Department: Surgery

Small Animal Surgeon

Small Animal Surgeon

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center is seeking an ACVS board-certified surgeon or a residency trained veterinarian to join our experienced surgical team.

Job Responsibilities

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 ACVS board-certified or board-eligible and be eligible for licensure to practice as a veterinary professional in New York State.

AMC’s Surgery Team

Our surgical team includes 4 board certified surgeons, one board certified anesthesiologist, and experienced licensed veterinary technicians, assistants, and service coordinators. A brand-new, state-of-the-art surgical suite in currently under construction with an expected open date in 2024.


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.

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.


  • Competitive salary
  • Generous sign-on bonus
  • Four-day work week
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance with medical, dental, and vision benefits, very generous paid time off, paid continuing education time-off stipend, and 403-b retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Possibility of housing in an AMC apartment building or assistance to find housing
  • School loan debt forgiveness opportunity as a non-profit hospital
  • Non-corporate practice with no percentage pay
  • Collegial work with colleagues in a non-competitive structure with strong teaching and mentoring opportunities as well as opportunities for research

A Commitment to Lifelong Learning:

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center is located in the heart of Manhattan, near a multitude of prestigious leading research and teaching hospitals. The AMC’s commitment to compassionate and pioneering veterinary care dates to 1910 when it was founded as a clinic to help animals whose owners could not afford treatment. We continue this legacy today as the world’s largest non-profit animal hospital, with 130+ veterinarians working collaboratively across 20 specialties and services. Our team prides itself on delivering world class veterinary care to help keep pet families together.

When you join the team at AMC, you join a renowned team of veterinary professionals dedicated to innovative care, research, and education. Our prestigious postgraduate education programs attract future leaders in veterinary medicine, and the clinical research conducted at AMC has led to breakthroughs that change the way veterinary care is delivered industry wide. This shared commitment to learning, teaching, and innovative care creates a collegial, collaborative environment with rewarding opportunities for advancement and growth.

We’re building the future of veterinary medicine at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, thanks to our transformative Gift of Love campaign to expand and enhance our clinical, educational, and research capacities. Construction is currently underway to fully renovate the hospital, ensuring AMC is at the forefront of veterinary medicine for generations to come.

Salary Range

$300,000 – $330,000

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