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VCA Animal Hospitals Criticalist in Ontario, California

VCA California Veterinary Specialists in Ontario ( is seeking a board certified or residency trained Criticalist to join our team in the heart of Southern California’s San Bernardino County.

Our motto at California Veterinary Specialists (CVS) is “Special Care From the Heart”. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. VCA California Veterinary Specialists is one of the nation’s leading providers of advanced veterinary services. Our innovative team of multidisciplinary specialists provides Southern California with a network of specialty and critical care hospitals at three state of the art facilities: CVS Carlsbad (San Diego County), CVS Murrieta (Riverside County), and CVS Ontario (San Bernardino County).

At CVS Ontario we are equipped to provide high level monitoring and intensive care in our 14,000 square foot facility outfitted with four surgical suites, a spacious treatment and triage room, digital radiology, CT, MRI, fluroscopy, ultrasound, endoscopy, ample workspaces and nine exam rooms. We have specialists in internal medicine, oncology, radiology and interventional radiology, and surgery, supported by approximately 50 technical staff and a VTS Critical Care technician. We are also a teaching institution with active residency program in surgery and a popular rotating internship program.

Located 40 miles east of Los Angeles and with over 300 sunny days per year, Greater Ontario provides all the things one expects of Southern California. In less than an hour, you can be at the mountains or the sea, the desert or a vineyard, enjoying fresh air and wide-open spaces, yet still close to urban centers. Go explore! Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, sophistication and hometown feel of the region.

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 & 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

  • Opportunities to mentor with one of the largest providers of private practice internships and residencies in the U.S.

  • 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 is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $200,000 to $300,000. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs.

For more information about this job, please contact Kristen Hreczan, Specialty Talent Acquisition Partner, at or 704-351-0221.

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