Ocean State Veterinary Specialists

Have You Ever Thought About Relocating to New England?

Career Opportunities May be Available to You at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists

Rhode Island is located right in the heart of beautiful New England. The state boasts extensive ocean beaches, a growing and vibrant city, and a diverse landscape to match anyone’s interests. Ocean State Veterinary Specialists has a reputation for high-quality medicine and a positive and fun working environment. These positions are a unique opportunity for people who want the efficiency, independence, and support of a private practice position with the teaching opportunities, interaction with multiple specialists, and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options most typical of a university.

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists (OSVS) is a 24-hour referral and emergency hospital located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. The staff includes specialists in internal medicine, surgery, radiology, emergency/critical care, oncology, ophthalmology, and avian/exotics. The emergency service is staffed by approximately 10 experienced, internship-trained clinicians and the technicians are highly trained in emergency and critical care nursing. The emergency/critical care residency program currently has three residents, and there is a well-established internship program with six interns per year.

Our state-of-the-art facility is approximately 17,000 square feet and includes a large ICU, treatment area, two surgery suites, 11 exam rooms, blood bank, and ample office space. Specialized equipment includes digital endoscopy and laparoscopy, ultrasound, digital radiography, and CT scanner. An MRI truck is stationed here full time with trained technicians available six days a week. The ICU is equipped with a mechanical ventilator, telemetric EKG, defibrillator, multi-parameter monitors, i-stat analyzer, oxygen cages, and much more. Our comprehensive in-house laboratory equipment includes multiple CBC and chemistry analyzers and a coagulation analyzer.

OSVS places a premium on teaching and continuing education. Daily "walk-through" rounds provide an opportunity for continuous learning. We have in-house education for doctors and technicians and host referring veterinarians for continuing education forums several times a year. Our internship and residency program help to promote a didactic atmosphere and gives the emergency clinicians and specialists ample opportunity to teach others.

The support staff is highly trained and enthusiastic about continuing education as well. The technicians working in the intensive care unit are capable of managing most nursing cases, including those on mechanical ventilation, peritoneal dialysis, continuous thoracic drainage, and so on.

All candidates for these positions must have a strong work ethic, good sense of humor, and desire to both teach and continue learning.

Current Openings at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists

Emergency Doctors

Internship-trained emergency doctors are wanted at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. This position offers emergency clinicians a unique opportunity to work in a well-equipped, state-of-the-art facility, side-by-side with a large group of specialists. The emergency doctors do not just work evenings and weekends, they work many weekday "inpatient" shifts as well, giving them the opportunity to manage critical care patients and benefit from the referral hospital environment. The desire to continue learning and to participate in the teaching of interns and student externs is very important, and a good sense of humor is essential!

An excellent benefit package includes a four-day work week, salary plus production-based compensation, two weeks of paid vacation, additional continuing education days with stipend, health plan, and a 401K program.

Veterinary Technicians

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists is always looking for part- and full-time experienced veterinary technicians for all shifts to complement our existing staff. Anyone with experience as a veterinary technician will be considered—specialty technicians are needed but technicians with general practice experience can be put through our training program in order to be prepared for the challenges of specialty and emergency practice. These positions require some evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. Benefits include a competitive salary, paid vacations and holidays, health and dental insurance, uniform allowance, a generous pet discount policy, 401(k) plan, and a continual education program.

If interested in any of these positions, please fax your letter of interest and resume to careers@osvs.net.