Emergency Veterinarian

Emergency Medicine Lexington, Kentucky


MedVet is seeking an Emergency Veterinarian to join our Lexington, KY hospital.  We are looking for doctors to primarily work night or swing shifts (can be great with a busy family!). When you average 10-12 shifts per month you are considered full-time and eligible for full benefits.
The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment and is dedicated to practicing the highest quality of emergency medicine and critical care. The recruited candidate will join the MedVet Emergency Medicine Team treating over 100,000 patients annually at our 30+ locations. 

Why MedVet Lexington?

In addition to 24/7 Emergency services, MedVet Lexington offers Ophthalmology services. The hospital is AAHA accredited and the team is committed to collaborative, comprehensive care. Our hospital is staffed with experienced ER doctors who enjoy mentoring new graduates or experienced doctors who are transitioning to ER medicine. We have a highly skilled support team and also work closely with other MedVet hospitals in the region to provide our patients with the best possible specialty care. For more details, check out our MedVet Lexington digital magazine.

Everything Starts with Our Caregivers

  • Our passionate and dedicated team of doctors, certified technicians, assistants, and client service representatives is committed to being the best in the veterinary profession to give and receive care. Their collaboration, passion, and energy can be
  • Our team members treat patients and clients like they are our own family, and we develop referral partner relationships built on trust, respect, communication, and empathy. 
  • Founded in 1988, MedVet is one of the largest employee-owned and veterinarian-led multispecialty and emergency practices in the country. We offer the opportunity to become a shareholder- a rare occurrence in practices today.
  • We have a relatively singular focus to be a leader in emergency and specialty healthcare for pets.
  • Dedication to our mission, strategy and core values of Teamwork, Leadership and Compassion are the priorities of our organization and allow us to deliver true collaborative care and an exceptional experience for patients, clients, referral partners and employees.
  • Opportunities for advancement and leadership are available.
  • MedVet offers a competitive compensation and full benefits package, including health/ dental/vision/life/disability insurance, uniform allowance, 401K and a great signing bonus.
  • Discretionary funds and PLIT coverage are also provided for full-time team members

Why Lexington?

  • Our Lexington hospital has achieved accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). In addition to emergency services, MedVet Lexington offers an Ophthalmology service. We also work closely with our regional hospitals (i.e. MedVet Cincinnati, MedVet Dayton) to collaborate with other board-certified specialists to provide our patients with the best possible care.
  • Our Lexington team consists of several long-standing ER doctors who enjoy the fast-paced environment, case variety and having the tools to provide the highest quality of emergency medicine and critical care. We also have a very talented roster of highly skilled support staff. We strive to find the best talent who will fit in with our team for the long term.
  • Our current opportunity mostly consists of night shifts, ~10-12 per month. 
  • Lexington is the Horse Capital of the World, with a growing food scene and 100 parks around the city. It is also the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
  • Lexington provides the perfect combination of city-country life. In the suburbs, you'll find historic neighborhoods as well as a few equestrian subdivisions. Home of the historic Keeneland Racecourse, University of Kentucky and Transylvania University, you'll find plenty of local entertainment from world class horse racing to sports to live theatrical performances. Majority of bourbon is produced in and around Lexington, providing excellent opportunities for tastings, tours, and festivals to enjoy.
  • Looking for an easy day trip? Lexington's central location allows for an easy visit to Nashville, TN, Columbus, OH and many other locations within a few hours. There are also several airports located within a 90-minute drive providing for ample travel options. 

For more information about MedVet, please visit our website at www.medvet.com or to submit a confidential CV, please email Erika Allen at [email protected].
Come as you are. MedVet is an equal opportunity employer. We are also a drug-free organization, therefore employment with MedVet is dependent upon the passing of a drug screen and background check.

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