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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Cotati, California in Cotati, California

VCA Animal Hospital of Cotati is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to complement our talented team in Cotati, California.

Sign-on Bonus up to $75k with a two-year+ commitment!

Join us at VCA Animal Hospital of Cotati and you’ll quickly discover that you’ll be well-supported by world-class medicine, technology, facilities and a talented team of Associates. You’ll apply your passion and empathy with the ability to focus on our clients and patients, building strong relationships. With VCA’s network of 1,000 hometown hospitals, you can work at the top of your license, exploring different treatment methods and career paths for a dynamic and fulfilling lifelong career. You’ll have the freedom and support to do your best work with a team you can count on to support you. As a willing mentor, you’re passionate about continuous learning and nurturing the potential of new talent. At VCA, the future of veterinary medicine is in our hands.

Our hospital:

This hospital, which is located in the heart of Sonoma County, is a 1-hour drive North from San Francisco, and a short drive to the beautiful coastline of Bodega Bay, as well as the Russian River. The city of Cotati offers many local shops, restaurants, and events for anyone to enjoy. There is truly something for everyone in this area!

Our Team:

The team at VCA Animal Hospital of Cotati is made up of driven and compassionate individuals, who work cohesively to provide the gold-standard of care for the hospital’s loyal clients and patients. We consider each other to be like family, this hospital as a home, and we welcome new faces with open minds and big hearts. Our team has shared how they feel motivated and eager to come to work each day, where they have a healthy and nurturing work environment to utilize their well-rounded skillsets.

How we have fun together:

  • Organize festive parties, with contests included: Ugly-sweater holiday party, pumpkin-carving get-together.

  • Themed pot-luck days in-hospital, to make use our fully equipped kitchen

  • Other outings, such as bowling!

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The annual salary range for a full-time (4 days per week) position is between $150k and $200k, depending on experience. Compensation is negotiable and qualified candidates may be eligible for other pay programs. Part-time opportunities are also available.

Taking care of the future of veterinary medicine starts with taking care of our associates! As a member of the VCA family, eligible full-time employees will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Benefits, Health & Well-Being

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

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match.

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance, infertility benefits, gender affirmation services.

  • Paid parental, vacation, and sick leave.

  • Student loan services to help with assessment and refinancing.

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.

About VCA

VCA is a leader in veterinary care and is committed to taking care of the future of veterinary medicine. With a network of 1,000 animal hospitals, we impact pets, people and our communities by delivering world-class medicine with hometown care to over 4.5 million pets annually.

Trusted and empowered, our 35,000 Associates collaborate and unleash their unique power to achieve the best outcomes. With access to endless resources, we continuously learn and share knowledge to build fulfilling careers, push our profession forward and make a lasting impact on our shared future.

The future of veterinary medicine is in our hands.

VCA is part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, working towards A Better World for Pets™. Learn more at or find us on social media.

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