Job Title: Senior Veterinarian in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine

Facility: The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

Address: 510 E. 62nd Street, New York, New York 10065, United States

Contact: Blake Feldman


The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center is seeking an ABVP or ACZM board-certified or board-eligible veterinarian to join our Avian and Exotic Pet Service as a full-time clinician. The Avian and Exotic Service at AMC provides 7-day/week veterinary care for a varied caseload of approximately 2,600 animals/year comprising birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and some fish. The clinician will join a service consisting of one full-time ABVP board-certified veterinarian (Reptile and Amphibian Practice), 2 part-time ABVP board-certified veterinarians (Avian Practice), and 1 per diem clinician. The Service also includes 2 house officers (2 specialty interns or intern/resident), 2 full-time technicians, 2 full-time assistants, and 1 service coordinator.

Clinical and Service Responsibilities:
In a 4-day work week, clinical responsibilities consist of daily clinical appointments, inpatient care, clinical procedures, and consulting on walk-in emergency cases. You will share oversight and training of house officers in exotic pet medicine and surgery and in the training of general rotating interns. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, the AMC Emergency and Critical Care Department provides 24-hour emergency service. No on-call emergency duty is required. The Avian and Exotic Pet Service is fully integrated with other services at the AMC and works in close coordination with other specialists to provide optimal patient care. Specialty services include anesthesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, interventional radiology and endoscopy, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology, radiation oncology, rehabilitation and integrative medicine, and soft tissue, orthopedic, and oncologic surgery. The AMC is dedicated to assuring the health and safety of all hospital employees and clients, supporting excellence in clinical practice and post-graduate teaching, and assuring rewarding careers.

Requirements for this position are either board-certification by ABVP in Avian Practice, Exotic Companion Mammals, or Reptile and Amphibian Practice or by ACZM in Zoological Companion Animal Health. Residents in the last year of an accredited training program who will be board-eligible upon graduation will also be considered.

Competitive salary
Generous sign-on bonus
Four-day work week
Health insurance with medical, dental, and vision benefits
Very generous PTO
Continuing education time off and stipend
403b retirement play with employer match
Possibility of housing in an AMC apartment building or assistance to find housing
School loan debt forgiveness opportunity as a non-profit hospital with 10 years of non-profit employment under the federal loan forgiveness program for nonprofits
Non-corporate practice with no percentage pay
Collegial work with colleagues in a non-competitive structure with strong teaching and mentoring opportunities as well as opportunities for research

A Commitment to Lifelong Learning
The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center is located in the heart of Manhattan, near a multitude of prestigious leading research and teaching hospitals. The AMC’s commitment to compassionate and pioneering veterinary care dates to 1910 when it was founded as a clinic to help animals whose owners could not afford treatment. We continue this legacy today as the world’s largest veterinary teaching hospital, with 130+ veterinarians working collaboratively across 20 specialties and services. Our team prides itself on delivering world class veterinary care to help keep pet families together.

When you join the team at AMC, you join a renowned team of veterinary professionals dedicated to innovative care, research, and education. Our prestigious postgraduate education programs attract future leaders in veterinary medicine, and the clinical research conducted at AMC has led to breakthroughs that change the way veterinary care is delivered industry wide. This shared commitment to learning, teaching, and innovative care creates a collegial, collaborative environment with rewarding opportunities for advancement and growth.

We’re building the future of veterinary medicine at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, thanks to our transformative Gift of Love campaign to expand and enhance our clinical, educational, and research capacities. Construction is currently underway to fully renovate the hospital, ensuring AMC is at the forefront of veterinary medicine for generations to come.

Salary Range: $160,000 – $180,000

Interested applicants should contact Blake Feldman ( via email. Please submit a resume with 3 references, a cover letter & your upcoming availability to interview with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Katherine Quesenberry.

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