Puget Sound Veterinary Specialty & Emergency is seeking a second criticalist to join us in our new hospital in beautiful Gig Harbor, Washington.

About Us:

Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists is a new specialty hospital in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are a progressive and inclusive practice, started with the vision of breaking the mold of veterinary medicine that is rife with burnout and compassion fatigue. Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Humility with the over-arching “Do The Right Thing” are the backbone and framework of how we practice medicine, care for ourselves, each other, our patients and their families. We prioritize quality of life and work-life balance to give time to enjoy everything the beautiful PNW has to offer.

We take pride in our horizontal team structure. Our technical and support staff are highly valued and cherished as critical members of the team, this is evident in our shared bonus structure that is provided to all support staff as the hospital grows. In addition to exemplary specialty and emergency medicine, we maintain a collaborative and collegial working environment that supports continued growth and learning in our hospital at all levels.

We are growing by the day and are ready to hire additional technicians. Afraid to leave your favorite technician? We will take them, too!

The Opportunity:

PSVSE has a rare and exciting opportunity for you, a board-certified or board-eligible criticalist, to help develop the emergency and critical care department and help to shape the culture of a new hospital. You will have the support of our ECC Medical Director and fellow criticalist, Dr. Shana O’Marra, and the existing specialties at PSVS, including surgery, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, and dentistry. Our criticalist team will mentor and lead the medical standards for the ER and ICU.
We are currently in the process of designing and building a state-of-the-art, 21,000 sf facility in Gig Harbor, Washington, tucked away on the emerald green and blue Olympic Peninsula about an hour drive or beautiful ferry ride across the Puget Sound from Seattle. The new facility will include a dedicated ICU including long-term mechanical ventilator, high-flow oxygen unit, full in-house lab, 128-slice CT, MRI, ultrasound, in-house blood-bank, fluoroscopy and interventional radiology suite, radioactive iodine therapy, minimally invasive surgery, flexible and rigid endoscopy, and more.
Our ideal candidate is board-certified or board-eligible and willing to foster a hospital culture of compassionate care for your teammates, our patients and their families. We are seeking an individual who values teamwork and inclusivity, with the vision to expand our core values and hospital vision into the demanding ECC environment.

For the Successful Applicant:

Life is not just about work! We recognize that to be an excellent, satisfied clinician with longevity in this career, work-life balance is imperative. Work life balance is a founding principle of our hospital. Quality of life involves loving our jobs as well as pursuing our passions outside of work. Imagine living on the beautiful, laid-back Olympic Peninsula, an outdoor-enthusiast’s dream with mountains and the Puget Sound out your backdoor, and the Pacific Coast or desert a couple hours drive away. The metropolitan life of downtown Seattle is just a short drive or ferry trip away. Here are some of the ways we will help ensure this balance…

  • Help to build an incredible multispecialty and ECC hospital.
  • Generous salary-only position without the stress of a production-based model
  • A generous relocation bonus
  • 401K with employer match
  • Full medical/dental/vision, employer-paid short and long-term disability insurance
  • License reimbursement and a liberal CE allowance
  • Ample paid time off for work/life balance with no worry about negative accrual
  • Personal pet discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • AVMA member & PLIT insurance

If your dream quality of life involves loving your job as well as pursuing your passions outside of work, come join us and see what working with a truly supportive, engaged team is like!

contact US

Port Orchard

1730 Pottery Ave, Suite #120 Port Orchard, WA 98366


Sun–Fri: 7am–5pm
Sat: Closed

Gig Harbor

6565 Kimball Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

• 24/7 Emergency
• 24/7 Critical Care

• Neurology
• Diagnostic Imaging


ER Only: Open 24/7
Tues–Fri: 8am–5pm