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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Vernon Hills, IL in Chicago, Illinois

VCA Hawthorn Animal Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to complement our talented team in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Offering a $25k bonus to an experienced DVM!

Questions? Please contact Laurel Norman at

Current students or new graduates, apply today!

VCA takes pride in expanding the growth and skill set of new veterinarians. We welcome newly graduated veterinarians (and current veterinary students) to apply to this position where they will receive individualized support with our 6-month mentorship program and a collaborative hospital team environment.

We are a well-established well-equipped facility with a highly skilled support staff. We currently provide veterinary care for dogs and cats. In addition to wellness exams, we offer vaccinations and preventive care. We also provide digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, dentals and surgical procedures. We have a relationship with and internist who provides in house ultrasounds and consultations with a rapid turnaround time.

We open at 8:00am six days a week, and are open until 5:00pm on Wednesday and Friday, 6:00pm on Monday and Thursday, 7:00pm on Tuesday and 2:00pm on Saturday. We have emergency hospitals in the area that we refer to after hours if necessary.

VCA Hawthorn Animal Hospital is located on US HWY 45 in Vernon Hills, IL about 37 miles from Chicago. We are just south of the Illinois/Wisconsin border and are surrounded by quaint little towns such as Libertyville, Long Grove and Lincolnshire which plays host to a performing arts theatre. We are 20 minutes from Six Flags amusement park in Gurnee. As you can see, there is plenty to do in our area!

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As a member of the VCA family, eligible full-time employees will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Health & Well-being

  • Innovative associate health and well-being department (Headspace app subscriptions, Fidelity financial wellness tool, and access to additional mental health resources)

  • 401k retirement savings plan with company match

  • Health/dental/vision insurance, infertility benefits, gender affirmation services

  • Paid parental, vacation and sick leave

Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Allowance and paid Continuing Education Days

  • WOOF University – offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff

  • VCA Academy’s Mentorship Program – participate as a mentee or mentor in a GP or ER setting

  • Opportunities to participate in a robust Clinical Studies program

Additional Benefits

  • Up to 100% Pet Care Discount for your own pets

  • 100% paid professional liability coverage

  • 100% paid life insurance

  • 100% paid short-term disability insurance

  • Access to a network of 5,000 doctors, including more than 600 specialists

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at