VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Emergency Veterinarian to join the team at our AAHA-accredited, 24-hour emergency/general practice in Tacoma, Washington.
Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital is a 24 hour Hybrid hospital. We have been in this same location for over 30 years, and long tenured doctors that continue to practice here. The hospital is AAHA certified, and is working to become a Fear Free certified Hospital. Our hospitals place a premium on continuing education. Daily case rounds ensure excellence in our case management through collaborative discussion an also provide an opportunity for continuous learning. We have available in-house education for all staff members. We currently have 14 doctors on staff. The hospital is considered a teaching hospital and has a great mentorship program. This is a tremendous environment to continue to learning and growing.
Our progressive team provides services to a wide variety of cases, including emergency and critical care medicine, wellness care, digital radiography, endoscopy, rhinoscopy, orthopedic surgery and fracture repair (including bone plating), soft tissue surgery,TPLO, oxygen therapy, and transfusion medicine. The hospital’s facility houses 7 exam rooms, 2 operating suites, an isolation room, a separate work area, and a conference room facility (for rounds, lectures, and teaching). A partial list of equipment includes, external fixators, endoscopes, GI endoscopy, bronchoscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy), CO2 laser, digital radiography, state-of-the-art anesthetic and monitoring equipment, and ultrasound with color flow Doppler.
As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. Among the reasons to consider joining VCA are: • Network of 4,500+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists. • Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S. • WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff. • Robust Clinical Studies program. • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities.
We offer competitive compensation and great benefits for eligible employees, including medical/dental, generous personal pet care discounts and more!