Hospitalist Veterinarian at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Job Description

Job Description

Founded in 1989, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) has been serving Texas pets, their owners and referral veterinarians for more than 30 years. Our core values of Compassion, Ethics, Knowledge, Collaboration, and Quality guide all of our decision making, and provide a framework that enables us to provide best in class medicine. GCVS is a state-of-the-art 57,000 sq ft facility with 24/7/365 Emergency and Critical Care service, along with specialties in Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Diagnostic Imaging, Animal Rehabilitation, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Avian and Exotics, Cardiology, and Anesthesiology.

We are seeking a Veterinary Hospitalist to work with the emergency and specialty teams, assisting in the intake and management of hospitalized emergency patients, creating and recommending treatment plans, maintaining and updating medical records and facilitating transfers to the appropriate specialty service as needed.

Hospitalist responsibilities :

  • Receive transfers from the emergency veterinarians that require hospitalization. Patients may be transferred to specialists the same day, the following day, or may be discharged by hospitalist on the following day.
  • Receive minor follow up appointments that come through as “same day emergencies” as well as low acuity same-day These will be the “fast track” emergencies.
  • Create and recommend treatment plans
  • Update patient information in medical records with the latest findings and treatments
  • Order diagnostic tests for health care staff to administer
  • Review and interpret test results
  • Prescribe pharmaceuticals based on diagnostic results and physical exam findings
  • Communicate with patient owners regarding their care and well-being
  • Provide updates and discharge summaries to rDVMs
  • Attend daily rounds


DVM or VMD licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas

Active DEA license

Minimum of 5 years of practice experience

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Houston is the 4 th largest city in the country with a world-renowned medical center, as well as museum, theater, and arts districts. We have a climate that allows outdoor activities year-round. We have professional sports teams, numerous recreational and cultural amenities and exceptional universities, colleges, and public education so you and your family can thrive here.

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists offers competitive compensation as well as a full range of benefits including health, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, time off for vacation and CE, and a 401(k) plan.

Please contact Betsy Rozakos, Veterinary Recruiter at: [email protected]

NVA Compassion-First is a community of more than 80 specialty and emergency hospitals across North America driven by the spirit of collaboration and focused on empowering the advancement of veterinary medicine at the local hospital level. NVA Compassion-First is the trusted partner of hospital teams who are looking for more-more resources to advance their medicine, a greater sense of belonging, and increased opportunities to care for their patients, clients, and people. Learn more at

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

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