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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Medical Director - Naugatuck, CT in Naugatuck, Connecticut

VCA Naugatuck Animal Hospital in beautiful central Connecticut is seeking a highly experienced Veterinarian to lead our talented team as Medical Director .

Equidistant between new Haven and Hartford, you could live and play in either great city and have an easy commute into Naugatuck!

Apply today, or reach out directly to our talent team member, Nick, at for any questions.

At VCA Naugatuck, we provide full-service care for primarily cats and dogs. We also have a variety of tools to help our doctors diagnose and provide the best care possible. The hospital itself has been the go-to hospital for over 3 decades and we continually provide the heart of the community with the very latest in medicine, as well as community outreach. Our hospital boasts proudly to be the only and very first AAHA and Fear-Free certified in Connecticut , and we uphold these standards at all times. We are a youthful and fun practice that has been held strong by a loyal, solid, highly skilled, and experienced team.

What makes our hospital unique:

  • We have been serving the local area with excellent veterinary medicine for more than 30 years!

  • Associates have access to VCA's Scribe Program (Never do records at home again!)

The Medical Director position will be filled by someone that holds strong interpersonal and organizational skills to continue achieving our goals of delivering excellent patient care and customer service to both our clients and referring veterinarians. This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated veterinarian to continue practicing medicine on the floor while establishing the direction and medical quality of the hospital like a practice owner.

VCA Naugatuck Animal Hospital Website (

This is a full-time urgent care position that does not require weekends, late nights, or on-call shifts. If you love emergency/urgent care medicine but are sick of the typical hours then this is the position for you!

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Our Community:

Just 30 minutes to both Hartford and New Haven, Located just off of Scenic Rt. 8 along the Naugatuck River and the Naugatuck state forest. This area has an eclectic and diverse community that includes unique shopping, great food options including fine dining, a vibrant bar scene, and artistic pleasures at the local green. In the surrounding area, there are numerous hiking trails and reservoirs to enjoy.

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.

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