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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Palmer, AK in Palmer, Alaska

VCA Far Country Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to join our AAHA-accredited small animal practice in Palmer, Alaska —located in the heart of the beautiful Matanuska Valley.

We are a growing practice that is seeking to adapt, learn and be the best that we can be. Our unique culture values each person's individual skill and personality.

We are seeking a full-time doctor open to a flexible 4-10 schedule including rotating Saturday hours. We are open 8 am -6 pm Monday-Saturday with no on-call hours.

With Pioneer Peak as a backdrop, Palmer is a cultural hot spot. This community has a rich agricultural history, a thriving artistic community and is the location of the Alaska State Fair! Palmer is 45 minutes outside of Anchorage with easy access to all modern necessities. Enjoy the great outdoors with a hike up Lazy Mountain or a cup of coffee and your choice of local cafes. The Southcentral area of Alaska is home to bountiful wildlife and sightseeing that make adventure easy and accessible for all! Current students or new graduates, apply today!

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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, 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

  • 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