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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Internship in Murrieta, California

VCA California Veterinary Specialists Murrieta is seeking veterinary interns for the year 2023-2024.

VCA California Veterinary Specialists (CVS ( ) is a referral specialty and emergency practice hospital with 3 locations, one each in San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Within our hospitals, we have specialists in emergency, surgery, internal medicine, medical and radiation oncology, radiology, dentistry, and dermatology. We are also a teaching institution with active residency programs (ER/CC and surgery) and a popular rotating internship program. We take pride in our cohesive, collaborative work environment and look forward to adding another full time Emergency Veterinarian to grow with us.

Our Riverside County hospital is located in Murrieta, one of Southern California’s fastest growing places thanks to a mild inland climate and its proximity to San Diego County.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the area’s nearly 40 parks, including the 165 acre Cole Canyon Park, a nature preserve, and 46 acres Los Alamos Hills Sports Park. In addition, Murrieta is less than eight miles away from neighboring Temecula, which is home to more than 30 wineries.

The Internship is designed to provide an intensive one-year experience in management of small animal clinical cases under Staff DVM supervision. The training program will utilize Staff doctors of VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center and approved out rotations.

•Provide clinical care in the role of a veterinarian, i.e. examine patients, order tests, make diagnoses, prescribe treatments, and communicate with clients and referring veterinarians, for patients presented to their assigned Service.

•Participate in the clinical and tutorial instruction of extern students, including daily student rounds; and other duties as assigned

•Participate in Journal club, attend all Hospital Rounds/Seminar sessions and other seminars which are requirements of the Intern’s assigned Service.

•Provide clinical care in the role of a veterinarian in the emergency duty schedule (evening, weekend and holiday duty on a rotating schedule) with other members of their assigned Service.

As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. Among the reasons to consider joining VCA are:

• Network of 4,500+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists.

• Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.

• WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff.

• Robust Clinical Studies program.

• Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities.

VCA Animal Hospitals offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including

Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, pet care discounts, paid vacation, holidays and

sick days, health and well-being programs that provide resources and training.

Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual

salary for this position is $80,000. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay


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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)

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