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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Lancaster, PA in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to complement our talented team in Lancaster, Pennsylvania .

Current students or new graduates, apply today!

Many employees have been with Smoketown 10+ years! We are a family and genuinely enjoy working with each other to create a cooperative, helpful environment. Our doctors share cases and discuss ideas of patient care often. An overnight technician is present Monday through Thursday to care for hospitalized cases and advanced surgeries. We have a very experienced technician team, a board certified orthopedic surgeon visits once per week, and a cardiologist visits monthly for cardiac consults. Our rehabilitation department is well equipped with an underwater treadmill, therapeutic laser and therapy/agility room. Our patient outreach coordinator handles all surgery scheduling, treatment plans, education and discharging.

A full time Associate Veterinarian schedule includes 3-4 days per week (about 35 hours) with no on-call hours and rotating every fourth Saturday.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania is full of restaurants, art galleries, outdoor music, county parks as well as Buchanan Dog Park! Downtown Lancaster offers countless new restaurants, breweries, small business shops, Central Market as well as exciting nightlife. We have a minor league baseball team, theaters, Hershey Park, outlet shopping, and much more. The Susquehanna River provides an opportunity for hiking and boating! There are many local farmers markets to enjoy. We have easy access to the Lancaster train station, which can take you to Philadelphia or even up to NYC! We are an easy drive to Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, or even Washington DC!

VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital (

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