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Internist – Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty – Bellevue/Seattle, Washington

Lakefield Veterinary Group
Bellevue, Washington State
$200,000 - $250,000 pro-sal with no-negative accrual
Closing date
Jul 29, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate, Private Practice

Job Details

Internist – Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty – Bellevue, WA (Competitive Sign-On Bonus!)

Who We Are:

Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (Hospital), located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest just a few miles from downtown Seattle, was founded to provide world class compassionate veterinary care to our patients and their caregivers.  This care extends throughout the support team to provide an exciting, fun, diverse, and inclusive work environment.  We love pets and we love people! Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty is looking to welcome a Full-Time Internist (1.0 FTE) to our new team and brand new hospital opening in the spring of 2023!

Our Culture and Team:

We believe in hard work, but not at the cost of a healthy work life balance.  Ample time off and a flexible work schedule will allow a great opportunity to explore all that Washington has to offer. Our core values—do the right thing, fun, wow service, respect, and learning—guide everything we do at Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty. 

When you join our team, you will be working closely with our Medical Director and founder, Dr. Christopher Lewis. Dr. Christopher Lewis was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. In 2000, he graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He then attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2005. Upon graduation, he moved to Atlanta, GA to complete a rotating internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists. While Dr. Lewis’s passion resides in the challenge and variety of emergency medicine and surgery, he has worked in general practice and was the medical director at a successful primary care hospital in The Woodlands, TX.  Most recently, Dr. Lewis was the medical director at Animal Emergency Clinic NE in Humble, TX.    

For additional information about Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, please visit

Our Hospital:

Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty will open with 24/7 emergency services led by our founding veterinarian and hospital team whose decades of experience in emergency medicine will be the foundation of our new 16,000 SF facility. Specifically designed for veterinary care and use, this brand-new emergency and specialty hospital will provide high-quality emergency medical care to pets and their people. We offer a fully equipped diagnostic laboratory, cutting-edge surgical facilities, digital radiography, advanced CT imaging, ultrasound, and endoscopy services with our emergency and critical care services. Our team is highly trained with extensive experience treating a wide range of animal emergencies and illnesses.

Community Impact:

Our commitment to pets extends beyond our hospital walls.  Our Team Members can 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.

Join Our Team!

Our ideal candidate is board-certified and will have strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative mindset. We would welcome an enthusiastic and team-focused veterinarian with a desire provide compassionate care in a well-equipped hospital.  We encourage collaboration with other veterinarians and hospital staff to provide the highest standard of care.

When you join our team, you’ll receive:

·              Competitive base salary with bonus potential

·              Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance - with company contribution HSA account

·              License reimbursement

·              Continuing Education allowance $2,500 for FT DVM’s

·              401k with company match

·              Generous Paid Time Off for work/life balance

·              US National Park Pass to enjoy your time off!

·              Practice freedom

·              AVMA PLIT Professional Liability Insurance

·              Sign-On Bonus for Full-Time Veterinarians

·              Unique partnership with WorldVets for philanthropically minded Team Members

Bellevue, WA:

Known to many as “the silicon forest.” Bellevue, WA is located on the east side of Seattle, WA and is one of top places to live in the Unites States, according to dozens of publications due to its unique cross section of accessibility to outdoor recreational activities that the Pacific Northwest is known the world over for. Bustling economic industries such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Boeing, and others that combine a sprawling urban community. Nationally recognized top graded public schools’ systems, international recognized culinary communities and a close proximity to Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish are local attractions.

Join the Lakefield Family!

Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty is part of the Lakefield Veterinary Group – a family-owned company that offers support and resources to hospital teams while empowering them to make decisions about how they practice medicine and show up for their communities. 

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Come experience the Puget Sound, where outdoor recreation is in abundance. 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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