Veterinary Criticalist - Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle

Veterinarian - Specialist Lynnwood, Washington


Position at Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle

Thrive Pet Healthcare is looking to add a Veterinary Criticalist to Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle'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 the Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle.

  • Dynamic, talented team prioritizing a collaborative approach to patient care.
  • A 24/7 hospital offering exceptional ER and specialty services:
    • Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Critical Care, Neurology, Oncology, Radiology, and Surgery.
  • Abundant CE opportunities for both doctors and staff.
  • Engage in clinical research studies to further your expertise.
  • Give back through strong community partnerships with shelters and rescue organizations.
  • Our custom-built 24,000 sq. ft. facility features:
    • In-house 1.5 Tesla MRI, state-of-the-art digital imaging, 64-slice CT, and more.
    • Comprehensive equipment for laparoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy, and bronchoscopy.
    • Cutting-edge diagnostic tools like echocardiography and ultrasound.
    • Skilled technical and assistant staff providing top-notch patient care.
  • Opportunities for a bustling caseload, professional growth, community outreach, mentoring interns, and maintaining work-life balance.
Seattle is a lively and enjoyable city with a thriving cultural scene and outstanding dining options. The exquisite and unusual natural surroundings make it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with mountains and the ocean in close proximity. The Emerald City is an excellent place to reside! We have a mild climate with sunny springs and summers; superb skiing and snowboarding are only a few hours away. There is always something to experience everywhere - music festivals, high-quality restaurants, ferry rides, and sports events. We are a food lover's paradise, with exceptional local produce and farmers' markets, numerous breweries and wineries, and an abundance of fresh seafood. 

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.  When you need to rebalance, you’ll have access to meaningful resources and benefits 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 Criticalist or Residency Trained Veterinarian.    

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

Compensation is negotiable based on credentials and experience, with an annual salary range starting at $180,000 - $200,000 / year.  The actual salary offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

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.