Department: Emergency & Critical Care

Anesthesia Emergency Clinician

Anesthesia Emergency Clinician

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s Emergency and Critical Care service – the only level 1 trauma center in the NYC area – is seeking a full-time Anesthesia Emergency Clinician to help manage our growing after-hours caseload of surgical and medical emergencies.

About the Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center is the world’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit animal hospital. Founded in 1910 as a temporary clinic to help animals whose owners could not afford medical care, today the Schwarzman AMC’s over 120 veterinarians work collaboratively across more than 20 specialties and services to treat 60,000 patient visits each year. The Schwarzman AMC maintains the only level one trauma center in the NYC area, and we have provided advanced medical training to more veterinarians than any other animal hospital.

The Schwarzman AMC offers a unique hybrid of academia and clinical practice that creates a collegial environment within the hospital and promotes inter-departmental consultations and cohesive patient care. As a mission-driven non-profit, we provide animals with the gold standard in patient care while emphasizing lifelong learning. We are dedicated to supporting excellence in clinical practice and post-graduate teaching, ensuring rewarding careers and opportunities for growth.

Our hospital is currently undergoing a major expansion and renovation to add 11,000 feet of new clinical and client space while simultaneously renovating 26,000 existing feet to ensure the Schwarzman AMC remains at the forefront of veterinary medicine and make way for new and expanded services.

About the Emilia Saint-Amand Krimendahl Institute for Trauma Care at the Animal Medical Center

The Emilia Saint-Amand Krimendahl Institute for Trauma Care at the Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility to provide compassionate and expert care for pets that need emergency and critical assistance. AMC is a verified veterinary trauma center, fully equipped to manage life-threatening traumatic injuries and staffed by experienced veterinarians and technicians. Our emergency room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Primary Job Responsibilities

The Anesthesia Emergency Clinician will have primary case responsibility for sedated and anesthetized patients on emergency shifts.

They will also help care for ventilated patients overnight on an as needed basis.  The anesthesia emergency clinician will work with senior doctors, house officers and technical staff. The Anesthesia and Pain Management department consists of one board certified anesthesiologist who oversees cases across all departments with the support of well-trained licensed technicians and veterinary assistants.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous sign-on bonus
  • Four-day work week
  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition assistance
  • 75% discount on veterinary care
  • Paid continuing education time-off and stipend
  • Relocation reimbursement for qualified candidates who live outside the NYC metropolitan area
  • Free housing for 1 year for qualified candidates who live outside of the NYC metropolitan area (*2-year employment commitment required)
  • 403b matching
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • A hospital-wide renovation to launch an expanded, modernized, state-of-the-art teaching hospital that will pave the way for a fulfilling professional experience.
  • You may be eligible for The Public Loan Service Forgiveness Program as we are a 501(c) non profit employer
  • Non-corporate practice with no pressure for percentage pay

Job Qualifications:

  • DVM, VMD or equivalent degree
  • Eligible for licensure in the state of New York
  • Experience with general anesthesia
  • Advanced training in anesthesia and/or emergency care is desirable, but not a requirement for this position

To apply for this position, please send a letter of intent and current resume to our Human Resources department at For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Katherine Quesenberry, Chief Medical Officer, at