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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian- Sign-on Bonus up to $50k! in Elk Grove, California

VCA Elk Grove Animal Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to complement our talented team in Elk Grove, California.

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Sign-on bonus up to $50k with a two-year+ commitment!

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.

Our hospital is open 6 days (closed Sundays) a week, and doctors typically work 4 days each week on a rotating schedule that will include some Saturdays. The hospital is open 7:30- 6 pm M-F and 9 -5 on Saturdays.

VCA EGAH is a full-service veterinary hospital that includes surgery, digital radiology (including dental), ultrasound, dentistry, in-house labs, boarding and basic grooming. Tools available assist you to perform your best: Rigid endoscope, 2 ultrasound machines, Spectrum Laser, sevoflurane exclusive anesthesia and a full-time pharmacy RVT.

We pride ourselves on providing hometown support for our clients while backing it up with top notch medicine and equipment, as befits being a part of the VCA family of hospitals. Some of the doctors and support staff have been here for 10 - 30 years.

Fear Free certification: most staff and DVM’s are currently certified and we are actively pursuing hospital certification for 2024.

VCA EGAH has been serving the Elk Grove, Sacramento, Wilton and Lodi communities for almost 70 years. We have clients that are willing to travel to reach us from El Dorado Hills, Weed, and as far as Washington state, which is very humbling and flattering.

The city of Elk Grove is very family friendly with parks around every corner, lots of organized sports and activities for all ages, plus a very high-rate school system. There are numerous restaurants, breweries/ wineries, as well as several festivals that take place at nearby Elk Grove Regional Park and District 56, and now the Sky River Casino. If you seek additional adventure, we are a short drive to Sacramento and only a few hours from the Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Napa and Yosemite.

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Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $66,560 - $180K. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs.

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.

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