Department: Radiation Oncology

Associate Veterinarian in Radiation Oncology

Associate Veterinarian in Radiation Oncology

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center is seeking a full or part-time veterinary practitioner for support of our Radiation Oncology Department. The applicant must be eligible for licensure in New York State with an interest in veterinary oncology.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervising radiation oncology patients in treatment and admitted for staging.
  • Supervising and working alongside our radiation oncology technicians and overseeing anesthesia protocols.
  • Helping the radiation oncology team as a liaison between referring veterinarians and oncologists as well as client and oncologists.
  • Participating as part of the radiation oncology team for morning and evening rounds.
  • Aiding with anatomical identification and contouring of organs at risk for computer treatment planning.

AMC’s Radiation Oncology Team:

Radiation Oncology currently comprises one board-certified radiation oncologist and one resident in radiation oncology, with the support of well-trained Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants. We are also actively seeking a second Radiation Oncologist to expand our services and educational support. AMC’s Cancer Institute also includes three board-certified medical oncologists, oncology residents and a specialty intern, and a dedicated fellowship-trained surgical oncologist. A highly specialized Interventional Radiology team is also available to assist with our patient care. Together, we offer individualized treatment plans to meet unique patient and client goals including radiation protocols tailored to specific patient requirements, advanced surgical approaches, interventional radiology techniques and/or chemo and immunotherapy.

Equipment:

The AMC is equipped with a brand new Elekta Infinity Linac system with Electron and 6 MV photon capability with variable dose rate capability. The Linac is equipped with an advanced Agility MLC (offering enhanced modulation of dose), a 6-degree HexaPOD couch, and a cone-beam CT. All computer planning is performed on Elekta’s most recent version of the Monaco computer treatment planning program.

Other available equipment pertinent to radiation oncology includes:

  • ProKnow software program (for plan archiving and plan analysis for future research and retrospective studies)
  • Philips Intera 1.5T MRI . A new MRI to be installed summer, 2023
  • Toshiba Aquilion 64 slice CT scanner
  • On site diagnostic radiography and ultrasonography
  • On-site IDEXX laboratory as well as point of care analyzers
  • Fully equipped Interventional Radiology Service (for stent placement, chemoembolization etc.)

Benefits:

  • 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 and 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 pressure for percentage pay
  • Collegial work with colleagues in a non-competitive structure with strong teaching and mentoring opportunities as well as opportunities for research

Salary Range: $140,000 to $155,000

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.

For information, please contact Dr. Rachel St-Vincent at 845-519-7931 or email Rachel.stvincent@amcny.org. To apply for this position, please send your resume, letter of interest, and three references to Human Resources at careers@amcny.org.