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VCA Animal Hospitals Medical Director - Sign-on Bonus up to $25k! in Houston, Texas

VCA Countryside Animal Hospital, located in Houston, TX, is looking for a highly experienced Veterinarian to lead our hospital as Medical Director.

Sign-on Bonus up to $25k Available!

This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated veterinarian to continue practicing medicine while establishing the direction and medical quality of the hospital like a practice owner. Plus, you'll have the solid backing of experts in Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Payroll, and more, to help you succeed.

We have a hard-working, close-knit team! We love our patients and clients and do our best to provide great care! Our hospital has digital and dental x-ray equipment and in-house lab equipment.

Our AAHA-accredited hospital is well-equipped and staffed with knowledgeable and compassionate teammates. At VCA Countryside Animal Hospital, your dog or cat is not only part of your family, but also part of ours. We love being part of their life. We get to know each pet that comes through our door and treat them as if they were our own. That is how we approach your pet's care. Whether it's check-ups and vaccines, or more specialized care that your pet needs such as advanced dental care or soft tissue surgery, everyone here takes pride in caring for each pet.

VCA Countryside Animal Hospital is proud of the high-quality medicine practiced here, as well as delivering excellent customer service to the communities we serve. We are conveniently located near North Houston, Spring, Aldine, and surrounding communities including The Woodlands. Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent, and first-class attractions. Access to shopping, sports, visual arts, restaurants, nightlife, and the airport, this is a city that fits everyone!

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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