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Looking to add a 2nd Medical Oncologist to our team! Amazing Team and Work Environment!!!

Lakefield Veterinary Group
Sugar Land, Texas
$200 - $250k pro-sal with no negative accrual (Salary negotiable based on experience)
Closing date
Jul 29, 2024

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Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists is looking to add a Full-Time Veterinary Medical Oncologist to our Medical Oncology team and rapidly growing hospital!


Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists is a recently remodeled specialty hospital located in Sugar Land, TX, a thriving city with a family feel just 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. 

We're a close-knit group of experienced veterinary professionals that pride ourselves on our ability to offer mentorship, support, and a collaborative workplace. In addition to taking care of pets, we also take care of each other. Through day-to-day interactions and organized team-building activities, we create an environment where personal health, well-being, and work-life balance is important, and every individual matters.   

Learn more about us by visiting our website at


Our Culture and Team:

Our mission at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists is to provide the best possible veterinary specialty and emergency care for pets and their owners with outstanding customer service, understanding, compassion and communication. We recognize, respect, and support the value of every co-worker and our referring veterinarians in this TEAM effort to succeed in OUR MISSION. Our core values—do the right thing, fun, wow service, trust, respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion, knowledge, and loyalty—guide everything we do at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists. 

When you join our amazing team, you will be working closely with our Medical Director and Internist, Dr. Emily Medici and Dr. Andy Novosad, Head of our Oncology Department. 

Dr. Medici is originally from Baton Rouge, LA and received her DVM degree from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  She practiced in a small animal private practice for two years before entering a small animal Internal Medicine residency at Oklahoma State University which she completed in 2009.  She practiced for two years in Kansas in a specialty clinic before deciding she missed the South. 

Dr. Andy Novosad is a native Houstonian and graduate of Memorial High School.  He pursued his undergraduate education and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 from Louisiana State University.  The Animal Medical Center in New York City, with its high caseload, was his choice for internship in small animal medicine and surgery.   Dr. Novosad remained at The Animal Medical Center in their medical oncology residency program, which he completed in 2002.  After successfully completing the Board Examination, he was awarded Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Oncology Specialty.  Dr. Novosad then moved back to Texas, accepting a position as Head of the Oncology Department at the Animal Diagnostic Clinic in Dallas.  His professional interests include lymphoma, leukemia, melanoma and mammary tumors.  He is the author of many scientific articles and book chapters on a variety of oncological topics.


Our Hospital:

In addition to medical oncology, our team offers emergency care, critical care, diagnostic imaging, ICU, internal medicine, neurology, surgery, and radiation oncology.  We are well equipped with digital radiography, a 16 slice CT with 3D recon abilities, Halcyon Linear Accelerator, an ultrasound, MRI, and a full in-house laboratory. We offer fluoroscopy and laparoscopy and have scope towers for urinary, gastrointestinal, nasal, and orthopedic cases.  We have a great atmosphere and established referral base.


Our Community:

Our community has outstanding schools, great restaurants, live music, shopping, and 25+ parks!  Sugar Land is home to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center, and the Houston Astros Triple-A affiliate team, there is something for everyone!

Learn more here:


 We offer a full compensation and benefit package including:

  • Competitive base salary-(200k-250k)!
  • Quarterly Production Bonus of 25% (No Negative Accrual)!
  • Competitive Sign-On Bonus!
  • World Vets Travel Opportunities!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance - with company contribution HSA account
  • License reimbursement!
  • Continuing Education allowance $3,000 for FT DVM's!!
  • 401k with company match!
  • Generous Paid Time Off for work/life balance!
  • Practice freedom - no corporate protocols or mandatory formulary!
  • AVMA PLIT Professional Liability Insurance covered!
  • Relocation Assistance!
  • Uniform Allowance!
  • Team Member Discounts and More!


If you would like to be a part of a growing hospital that practices superior pet care while maintaining a family feel, we would like to hear from you! 

Please contact Joe Rusk at with any questions or to submit your resume. 


Lakefield Veterinary Group is a family-owned veterinary hospital acquisition company, preserving the independence and local legacy for veterinarians looking to sell their practice. Our goal is to obtain successful hospitals without disrupting the unique characteristics that made them so successful. We have over 70 locations, each providing pets with compassionate veterinary care. Unlike other acquisition groups, we are family-owned. This unique trait guides a long-term philosophy based on stability and integrity. The Desmarais family has a history of building enduring companies based on trust and mutual respect that last a lifetime. We’re fortunate to be the steward of an organization whose mission is to improve the lives of pets, and we’re tremendously grateful to work with dedicated veterinarians. Over the next several decades, we aim to build a company that will make a positive contribution to veterinary medicine.


Small Animal, Mixed Animal, Equine, Exotics

GP, ER, and Specialty

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