ER Veterinarians


Veterinary Emergency Service / Veterinary Specialty Center (VES/VSC), is a steadily expanding, independently owned Emergency and Specialty hospital group in the Madison, Wisconsin area, looking for Full and Part Time Emergency Veterinarians to join our team. As an ER doctor at VES/VSC, you will have the full support of our eight board certified specialists.  Our specialists will work side-by-side with you in a collaborative and encouraging manner to ensure the best outcome for our patients.  Our specialties include Anesthesia, Critical Care (2), Surgery (2), Internal Medicine (1), Cardiology (1), and Oncology (2).  VES/VSC also manages a critical care residency program and a rotating internship.  

Our three locations (Middleton, Madison, Janesville) are staffed by a progressive team of 18 ER doctors and a highly skilled group of CVTs and Assistants.  In addition, VES/VSC engages several Client Care Coordinators and numerous Customer Service Representatives to help manage communication and financial aspects leaving you to focus on patient care.   Our ER doctors have primary case responsibility communicating closely with referring clinics, as well as coordinate consultations and transfers to specialty services.  Our ER doctors also perform routine surgeries, ultrasound, and endoscopy with or without mentorship to augment their case skills.

You will have access to all the tools you need!  At your disposal is a multi-slice CT scanner, critical care ventilator, laparoscopy, endoscopy and ultrasound, as well as, an in-house blood gas and full stat lab.  We also have an independent reference laboratory (Marshfield Clinic) housed within the Middleton location to handle other labs with high priority.  Lab results are integrated directly into our medical records system, and most results are available within an hour. 

Our management philosophy is centered around customer service, whether our customer is our patient, the owner or our referring veterinarian.  Our mission to exceed client expectations fosters a team/customer focused/patient care oriented environment with encouraged collaborative decision making.  Our goal is to empower our staff to be fully engaged on the ER floor providing the best care/service possible.   With over 160 employees total, VES/VSC has a highly-dedicated administration team.  In addition, our DVM/Hospital managers ensure all staff have a voice.  

If you join VES/VSC, you will experience weekly critical care rounds, and a bi-weekly informal journal club and M&M.  VES/VSC also hosts CE dinner events to our referring veterinarians monthly.  You may be called upon to mentor interns, veterinary students during externships, and we encourage/support clinical research.  VES/VSC strongly believes in ongoing community involvement and outreach, and regularly supports local charitable events.

Our doctors receive a competitive compensation package, including three health plan levels, disability coverage, PLIT insurance, 401(k) with a charitable employer match, Paid Time Off (PTO) and a generous CE fund.  Our full-time ER doctors work 5-6 shifts in a two-week period, on a fixed schedule providing for a great work/life balance.  Moving stipend is available for out of state applicants.  

The Madison area is home to a diverse, highly educated population of approximately ½ million.   The area boasts excellent schools and is frequently ranked top in the country in terms of health, happiness and overall quality of life.  There is a vibrant restaurant and music scene, as well as easy access to beautiful bluffs, lakes and country getaways.  You will enjoy the Midwest cost of living, yet have access to an incredible variety of cultural experiences, food, sports, theater and music.  Milwaukee and Chicago are within 2 hours’ drive.   Daily direct flights from Madison Airport (MSN) include Chicago, Minneapolis, NYC, DC, Charlotte NC, Denver and Atlanta.

To register interest in complete confidence, please email Dr Kai-Biu Shiu with your CV attached to  Learn more about our company at