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Cardiologist-Friendship Hospital for Animals

Friendship Hospital for Animals
Washington D.C.
Competitive Compensation, Sign On Bonus, Relocation Assistance, Salary Negotiable
Closing date
Jan 14, 2024

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Friendship Hospital for Animals provides high-quality, compassionate veterinary care to the dogs and cats of the Washington D.C. metro area. We provide a full range of services including specialty care, urgent and emergency care, and wellness care. Friendship's Specialty departments include critical care, oncology, internal medicine,  neurology/neurosurgery, radiology, pain management and rehabilitation therapy, anesthesiology, surgery, dermatology, cardiology, and ophthalmology. Advanced imaging is on the premises, including a 16-slice CT and 1.5T MRI.  Our in-house laboratory is overseen, by our board-certified clinical pathologist. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to providing clients and their pets with the highest quality of medicine and service, Friendship Hospital is also a fun and rewarding place to work and grow. Excellent compensation and generous benefits are offered. 

We are seeking a second board-certified cardiologist to join our growing team. A successful applicant should possess effective communication skills, an interest in building relationships with clients and referring veterinarians, and enjoy working in a collaborative, supportive environment. Some locum tenens work may also be available. 

Benefits include: relocation assistance, compensated continuing education, professional memberships (VIN, AVMA, AAHA), AVMAPLIT, 401(k), health insurance, commuter benefits, discounted health club membership, vacation, and community service leave. District of Columbia veterinary license is not initially required. Approved application must be on file with D.C. prior to beginning employment. Interested applicants should reach out to Stephanie Burrus at

 In addition, to seeing patients by appointment, responsibilities include: 

  • Consulting on and managing in-hospital patients 
  • Mentoring interns  
  • Communicating with clients  
  • Communicating with referring veterinarians 
  • Training and mentoring support staff  
  • Attending and participating in rounds and CE 


  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to handle stressful situations 
  • Ability to care for complex in-hospital cases 
  • Ability to mentor interns 
  • Ability to communicate with specialists in managing cases 

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