Department: Oncology

Small Animal Medical Oncologist

Small Animal Medical Oncologist

The Animal Medical Center’s world-renowned Cancer Institute is seeking a residency trained or board-certified (ACVIM or ECVIM) medical oncologist to join our dedicated oncology team, which includes medical, radiation, and surgical oncology. A leading animal hospital with a 111-year legacy, we offer specialty, emergency, and primary care to over 55,000 patient visits annually. As a mission-driven non-profit, we provide animals with the gold standard in patient care while emphasizing lifelong learning, postgraduate intern and resident training, and scholarship. We are 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.

About The Cancer Institute at the Animal Medical Center

Modeled after progressive, patient-centered human cancer hospitals, the Animal Medical Center’s Cancer Institute is a revolutionary medical center created to provide integrative and comprehensive care for pets diagnosed with cancer. This innovative design enables our staff to deliver on the Institute’s core mission – to care for more animals, focus on early detection, maximize the amount of time owners can spend with their beloved pets while maintaining a good quality of life, and work toward a cure through advanced research.

Our state-of-the-art Cancer Institute is recently renovated, and the 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 AMC remains at the forefront of veterinary medicine, and make way for new and expanded services.

The Cancer Institute consists of three ACVIM board-certified oncologists, one ACVR board-certified radiation oncologist, and one ACVS board-certified Fellow in Surgical Oncology, three residents in medical oncology, one resident in radiation oncology, one specialty intern in medical oncology, and rotating general interns.

Supporting services to the Cancer Institute include high-field MRI, 64-slice CT with advanced reconstruction capabilities, and Interventional Radiology. Additionally, the AMC has an on-site Idexx laboratory including on-site clinical and anatomical pathologists with stat cytology capabilities. The AMC will be equipped with a new Elekta Infinity Linac system with electron and 6-MV photon capability equipped with a 6-degree HexaPOD couch and a cone-beam CT for IMRT, VMAT and SRS and for 4DCT respiratory gating. We will also be equipped with the most updated version of the Monaco computer treatment planning system licensed for all 3D IMRT, VMAT and SRS planning as well as for Electron Monte Carlo planning.  Our CT couch will be equipped with an iBEAM evo CT overlay table for proper CT simulation imaging to match the Linac couch.  The Radiation Oncology department is also equipped with a Strontium probe for the treatment of small surface lesions (ex: feline nasal planum SCC, feline cutaneous MCT and avian uropygial SCC).

The 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. In addition to our Cancer Institute, the Animal Medical Center is home to boarded specialists in over 20 services and specialties including avian and exotic pet medicine, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, interventional radiology and endoscopy, neurology, ophthalmology, pathology, primary care, radiology, rehabilitation and sports medicine, and surgery.  Additional advantages of joining the AMC team include:

  • Non-corporate, patient centric practice. As a non-profit, patient care is at the heart of what we do.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Generous sign-on bonus.
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance with medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous paid time off, paid continuing education time-off and stipend, and 403-b retirement plan with employer contribution.
  • Possibility of subsidized housing in AMC apartment building or assistance finding housing.
  • School loan debt forgiveness opportunity as a non-profit hospital.
  • 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.

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • the practice of clinical oncology as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • clinical training of residents and interns.
  • participation in all oncology service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club, rounds, didactic teaching, and clinical research.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a 3-year residency program in small animal oncology or be either ACVIM/ECVIM  board-certified or board-eligible and eligible for licensure to practice as a veterinary professional in New York State.  To apply for this position, please send a letter of intent and current resume to our Human Resources department at HRdept@amcny.org. For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Katherine Quesenberry, Chief Medical Officer, at katherine.quesenberry@amncy.org.