Veterinary Criticalist - Pet Specialists of Austin

Veterinarian - Specialist Austin, Texas


Position at Thrive Pet Healthcare

Thrive Pet Healthcare is looking to add a Veterinary Criticalist to the Pet Specialist of Austin'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 Pet Specialist of Austin. 

  • Pet Specialists of Austin supports a range of Board Certified Veterinarians, including Critical Care, Oncology, Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine, and a 24/7 Emergency Department.
  • The hospital is equipped with cutting-edge technology:
    • Video endoscopes
    • Digital radiology
    • 64-slice CT scanner
    • 1.5 Tesla MRI
    • Ultrasound for ER/ICU/IM use
    • Echo and EKG capabilities
    • Fluoroscopy and C-arm
    • USP800-compliant Oncology space
    • Orthoscopic scope tower
    • State-of-the-art isolation facilities
  • Teamwork is a central principle in our veterinary practice for delivering optimal care to animal patients.
  • We prioritize staff training and growth opportunities to reinforce our commitment to teamwork.

Discover Austin, the vibrant Texas hub where creativity, culture, and outdoor adventures converge. Known as the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin offers live bands on Sixth Street and music festivals. Immerse yourself in the arts scene, culinary delights, and outdoor activities amidst rolling hills and Lady Bird Lake. Experience the welcoming atmosphere of innovation and entrepreneurship in this unique and unforgettable city.

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 
  • 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 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.