Associate Equine Hospital Surgeon - Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, WA

Veterinarian - Specialist Snohomish, Washington


Position at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital

The Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Large Animal Referral Hospital is recruiting for an energetic and motivated full-time Equine Surgeon to join our large animal hospital and field service team.

Combined, our referral hospital and field service team have two boarded certified large animal surgeons, two LA ambulatory practitioners, two LA interns. Pilchuck is a large multi-species facility which also houses a Small Animal General Practice, 24-hour small animal emergency, Integrative Medicine, and a reference quality in-house laboratory.

Our practice is in beautiful Western Washington. We have the best of both worlds – proximity to downtown Seattle culture with a more rural and quieter scene surrounding us. The equine/large animal portion of our 23-acre facility houses modalities such as digital X-Ray, endoscopy, ultrasound, MRI, and provides 24-hour nursing care, and an in-house reference quality lab. Our well-equipped practice performs a broad range of general, neurological, orthopedic, and arthroscopic/laparoscopic surgeries. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package while striving to maintain a work/life balance for our team.

Provide veterinary care to horses and various other large animals with an emphasis on sports medicine in both a hospital and ambulatory setting. Conduct a variety of technical medical and surgical duties relevant to inpatient and outpatient cases in the equine/large animal hospital, while working in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Participate in the emergency on-call rotation for the large animal referral hospital.

  • Oversee and manage hospitalized patients.
  • Perform outpatient and ambulatory exams for lameness and other medical issues.
  • Oversee Interns and nursing staff treating cases.
  • Perform large animal surgical procedures both elective and emergency.
  • Oversee the billing for each case.
  • Evaluate animals for changes in clinical status.
  • Maintain accurate medical records for each patient.
  • Take radiographs.
  • Perform bandage changes.
  • Perform endoscopic procedures.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  • Participate in the emergency on-call rotation for the large animal hospital, as needed. (One night per week and one in three weekends.)
  • Oversee anesthesia, injectable and inhalant, performed on horses and other large animal species for surgical and MRI cases.
  • Oversee Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • Oversee sterile assistance in surgical procedures.
  • Perform or oversee Shockwave procedures.

Board certified in large animal surgery with prior experience as an Associate Equine Veterinary Surgeon with an emphasis on soft tissue surgery or related, which includes experience in an equine/mixed animal practice and horse and large animal handling. Washington State Veterinary License required.

Pilchuck is part of Pathway Vet Alliance and proud to offer industry-leading support for our team members:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Veterinary Incentive Plan (VIP)
  • Relocation Assistance Package
  • Health benefits (vision/dental/life insurance too)
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Annual CE Stipend and more!
  • 401k w/ employer match
  • Annual Paid Time Off
  • Additional family & furry care support options, including veterinary care discounts.
  • Check out our INDUSTRY Leading Benefits!

You take great care of animals. We take great care of YOU!

For more information on this exciting opportunity contact Tracy Skellen at [email protected]