonus 401K with employer match Full medical/dental/vision Employer-paid short and long-term disability insurance License reimbursement and a liberal CE allowance Substantial paid time off for work/life balance with no worry for negative accrual Personal pet discount Flexible schedule AVMA member & PLIT insurance Access to veterinary social worker services A chance to give back with World Vets trips around the globe

If your dream work/personal life involves loving your job as well as pursuing your passions outside of work, come join us, develop your own oncology service, and see what working with a truly supportive, engaged team is like!  Please send your CV to our medical director, Heather Knapp-Hoch, DVM DACVS  Inquiries will be treated with complete confidentiality.  Learn more about us at



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