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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Sign-on/Retention Bonus up to $20k! in Lakewood, Colorado

VCA Anderson Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to complement our talented team in Lakewood, Colorado.

Sign-on/Retention Bonus up to $20k!

As a hospital that has been AAHA-accredited for 50 YEARS, you can rest assured we offer the highest level of medical care. Not only do we have a boarded surgeon, cardiologist, and radiologist regularly offering in-house services, but there are also at least five, 24-hour specialty hospitals within a 15-mile radius. Our well-established support staff allows doctors to focus on diagnosis and treatment, surgery, medical records, and client relationships. We have 2 certified technicians, and some of our team members have been with the practice for 25 years!

About VCA Anderson:

  • Established client base that values a bond with their veterinarian

  • Digital radiography, digital dental radiography, ultrasound

  • In-house chemistry and CBC

  • Busy dental practice

  • Strong network of support staff

  • Collaborative atmosphere

Our doctors truly enjoy collaboration with each other! VCA Anderson offers flexible scheduling, 4 x 10-hour shifts per week, and at least a 4-day weekend once / month (typically, of the associate’s choosing). We are closed overnight, Sundays, and holidays with NO on-call! Our entire team deeply values work-life balance!

This charming hospital is located in beautiful Lakewood, CO – halfway between the convenience and bustle of Denver and the adventure and activities of the Rocky Mountains. It is in the perfect location for hiking, snowboarding, skiing, biking, golfing, and more. VCA Anderson is nestled intimately within the community we serve and we have many clients that we have been helping for 30 years or more!

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 & Wellness

  • Innovative associate health and wellbeing 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

Compensation negotiable based on credentials and experience, annual salary starting at $115,000 - $145,000

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