Founded in 1989, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) , has been serving Texas pets, their owners and referral veterinarians for more than 30 years. Our core values of Compassion, Ethics, Knowledge, Collaboration, and Quality guide all of our decision making, and provide a framework that enables us to provide best in class medicine.
We are seeking an ICU Managing/Hospitalist Veterinarian to work with the emergency and specialty teams, assisting in the intake and management of hospitalized emergency patients, creating and recommending treatment plans, maintaining and updating medical records and facilitating transfers to the appropriate specialty service as needed. Hospitalists at GCVS enjoy both our dedicated, experienced support staff of 40+, as well as scribes to help with note taking, updating patient records etc. to allow our doctors spend more time practicing, less time on administration.
Receive transfers from the emergency veterinarians that require hospitalization. Patients may be transferred to specialists the same day, the following day, or may be discharged by hospitalist on the following day.
Receive minor follow up appointments that come through as “same day emergencies” as well as low acuity same-day These will be the “fast track” emergencies.
Create and recommend treatment plans
Update patient information in medical records with the latest findings and treatments
Order diagnostic tests for health care staff to administer
Review and interpret test results
Prescribe pharmaceuticals based on diagnostic results and physical exam findings
Communicate with patient owners regarding their care and well-being
Provide updates and discharge summaries to rDVMs
Attend daily rounds
Our 60,000 sq-ft hospital has a 1.5 T MRI, 64- slice CT, a Varian Halcyon radiation therapy system capable of advanced radiation therapy modalities as well as an Interventional Radiology Suite. We currently have specialty practices in Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Allergy, Avian and Exotics, Cardiology, Behavioral Therapy, and Anesthesiology. In addition to the specialty services, we have a 24/7/365 emergency service with a team of dedicated ER doctors and Criticalists.
DVM or VMD licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas
Active DEA license
Minimum of 5 years of practice experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Houston is the 4th largest city in the country with a world-renowned medical center, as well as museum, theater, and arts districts. We have a climate that allows outdoor activities year-round. We have professional sports teams, numerous recreational and cultural amenities, and exceptional universities, colleges, and public education so you and your family can thrive here.
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists offers competitive compensation as well as a full range of benefits including health, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, time off for vacation and CE, and a 401(k) plan.
NVA Overview:NVA is a growing community of general practice clinics, emergency hospitals, equine practices, specialty hospitals, and pet resorts across five countries. Our doctors and pet care teams share best practices, medical knowledge, innovation, and insights. This collaborative approach allows each individual practice and pet resort to do what they do best: service their local community with compassionate, best-in-class care and medicine, to enhance the lives of the animals they love while backed by the support, stability, and leadership of NVA.
Compassion-First and NVA recognize that we share deep-rooted values and priorities. For years, our dedication to Specialty and Emergency medicine has been a common background.
Our groups have long shared the belief that the best patient care comes from championing hospitals in their local communities and supporting the practices and culture that have made them successful. We believe in empowering veterinarians and their teams with deeper resources so they can do more of what’s already working.
Combining our strengths gives us the opportunity to make a lasting and positive impact on the profession, our people, and the care of animals.
As one of the only dedicated Specialty and Emergency groups in the industry, NVA Compassion-First is the trusted partner of hospital teams who are looking for more—more resources to advance their medicine, a greater sense of belonging, and increased opportunities to care for their patients, clients and people.