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VCA Animal Hospitals Surgeon in Chico, California

VCA Valley Oak Veterinary Center ( is seeking a board certified or residency trained Surgeon to join our AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor, emergency, specialty, and general practice in Northern California.

VCA Valley Oak Veterinary Center is proud to be the epicenter of premier veterinary care for over a dozen cities. Our team of over 17 doctors, including specialists in Medicine and Surgery, provide some of the best patient care and client service in all of Northern California! Our doctors are fortunate to work alongside an 80-person support team, who are truly the backbone of our practice. We enjoy a 14,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, which includes an MRI, Digital Radiology, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy, and Arthroscopy. We are proud of our Rehabilitation Center with a Certified Rehabilitation Specialist and an underwater treadmill.

You can learn more about our hospital here:

Chico’s charm is hard to match. Home to one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, Chico is ranked as the number one Cycling City in the Nation by Bicycle Magazine and one of the top ten Best Small Art Towns in America. Located north of Sacramento at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, and just a few hours from San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta, Chico residents are never far from their next adventure. Bidwell Park offers over 3,600 acres of space for outdoor activities. With multiple rivers and lakes just a quick drive away, you can waterski, jet ski, sail, windsurf, and kayak your way to all kinds of fun in Chico and the surrounding areas.

Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $120,000 to $300,000. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs.

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 & Wellness

  • Innovative associate health and wellbeing department (Headspace app subscriptions, Vault 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

  • Opportunities to mentor with one of the largest providers of private practice internships and residencies in the U.S.

  • 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

For more information about this job, please contact Camille Audet, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at or 213-440-7786.

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