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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Join the Medical Team at Ryan Hospital

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health. 

Veterinarian Positions

Check out our open clinical positions. At this time, we are seeking an emergency veterinarian. Learn more about Emergency Service at Ryan Veterinary Hospital. 

  • Staff Emergency Veterinarian

    TWe are seeking an experienced emergency clinician to join our team working within Emergency Services at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital. The primary responsibility is to provide clinical care to emergency patients presenting to our teaching hospital.

    The Staff Emergency Veterinarian will provide compassionate clinical care to emergency patients, including primary case care, and clear communication with clients and referring veterinarians. The individual in this position will also be responsible for facilitating communications with other services and clinicians within Ryan Hospital. This veterinarian will have the opportunity to provide mentorship to and impact the development of future veterinarians through teaching responsibilities, on the clinic floor, with third and fourth year veterinary students as well as rotating veterinary interns.

Veterinary Nursing Positions

Check out our open veterinary nursing positions, and learn more about veterinary nursing at Ryan Hospital...

  • Veterinary Nurse Coordinator-Orthopedics (Ryan Hospital)

    We are seeking a skilled Veterinary Nurse Coordinator for our Orthopedics unit who will perform the following responsibilities:

      • Coordinate orthopedic clinic and surgery schedules. This includes scheduling appointments and surgery, communicating with clients and local veterinarians, as well as patient admissions & discharges when needed.
      • Administer sedation for orthopedic exams, radiographic imaging, joint taps, and bandage changes.
      • Assist in coordination of cases with Anesthesia and other services (Radiology, Medicine, ICU, Emergency Service) during the surgery day
      • Ensure all preoperative blood work and request forms (including anesthesia and radiology) are submitted
      • Become familiar with all aspects of orthopedic surgery, including routine procedures and instrumentation
      • Facilitate communications with owners and referring veterinarians.
      • Be available to discharge patients and explain discharge instructions to clients during the workday
      • Assisting with patient exams
      • Clipping/prepping patients for surgery
      • Work in other nursing areas to provide additional coverage as needed when your service is slow. This will be under the direction of the Director of Nursing after consultation with the Ortho Service
      • Contribute to the Ryan Hospital Nursing Holiday Schedule as assigned by the Director of Nursing
      • Assisting with patient exams
      • Act as a with other specialty services/nurses
      • Scrub in on selected surgical cases as an assistant (in-house training will be provided)
      • Learn more about the Veterinary Nurse Coordinator position...
  • Veterinary Operating Room Nurse

    Currently seeking a reliable, enthusiastic, and dedicated technician to join our surgery team. A veterinary OR technician will support and work cohesively with surgical teams consisting of: faculty surgeons, residents, interns, and 4th year veterinary students. Surgical procedures may include elective, emergency, reconstructive, transplantation, reimplantation, cosmetic or minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy and laser surgery.

    • Learn more about the Veterinary Operating Room Nurse position...
  • Veterinary Nurse-Emergency Services

    This nurse will function as part of an elite team of nurses trained to provide the highest level of nursing care to emergency and critically ill animals. This involves triage, CPR, pain management, imaging, anesthesia, administering medications, IV and urinary catheter placement. Teaching the future veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

  • Veterinary Nurse-ICU

    The Veterinary Nurse will be responsible for and must have working knowledge of constant rate infusions/calculations, pain management, oxygen therapy, sampling lines, TPN administration, arterial blood gases, CPR, EKG/BP monitoring, electrolyte interpretation, blood transfusions and urinary catheter placement.

  • Veterinary Technician-Dialysis

    We are seeking a Veterinary Technician with experience in veterinary medicine and who is comfortable with critical care medicine. This nurse will provide care to dialysis patients and work within other areas of nursing as needed.

  • Veterinary Technician

    The technician will be responsible for all aspects of the outpatient internal medicine clinic (sample collection/submission, client communication, medication refills, assisting with procedures, patient transport, other duties as assigned). The candidate will also be responsible for sedations and monitoring during diagnostics. This position will also be cross trained in I131 to provide back up support to that service. The individual will assist in isolation and inpatient medical treatment areas. This nurse is part of the wards isolation duty and will be part of the holiday schedule.

  • Veterinary Technician-Anesthesia

    Responsibilities include anesthetizing companion animals— inpatient, outpatient, critical and non-critical cases; reviewing medical history; developing anesthetic protocol; placing IV catheters; performing physical exams, inducing, maintaining, recovering, and overseeing the recovery of animals; communicating with clinicians about cases; and maintaining the flow of daily scheduled cases.

A Renowned Teaching Hospital 

Offering a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment, Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital employs board-certified faculty in AVMA-recognized specialties. The Hospital has a caseload of approximately 35,000 patient visits per year, supported by an excellent board-certified nursing staff and intern/residency programs. As an urban medical center, Ryan Hospital offers extraordinary experience with a wide range of patients and medical challenges. 

University-Wide Collaboration 

As part of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Vet is a key partner in one of the world’s great biomedical research and teaching centers. Close proximity to two world-class biomedical institutions, the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, helps to foster numerous collaborative research and clinical endeavors. Opportunity exists to participate in research projects within and outside of the School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Find Your Place at Penn Vet

Penn Vet is situated on Penn’s vibrant main campus in Philadelphia, a beautiful city rich in American history and offering an abundance of cultural diversity and resources, including music, art, theater, and fine dining ( 

Philadelphia is home to the Philadelphia Zoo, one of the area’s foremost conservation organizations, whichPhiladelphia Zoo has a long-standing partnership with Penn Vet.

Philadelphia is also home to Fairmount Park, one of the largest city parks in the United States, and many historic monuments and museums.

Thanks to city founder William Penn’s grid street design, Philadelphia is a wonderfully walkable city. SEPTA, Philadelphia’s mass transit system, as well as Amtrak and the Philadelphia International Airport are also convenient to Penn’s campus. Philadelphia is just a 1.5 hour drive from New York City and a 2.5 hour drive from Washington, DC. With so many natural and cultural attractions in one area, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work or play!

Did you know?

  • Penn Vet is one of the oldest U.S. vet schools and was founded in 1884.
  • Penn Vet is the only U.S. vet school in a major metropolitan area with a secondary, rural campus location (New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA).
  • Penn Vet’s Dr. David K. Detweiler has been called the “Father of Veterinary Cardiology.” He was singularly responsible for bringing cardiology to the forefront of veterinary medicine and convincing physicians of the value of studying comparative cardiology.
  • Penn Vet’s Dr. Ralph Brinster was the first veterinarian to be awarded the National Medal of Science in 2010. Dr. Brinster is regarded as the father of transgenesis, and it was his research on the manipulation of the mammalian germ line, the cells that give rise to sperm and eggs, for which he was honored.

Penn Vet Pioneers

  • First veterinary neuropathologist (Dr. Jack McGrath)
  • First internal fixation of fractures (Dr. Jacques Jenny)
  • First objective measure of canine hip laxity (Dr. Gail Smith—PennHIP)
  • First description of vaccine-associated sarcomas (Dr. Mattie Hendrick and Dr. Michael Goldschmidt)
  • First description of lyme nephritis (Dr. Meryl Littman)

Working at the University of Pennsylvania

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes: 

  • Excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families
  • Generous retirement benefits 
  • A wide variety of professional development opportunities 
  • Supportive workplace and family benefits
  • A generous amount of paid time off
  • A wealth of health and wellness programs and resources

And much more!

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