Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake
December 11, 2017
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake is seeking a well-qualified veterinarian to join our team in Annapolis. The primary role of the associate veterinarian is to perform and oversee anesthesia of patients undergoing MRI. Minimum requirements would include either completion of a small animal rotating internship or 3 years clinical experience. Our 1.5 T MRI facility is equipped with state-of-the-art anesthesia machines, a ventilator, monitoring equipment (ECG, ETCO2, SPO2, and blood pressure) and WAGs
Supervision of day-to-day operations in the MRI unit Pre-anesthesia evaluation for MRI patients Development of anesthetic protocols Anesthesia monitoring and recovery Maintenance of controlled drugs and patient records Communication with referring veterinarians and clients Week day and weekend coverage required
About Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake
Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake (VNIOC) is uniquely positioned as a trusted, state-of-the-art advanced diagnostic and surgical practice, combining reliable techniques and pioneering innovation.
VNIOC harnesses science and technology to create better outcomes for animals that support healthier living and enhance the overall quality of life, best imaging. surgery and rehabilita...tion distinguishes us in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region.
We are the first in North America to use SonoCure, a revolutionary surgical technology previously restricted to the human field that preferentially removes tumorous tissue and preserves normal tissue.
And, the first neurosurgical team in the Mid-Atlantic to treat Wobbler Syndrome with advanced cervical arthroplasty using an artificial disc break-through invented by Dr. Filippo Adamo of California.
Our strategy is to build operations to support our expansion as market leaders in the state and region, via long-standing relationships with numerous hospitals, clinics and referring rDVM's. Our staff is counted among the most highly-trained doctors and technicians in the fields of veterinary neurology, neurosurgery and imaging today. Combining the best care for our patients, with real support for pet-parents, and strong relationships with referring rDVM's, provides competitive advantage.
Founded by our Medical Chief of Staff, Dr. Jay McDonnell, a board-certified veterinary neurologist with more than 15 years of clinical experience, who has been practicing in Maryland since 2004.
Formerly the Chief of Neurology-Neurosurgery at Tufts University, Dr. McDonnell helped established the in-house magnetic resonance imaging suite, a brain surgery unit and minimally invasive CT-guided biopsy program at the university. Since moving to Maryland in 2004, Dr. McDonnell has continued his work in the definitive treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors, Central Nervous System (CNS) imaging, Chiari malformation (structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance) and Wobbler’s disease (a condition of the cervical vertebrae that causes an unsteady (wobbly) gait and weakness).
We provide a variety of services including:
· Neurological evaluation and recommendations.
· Advanced imaging—MRI and CT performance and interpretation.
· Neurology – back, neck and brain surgery.
· Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis.
· Electrodiagnostics exams, BAER testing and neuromuscular disease work-up.
· Seizure disorder work-up and consultations.
· Post-operative care, pain management and rehabilitation.
Currently, we’re participating in two brain research projects: Canine Vaccine trial led by G. Elizabeth Pluhar, DVM, PhD at the University of Minnesota, and Molecular Combinatorial Therapy for Canine Malignant Gliomas led by Dr. John Rossmeisl of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.
At both of our locations, Annapolis and Towson, Maryland, there is a fully staffed veterinary team, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including an ICU with access to groups of veterinary specialists, including cardiologists, ophthalmologists, oncologists, internists, and surgeons.
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