Dermatologist (5685-290)

VCA Antech, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, our flagship hospital, is currently looking for a boarded or residency trained, small animal Dermatologist.

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is a referral center, primary care facility and teaching hospital with 24-hour emergency service. We have a staff of 49 veterinarians with specialists in internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, behavior and rehabilitation/integrative medicine. Having just moved to a new 43,000 sq ft hospital earlier this year, we are now one of the largest hospitals in the country in what is undoubtably one of the most beautiful hospitals in the world. The large, 3-level hospital encompasses 9 state-of-the-art surgery suites; including suites dedicated to neurology, orthopedic and minimally invasive surgery. The hospital has 19 examination rooms, 2 medical procedure rooms, MRI, CT, a medical oncology suite (including our bone marrow transplant center), a radiation oncology suite housing a linear accelerator capable of IMRT, and a large physical therapy/rehabilitation center. VCA West LA has also just been named as one of 9 Veterinary Trauma centers in the United States. These hospitals will work collaboratively to define high standards of care and disseminate information that improves trauma patient management efficiencies and outcomes. We also have a thriving internship and residency program and would expect any specialist coming on board to play a part in their education.

Individuals applying for this position should have strong interpersonal skills, a desire to teach, and a personality to deal with a large and varied case load and clientele. We are looking for a personable, happy, charismatic individual with strong inter-personal skills who fits well within our family. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong interest and demonstrated competency in orthopedic surgery including joint replacement and arthroscopic procedures.

There really is no need to "sell" the hospital as it's name and brand precede it. This really is as good as it gets! If interested, please check out the website and apply below. (Although the application itself does not mention it, please include a letter of intent and three references.)

To go directly to the hospital website and see all our specialists, click here.

The neurologist—under the guidance of the Medical Director and with the support of the Regional Medical Director—carries out VCA's promise to our clients: making their pet's health our top priority and excellent service our goal. The neurologist educates clients and referring veterinarians on, advocates for and strives to deliver the highest quality medical, surgical, dental and nutritional diagnostics, treatment, and preventative care to companion animals.

Skills and Qualifications

* A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.

* Residency training with board eligibility or certification in Surgery.

* Ability to become licensed to practice in the state of California.

* Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude.

Job Responsibilities

* Establish a good rapport with referring veterinarians, including: timely professional and respectful communication; assistance in their professional growth and education through recommendations and interaction on referred and shared cases; ongoing development of a positive and professional working relationship; participation in Continuing Education involving the local referral community.

* Assist in the development and training of the paraprofessional team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.

* Assist with marketing the services of the specialty practice through a variety of outreach programs, some of which include: making hospital visits to referring veterinarians, assisting with local CE meetings, answering all calls from referring veterinarians promptly, helping with production of hospital newsletters and case reports.

* Assist with the training of interns and residents, under the guidance of the Medical Director.

* Positively represent the hospital and VCA in the professional community and to the general public.


VCA rewards its team members with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

* Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

* Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance

* 401(k) retirement savings plan

* Continuing Education allowance

* Professional Liability Coverage

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