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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Half Moon Bay, CA in Half Moon Bay, California

VCA Half Moon Bay Animal is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to complement our talented team in Half Moon Bay, California.

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 four-vet practice, located in Half Moon Bay (south of San Francisco and west of San Mateo). We are a reverse commute for many.

The hospital is spacious, with lots of natural light, and recently remodeled, with four exam rooms, an isolation unit, comfort room, surgical and radiology suites. We have digital radiography (including dental) and ultrasound.

Schedule : We are open six days a week (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm) with no on-call hours.

Our hospital is a lunch-break walk from the ocean and in the middle of an adorable downtown area with shops and restaurants. We are uniquely situated in a semi-rural locality but with ready access to both San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Ironically, our housing is more affordable than in other parts of the San Francisco Peninsula. Our region is known for lovely trails to bike or walk among redwood groves or along the seashore, with skiing and other outdoor opportunities just a few hours’ drive away.

We have a huge client base, in an affluent but very down-to-earth area. Our community is a mix of families, Techies from Silicon Valley, and surfers.

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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