Emergency Veterinarian


It’s a great time to be an ER Vet!
You have amazing skills, clients need you, and hospitals want you. Shouldn’t you have a hospital that you want back? Pet Emergency & Trauma Services is a small, independently-owned, owner-staffed, after-hours emergency hospital in Kannapolis, NC. We appreciate and collaborate well with the close-by specialty practices, but we recognize that for us, niche is where it’s at. We serve a varied demographic base from a broad geographic area to keep every night fresh and interesting. Our hospital is compact but fully outfitted with a complement of in-house Idexx laboratory capabilities, a brand-spanking new Sound digital X-ray system, GE Logiq V2 ultrasound, Engler ventilator, new Cardell full anesthesia monitor, SurgiVet anesthesia monitor, Doppler blood pressure monitor, and TonoVet. We provide great medicine and bad haircuts in a stream-lined, well-oiled, vet med team machine. Wanna play?

Job description

  • Examine, diagnose and treat canine and feline patients presented to the clinic on an emergency basis
  • Communicate diagnostic and treatment plans with clients and team members for the benefit of the patient
  • Develop treatment plans for medical management of hospitalized patients
  • Perform soft tissue surgery including abdominal exploratory, splenectomy, resection/ anastomosis, gastropexy, Cesarean section and wound care
  • Regular rotating schedule between four doctors consisting of seven overnight and two day shifts over four weeks
  • Every other weekend and every 4th week off

You’ll have time to enjoy your career, your family and your weekends.


  • North Carolina State Veterinary License, or the ability to acquire such
  • DEA license
  • Previous emergency experience or a rotating internship in emergency, surgery and medicine would be a huge plus, but is not imperative
  • A quick mind that likes to problem-solve on the fly
  • Strong medical and soft tissue surgical skills
  • Creative, innovative thinking
  • Willingness to take and give input on cases: we like to talk shop
  • An understanding and compassionate, yet ironclad soul
  • Appreciation of sarcasm, irony, and the noire
  • An ability to see the big picture and understand how the little pieces fit together to make it
  • A calm demeanor
  • Patient, respectful communication skills


Appropriate base salary and production percentage


  • 80 hours PTO per year
  • Matched SIMPLE IRA
  • $2500 CE allowance per year
  • VIN and AtDove.org memberships
  • Fees and membership dues: VECCS, AVMA, NCVMA,  DEA, NC State Veterinary License,  Privilege License and professional liability insurance premium
  • Monthly stipend
  • Generous discount for personal pet care
  • Group vision and dental insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Annual scrubs allowance
  • Mentorship
  • All the quirky worky fun you could ask for!