Tired of the Cold?
Southwest Equine Hospital in sunny Arizona may be the place for you!
Equine Surgeon: board-certified or board-eligible
Southwest Equine Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona is seeking a board-certified or board-eligible Equine Surgeon. SWEH is a well-established (30+ years) 100% equine practice with an excellent referral base and expanding caseload. We pride ourselves on having a collaborative and proactive approach to patient care and seek a like-minded individual to join our team.
SWEH has a large, fully equipped, climate controlled surgery suite that was renovated in 2014 and upgraded in 2018. The fully padded recovery stall was renovated in 2018. Current surgical caseload is primarily elective soft tissue and emergency exploratory, with significant opportunities to grow the orthopedic caseload. If you don’t like dental surgeries, that’s fine, we work with board-certified equine dental specialists to perform our extractions standing. If you love dentistry, you’ll have great opportunities and equipment for oral surgery not available in most private practices.
The successful candidate must have a passion for sports medicine/lameness as well as surgery. Scottsdale, Arizona has a very large and flourishing performance and pleasure horse population. Our current sports medicine caseload is primarily english sport horses and pleasure horses, and there are very large populations of western performance horses and Arabians as well. The Phoenix metro area has an ample equine population to allow a motivated and talented individual with excellent communication skills to expand the sports medicine and surgical caseload to whatever level they choose. We believe in not burning out our associates, and understand it is important to have time off for recreation / personal life. Emergency surgery on-call is shared with local board-certified surgeons that have hospital privileges.
SWEH is a full-service ambulatory and referral hospital. The facility has two spacious exam rooms, large OR with padded recovery stall and overhead hoist system, an 8 stall barn with video ICU stalls, mare motel, large paddock turnouts and an arena for soundness exams under saddle. The facility is centrally located- approximately 20-30min to most of our ambulatory clients, and 20min to Sky Harbor Airport. Equipment includes 2 wireless DR units (Canon plates), portable ultrasound (GE Vivid-I, LogicE Next Gen), shockwave (NeoVet), regenerative therapies, video endoscopy (1m, 2.5m, laser), and an in-house laboratory (Idexx). Advanced imaging (MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy) is available at nearby equine hospitals, with patients returning to SWEH for treatment and follow-up.
With >300 sunny days per year, Scottsdale and the surrounding Phoenix metro area is an excellent area to live, work, play and raise a family. SWE has a “work-hard, play-hard” philosophy, and encourages employees to enjoy the boundless cultural and recreational activities available in Arizona.
Interested individuals, please send CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn. Dr. Ashley Alward or contact Southwest Equine Hospital at (480)998-9460.