Veterinary Criticalist - CARE Veterinary Center

Veterinarian - Specialist Frederick, Maryland


Position at CARE Veterinary Center

Thrive Pet Healthcare is looking to add a Veterinary Criticalist to the CARE Veterinary Center's team!
Join our community of veterinary care providers for the support, tools, and resources to elevate your practice and provide top-notch patient care. We believe in your abilities and are committed to helping you succeed.   
Learn more about CARE Veterinary Center. 

  • Founded in 2010, CARE is a reputable specialty and emergency care center for pets
  • Exceptional team of doctors and highly skilled technical staff
  • Strong relationships with referring veterinarians and significant growth over seven years
  • Equipped with board certified specialists, diagnostic imaging, and cutting-edge treatment options
  • 24/7, 365-day hospital with specialists in internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, and more
  • Located in Frederick, Maryland, close to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore
  • Surrounded by scenic byways leading to wineries, orchards, ski resorts, and historical sites
  • Vibrant downtown area with award-winning restaurants and specialty shops

Experience the perfect blend of history and modern appeal in Frederick, Maryland. This charming town offers preserved architecture, diverse dining, and a thriving arts scene. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the nearby hiking trails and wineries. With easy access to major cities, Frederick is a unique and welcoming community. 

Our network of 400 clinics across the country creates an exceptional community of veterinary professionals and resources. Thrive Pet Healthcare derives its power from individuality and interconnectivity. We are proud of our Specialty Directors Board, designed to connect specialists like you across the country for networking, community and mentorship as needed. The Board is just one element of our unique Medical Excellence and education platform, including a Clinical Research Committee, a Doctor Mentorship Committee, and more. It is aimed at providing you with the necessary knowledge, tools, and resources to enhance your professional journey.     

Provide your best care as a Thrive Pet Healthcare veterinarian.     

Our veterinarians form a vast peer network of multi-disciplinary experts here to bolster your professional and personal well-being by offering support.  You’ll have access to meaningful resources and benefits when you need to rebalance because they’re built around nurturing your mental health. This means taking the time you need with options for flexible scheduling, like three to five-day work weeks to fit every phase of your career and life.  

Benefits – our care in action   

We invest heavily in our teams' growth and development.  We nurture an emotionally intelligent workplace and strive to maintain a positive work/life balance. We pride ourselves in creating an environment that meets your specific needs and enhances your quality of life and work.   

Some of our benefits include:   

  • A progressive compensation model that includes competitive base salaries with additional production opportunities. And, no negative accrual   
  • A Personal + Professional Package of Paid Time Off 
    • Paid Vacation time, Parental leave, PURR-rental leave, and bereavement – to grieve both humans and pets  
  • Separate paid time to pursue Continuing Education 
  • Generous Support for Board Study Paid Time 
  • Mental health and well-being, as we understand the unique challenges that come with veterinary care and offer resources to alleviate them
  • Educational support because knowledge is power and fundamental in your growth and development
  • Impressive Pet Perks – free exams and discounts on products and services at all Thrive locations    

To explore opportunities with us, please review the following job requirements and reach out to us!     

Experience & Skills Requirements   

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required   
  • State Veterinary Board License and must be in good standing for the state in which they intend to be hired, before their start date.   
  • Active DEA license or DEA licensure eligible.   
  • Board Certified Veterinary Criticalistor Residency Trained Veterinarian.      

To learn more about this amazing opportunity, please apply through the link on this page or submit your CV confidentially to Renee La Fayette at [email protected]You can also view additional positions at    

At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered.