Our Culture
Our practice philosophy, beliefs and values, and work environment support professional growth and personal and family life. A solid technical staff and well-experienced administrative staff dedicate themselves to our culture. We want our employees to deliver the highest quality of care and enjoy life beyond work. 

Our Team Environment
When we say we take pride in our team, it’s no cliché. From front-office staff to doctors, we love our work and gratefully serve our patients and clients. We appreciate your interest in joining our team. Our hospital employs licensed veterinary technicians, client care coordinators, veterinary technicians, and assistants. We provide all employees continuing education opportunities, PTO, and a quality benefits package. If your skills, experience, and education equip you to working in a challenging emergency or specialty environment, fax, 803.561.9874, or email, us your resume. We are always interested in high-quality applicants.

Living In Columbia
Columbia is a vibrant university town with southern charm and a youthful lifestyle. Outdoor recreation abounds thanks to lakes, rivers, and national and state parks. Mountains and beaches are close by. Columbia is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. It has thriving school systems and a low cost of living. No wonder Kiplingers magazine ranks Columbia number five in its ten best places to live in 2013. Click here to read all about Columbia, SC.

Externship Application

South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care offers an externship program for veterinary students in their 3rd or 4th year to help their clinical training and expand their level of experience. We practice high-quality medicine using state-of-the-art technology at one of the largest veterinary hospitals in South Carolina. Veterinary students may apply for an externship lasting 2-6 weeks. 
Externships are available in the following departments:

– Internal Medicine
– Cardiology
– Dermatology
– Oncology
– Emergency Medicine

Download Externship Application

Open Positions

Emergency Clinician
Are you looking for more? South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care (SCVSEC) prides itself on an inclusive culture and progressive philosophy for our team, patients, and clients. SCVSEC seeks an experienced emergency clinician to join our outstanding team in Columbia, South Carolina. SCVSEC is 18-doctor VECCS Level II and AAHA-accredited facility offering Emergency, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, and Dermatology services. Our state of the art facility thrives in a campus setting with surgery and neurology specialties in an adjacent facility. Our on-site capabilities include both Antech and in-house labs, digital radiology, ultrasonography, CT, MR, linear accelerator (IMRT), I-131, rigid and flexible endoscopy. Compensation is pro-sal with an anticipated six-figure income and robust benefits package that includes health and liability insurance, generous CE allowance, dues and licensures, VIN, and matching 401(k). Our 9-doctor team will allow for a flexible schedule and ample time off while working an average of 3 shifts/week. Columbia is a vibrant and growing university town with a unique pairing of old southern charm and youthful lifestyle. Outdoor recreational activities abound, with local lakes, rivers, as well as state and national parks. Columbia is a wonderful place to live or raise a family and boasts a low cost of living. Please visit our website @ to learn more about us. Applicants should be dedicated to progressive medicine, excellent interpersonal skills, compassionate client and patient care, and attentive RDVM communication. Small Animal Internship or 3 years of experience is required. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, CV, and references to Dr. Tracie Quick at

Veterinary Technician
We’re looking for self-motivated, experienced veterinary technicians. Join our team and use your skills to your fullest potential with state-of-the-art equipment such as endoscopy, CT, radiation therapy, laparoscopy, ultrasonography, telemetry, and more. Work side by side with board certified specialists and experienced emergency veterinarians in a positive, challenging environment. The ability to learn, adapt, and grow is a must. A positive attitude is a must as is the ability to deal with challenging situations. We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefit package including, PTO, CE allowance, 401K, health insurance, and more. Experienced individuals should fax their resume to 803-561-9874, email them, or apply in person with resume at South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care, 3924 Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC 29210.

SCVSEC may not advertise all available positions. We evaluate on-file resumes and select those candidates who demonstrate interest and an established skill set.


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