Department: Surgery

Small Animal Surgeon

Small Animal Surgeon

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center is seeking an ACVS or ECVS board-certified surgeon or a residency trained veterinarian to join our experienced surgical team. AMC is dedicated to supporting excellence in clinical practice and post-graduate teaching, ensuring rewarding careers, and assuring the health and safety of all hospital employees and clients. AMC offers a unique hybrid of academia and clinical practice, with a collaborative environment promoting inter-departmental consults and a noncompetitive atmosphere with an emphasis on education and excellent patient care. We are a stimulating, collegial, specialty and primary care veterinary hospital that promotes lifelong learning, postgraduate intern and resident training, and scholarship. Many additional advantages and benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous sign-on bonus 
  • Excellent benefits (paid health insurance, generous paid-time off, paid continuing education time-off and stipend, 403-b retirement plan with employer contribution) 
  • Possibility of subsidized housing in AMC apartment building or assistance to find housing 
  • Debt forgiveness program as a non-profit hospital 
  • Non-corporate practice 
  • A $100 million dollar renovation Capital Campaign to launch a new, state-of-the-art teaching hospital that will pave the way for a fulfilling professional experience in the future 

The primary job responsibilities include leading a surgical service (soft tissue and orthopedics) that provides primary patient care and clinical training of residents and interns assigned to the surgical service. The applicant will participate in all general surgery service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club, rounds, and other didactic teaching. The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching. Applicants must have completed a 3-year residency in small animal surgery (or equivalent), be either ACVS or ECVS board-certified or board-eligible and be eligible for licensure to practice as a veterinary professional in New York State.   

Schwarzman AMC is nestled in a large biomedical community on the upper East Side of NYC with excellent clinical and collaborative opportunities. As a small animal hospital providing referral services, 24-hour emergency care, and primary care, AMC treats over 60,000 cases a year.  Diagnostic imaging services are on site, including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging via a 64-slice CT and a 1.5-T MRI. Equipment available includes C-Arm fluoroscopy, endoscopic equipment for arthroscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and much more. In addition to a surgical team of 5 board-certified surgeons, 1 board-certified anesthesiologist, licensed veterinary technicians, assistants, and service coordinators, our hospital hosts a range of board-certified specialists in diverse services including dentistry, dermatology, exotic pet medicine, internal medicine, interventional radiology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and rehabilitation and sports medicine. An in-house pathology service with 2 board-certified pathologists performs educational autopsies. A commercial diagnostic laboratory housed within AMC operates 7-days per week and includes an on-site clinical pathologist. A licensed clinical social worker is also on staff. 

New York City is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world, a center of entertainment, culture, finance, education, and fashion, amongst other industries.  Numerous beautiful suburbs, including Westchester County, NY; Fairfield County, CT; and eastern New Jersey, with top-rated public schools are also within an easy commute. Outdoor opportunities and creative ways to enjoy the city and surrounding areas are plentiful. The local environment includes beautiful parks and botanical gardens, interesting neighborhoods to explore, museums, ocean beaches, and bird sanctuaries, and trails for hiking, biking, and more, both in the city and within a 2-hour drive. The beautiful Catskill and Berkshire mountains are also within a 2-hour drive for hiking, rock-climbing, and skiing.

Salary Range

$310,000 – $340,000

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please direct any inquiries about this position to Dr. Quesenberry or Tina Ravindrannair of our HR Department.  A letter of intent and CV may be emailed to: 

Contact information: 
Katherine Quesenberry, DVM, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
The Animal Medical Center
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065