Relief Emergency (ER) Veterinarian> at VCA in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:


Busy, well-supported 24-hour specialty and ER hospital has a rapidly increasing caseload that supports further coverage. We offer multiple specialties and services (soon to be adding more):

  • ER/ICU

  • Internal Medicine

  • Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Oncological Therapies, including electrochemotherapy

  • Advanced Dentistry

Emergency Veterinarian opportunities

  • Day shifts

  • Overnight shifts (Swing shifts forthcoming)

  • Weekend and holiday shifts as well - These are the most exciting ones for you!

Join us with AAHA-Accredited VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center's exciting growth phase! Are you:

  • Looking to add flexible shifts?

  • Looking for that perfect fit team who works smoothly together for the benefit of the patient and client?

  • Excited to care for your patients with an experienced, supportive team of specialty and emergency doctors and highly skilled technicians?

Yes? During we are interviewing fast-paced, enthusiastic, high-quality emergency medicine doctors. We would love to have the opportunity to meet you and let you experience our 24-hour specialty & ER hospital.

Sample Cases Seen:

We see the gamut of urgent, critical care and trauma cases for dogs and cats. We are acquiring equipment for exotics care as well.

  • Trauma

  • Diabetes Mellitus/DKA

  • CHF

  • Gastroenteritis/Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis

  • Post-Operative Orthopedic care

  • Esophageal/GI Foreign Body

  • Laceration - simple and complex

  • Toxicities

  • And many more…

What we are looking for:

  • Friendly, energetic, fast-moving, independent/quick-thinking licensed emergency veterinarian is a must.

  • Internship including emergency medicine + 1-year emergency medicine required or minimum 3+ year experience in busy emergency practice.

  • Some ultrasound experience is optional, but is preferred.

  • Comfortable with minor soft tissue surgery. Ability to perform abdominal surgeries a plus.

Find what you need to practice the highest quality emergency and trauma veterinary medicine in our busy, 12,000+ sqf facility - with a small hospital feel:

Advanced diagnostics and care in our 24-hour AAHA Accredited Specialty & Emergency Hospital:

  • New GE58 Ultrasound

  • New Storz Hd Endoscopy Equipment

  • New Howell Multiflow 2002 Pro Ventilator

  • Three fully functional oxygen (O2) kennels

  • Laparoscope

  • In-house CT scanner

  • Hemodialysis unit

  • Electrochemotherapy

What are our clients like?

  • Friendly

  • Animal lovers

  • Highly compliant

  • Excellent demographics

  • Very pet-friendly community

Where are we located?

VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center is situated in a beautiful suburb of Denver, Colorado.

  • Panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains from our hospital

  • Only 1 minute from a bike path that spans to hundreds of miles of trails

  • Barely 5 minutes to a major shopping mall

  • A short 10 minutes from sailing

  • Just 20 minutes to mountain hiking trails

  • A mere 30 minutes to the vast cultural options of downtown Denver (professional sports, concerts, BuskerFest, art shows and so much more)

  • Only 1 hour to whisk down the ski slopes

What else do you get?


  • Excellent compensation

  • Health care benefits Options

  • 401K Options

  • Discounts to VCA Partners

  • Excellent Employee Pet Discounts

  • CE Allowance + many more opportunities for FREE accredited CE

  • Spectacular opportunities for advancement

  • Much, much more!

Part-Time (Relief) still gives you access to pet discounts, CE events and much more!

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at

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