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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Sign-on/Retention Bonus up to $25k! in Houston, Texas

VCA Ashford Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to complement our talented team in Houston, Texas.

Sign-on/Retention Bonus up to $25k! Relocation Assistance Available!

Current students or new graduates, apply today!

VCA Ashford Animal Hospital is a friendly full service AAHA accredited veterinary hospital situated in the Memorial/Energy Corridor Area. We have three doctors who have been practicing veterinary medicine for over 60 years combined, along with a compassionate and caring support staff. Our services include physical exams, vaccines; including weekly Preventive Care Vaccine Clinics; spay, neuter, and pet dental care including digital dental x-rays; surgeries, hospitalization, digital x-ray, diagnostic ultrasound, and laboratory testing. We also provide a comfortable and safe boarding facility and we have the most amazing groomer who is here 5 days a week.

Access to downtown Houston is just 20 minutes away, as the communities we serve are minutes from all the amenities of the big city! VCA Ashford Animal Hospital is surrounded by beautiful neighborhoods and parks, such as Memorial Park, which runs along the bayou. We work closely with several local rescue groups and shelters, HSPCA, CAPS, and Greyhound Pets of America, and we can help with your new pet!

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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, 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

  • 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 need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find 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