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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Urgent Care in Latham, New York

VCA Shaker Animal Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to complement our talented team in Latham, New York.

This position will have a focus on Urgent Care, as well as General Practice.

What makes the VCA Shaker Animal Hospital different? You do!

How does being excited to go to work every day sound to you? Come feel appreciated as a valued member of a skilled team with a vision for the future of your career!

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.

About Us

VCA Shaker Animal Hospital is a long-standing 5+ doctor AAHA-accredited practice, offering general medicine and surgery, urgent care, advanced dental services, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, acupuncture and radiology. As an Associate on our team, you will work with other talented and engaged Veterinarians and form strong trusting relationships with the certified and experienced support staff. Our leadership team is here to help our hospital flourish so you can provide exceptional care to every patient, deliver an outstanding client experience and nurture a supportive work environment for all.

VCA Shaker Animal Hospital is open 7 days a week to better serve our patients and clients. We offer a set, rotating doctor's schedule that spreads out the weekend and evening shifts with well-placed days off that allow for a balanced quality of life outside of work.

Why We Want You

Culture is really important to us because we value each person individually. There’s something special about you and we are excited to learn more. You’ve worked hard for your credentials and we want you to use the knowledge that you’ve invested your time and talent in. Tell us all about what makes you love being a Veterinarian!

Why Join The VCA Family?

We are passionate about supporting our teams and are committed to your personal career development. We create and support an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. We are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work.

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Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $130K - $170K. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs.

At VCA we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work.

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, Fidelity 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 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