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Small Animal Criticalist in San Marcos

Old Ethos Vet
San Marcos, California
Highly competitive salary, production, bonus and other incentives available
Closing date
Aug 15, 2023

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Organization Type
Private Practice

Job Details

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego – North County is seeking a full-time Criticalist to join our 24/7 Emergency and Specialty Referral hospital in San Marcos, California.  


We are looking for an experienced board-certified or board-eligible Criticalist to support our hospital on a full-time basis. We are seeking a team member who has excellent interpersonal skills, desires to be a team player, is interested in expanding/growing the department, can accomplish a high caseload, and possesses strong time management skills.  Our emergency department has grown steadily over the years, and with our continued expansion, we are looking for an individual who desires to lead and continue to grow the department, joining our current criticalist. 


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­We have 4 ORs, digital radiography, 128-slice CT, multiple ultrasounds, and a 1.5T MRI.  We have recently added 5,700 square feet of space to our location, and we have plans to move/upgrade our facility to a >30,000 square foot facility in 2025. We also have a full team of 10+ ER doctors, a robust internship program, 18 specialists, and a social worker for our clients and team.


The success of our hospital can only be attributed to our colleagues. We have a highly collaborative culture that strives for excellence, is optimistic, collaborative, and supportive.  This teamwork and camaraderie leads to delivering exceptional service to our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians.


Veterinary Specialty Hospital and Ethos Veterinary Health:  VSH North County is part of the Ethos Veterinary Health network of hospitals, providing our clinicians the opportunity to be part of a larger network of hospitals, but still maintain our distinctive identity. The focus of Ethos is on advancing veterinary medicine, along with providing high quality, compassionate care, which improves the lives of patients and their human companions. Our advancements center around three main areas: Transformative Science, Knowledge, and Collaboration.


Compensation: We offer an extremely competitive compensation package including a large sign-on bonus with relocation. Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $120,000 to $300,000. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs. Additionally, we offer access to career coaching, financial advisors, and mental health resources in addition to health insurance, dental insurance, FSA, and 401K with employer contribution.


Benefits:  Our staff enjoy competitive compensation and benefits including: Health & Dental, FSA, 401 (k), CE allowance, professional expenses, and growth opportunities at all levels of the organization. Sign-on bonus plus moving allowance available.


Interested candidates can confidentially submit their CV to Jennifer Harper, Talent Acquisition Partner at

Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.




Ethos Veterinary Health (“Ethos”) consists of over 145 world-class specialty and emergency hospitals dedicated to advancing animal health and providing exceptional, compassionate care. With a network of over 2,000 specialty and emergency caregivers, Ethos brings together an integrated community of expertise and collaboration enabling continuous growth and learning. As one of the largest veterinary specialty networks, Ethos takes a scientific, evidence-based approach to lead the advancement of cutting-edge medicine to extend and improve the lives of pets. For more information, visit Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals.

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