Avian Exotic Veterinarian

 Make a real difference as an Avian/Exotic Veterinarian for Exotics-Exclusive Hospital

You’re not like everyone else in your field.

You really want to make a difference in the lives of exotic pet owners and the lives of your teammates. You want to continue to develop your professional expertise to achieve top honors and bring others along with you. You want the opportunity to be a partner in a successful practice and to carry on the solid legacy of excellence. You want to experience the incredible variety that is service the exotics community.

If you are this person or want to be, we want to talk to you.

We’re looking for an enthusiastically motivated veterinarian who is an excellent communicator and has a passion and purpose for exotics to join Specialized Care for Avian & Exotic Pets (SCAEP). We are a boutique-style; primary care referral hospital dedicated 100% to exotics. Located in Buffalo, NY we’re just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls and 2.5 hours from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

You should have minimum one year clinical experience and an internship with exotics is preferred. If you have completed a residency, are board-certified (or board eligible with intentions to take the exam in Avian, Exotic Companion mammal and/or Reptile/Amphibian Practice) you should definitely consider us!

In our 11th year, we have a close-knit, knowledgeable team with excellent support staff and a well-established, highly dedicated clientele. We leverage technology to enhance our ability to serve. We have digital horizontal beam radiography, high-frequency ultrasonography, Storz endoscopy, an in-house lab with full chemistry/lead testing, a local CT partner hospital, and a class 4 therapeutic laser.

Our caseload is 44% mammals, 40% birds, and 16% reptiles/amphibians/fish (reptiles are our fastest growing segment). We treat both pets and wildlife, provide routine wellness and urgent sick/emergency care, with advanced medical and surgical services and offer boarding and house calls. Students and interns/residents visit frequently. See, plenty of variety and new challenges daily!

Our full-time doctors work a four-day, 9 clinical hour week with rotating half-day Saturdays and no after-hours on-call. We have a competitive compensation package with great benefits. Enjoy hiking and water activities in the summer and skiing/snowmobiling in the winter all within an hour’s drive.

Potential for ownership for a compatible, intrinsically motivated person.

If you are interested in our location, and opportunities for professional growth, let’s talk! Laura Wade, DVM ABVP (Avian Practice) [email protected]


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Nothing but great things to say about everyone at SCAEP. The staff is so compassionate and caring; I can't thank you enough for all you have done for me and my furry friends!"
    Brittany S.
  • "I have been taking my rabbit here since 2009 and could not say enough good things about the staff and the care she's received!"
    Tara P.