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Associate Veterinarian (Hospitalist) - ER Dep't

Houston, Texas
Signing Bonus, Competitive Salary, Student Loan Repayment, Paid Parental Leave, PTO, and more!
Closing date
Aug 4, 2023

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Practice Area
Small Animal, Cardiology, Neurology, Nutrition / Metabolism, Oncology, Other
Position Type
Contract Type
Organization Type
Private Practice

Job Details

The primary role of the In-Patient Care Associate Veterinarian - (Hospitalist) is to provide consistent doctor care for hospitalized patients that are not under the direct care of a specialty department. Responsibilities include all aspects of inpatient care, communication with clients and referral partners, facilitation of in-house consultations and patient transfer from the ER department to specialty departments, and recovery and post-procedural care. Additionally, the In-Patient Care Associate Veterinarian - (Hospitalist) will assist with answering referral partner inquiries. This is a unique opportunity for a small-animal veterinarian with extensive emergency and critical care experience in a specialty hospital setting. Strong communication and organizational skills, the ability to collaborate with all team members across multiple departments, and the desire and ability to provide the highest level of patient care are essential to the success in this role.

Specific Responsibilities and Expectations:
  • Provide inpatient care for hospitalized patients with a wide range of medical problems and disease processes that have not been and/or will not be transferred to a specialty department.
  • Facilitate evaluation and/or transfer of hospitalized patients to specialty departments
  • Assist in the triage process, intake, evaluation, and treatment of patients presented to the ER department
  • Evaluate new ER cases and transfers from referral partners and coordinate care or transfer to a specialty service
  • Communicate with clients and referral partners regarding patient status, diagnostic and treatment plans, invoice and estimate updates, and follow-up care
  • Support specialty department inpatient care if there is not specialist on duty. This includes monitoring, medical record updating, and communication with clients and referral partners
  • Act as a liaison between the ER department and referral partners by providing information and recommendations regarding intake through the ER department versus scheduling with a specialty department
  • Engage in training of ER clinical service team members
  • Assist the hospital leadership team in improving the triage process, the workflow in the ICU, and collaboration between departments to achieve the highest level of patient care


Shift-based compensation with the opportunity for production pay.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
  • Previous experience in an ER and/or ICU setting. Preference will be given to doctors that have critical care experience and have worked in a multispecialty hospital.
  • The ability to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in [State] as well as hold a DEA license.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Collaborative personality
  • Desire to provide exceptional patient care in a fast-paced environment

Why join the team at MedVet Houston?
  • MedVet Houston Bay Area is a referral-only, appointment-based specialty hospital that offers Cardiology, Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Surgery.
  • We have a state-of-the-art hospital with the technology and equipment you need to provide exceptional care.
  • A recent transition to ezyVet makes completing medical records a breeze, and our highly trained team works together to provide comprehensive care that is supported with 24/7 nursing care for hospitalized patients.

Everything Starts with Our Caregivers
  • Our doctors are eligible to become shareholders - a rare opportunity to have ownership and share in the growth and success of MedVet & VEI hospitals across the country.
  • We offer all the benefits you expect, plus a Generous Signing Bonus , Competitive Compensation, Shareholder Opportunity, Student Loan Repayment Program and Paid Parental Leave.
  • Our passionate and dedicated team of doctors, certified technicians, assistants, and client service representatives is committed to being the best in the veterinary profession to give and receive care. Our collaboration, passion, and energy can be felt by everyone who enters our hospital doors.
  • Our team members treat patients and clients like they are our own family, and we develop referral partner relationships built on trust, respect, communication, and empathy.

Why will you love living in Houston?

America's fourth-largest city is truly a melting pot that mixes international appeal and Southern charm. Sample cuisine from thousands of restaurants that feature culinary offerings from more than 70 different countries or enjoy world-class shopping and attractions. There are more than 500 institutions devoted to the performing and visual arts, science, and history. Houston also ranks first in the ten most populous cities for total acreage of parks and has 300 miles of bikeways giving you ample opportunities to get out and explore. The region is also home to Space Center Houston and multiple professional and collegiate sports teams.

For more information about MedVet, please visit our website at or to submit a confidential CV , email Amanda Purcell at .

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Come as you are. MedVet is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all team members. You can count on us to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all team members and applicants. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, training, and overall experience and abilities. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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