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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Oahu, HI in Pearl City, Hawaii

VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to work in Urgent Care with our talented team in Pearl City, Hawaii.

VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center started as a general practice then became a 24/7 hospital in 2005. Specialists were added to our hospital starting in 2012. Our boarded specialists currently include 2 internists, 2 criticalists, 1 surgeon, 1 ophthalmologist, and 1 medical oncologist. We utilize Hawaii’s only mobile boarded cardiologist twice a month. We have great doctor retention with 40% of our doctors working here for 10+ years, while another 15% have been here over 5 years. We are an experienced, collaborative, close knit team who puts patient care above all else and are looking for someone who shares these values.

Here, we are passionate about career growth and lifelong learning. We have access to a large e-library of textbooks and journals. Our hospital provides once a month, in-house, live CE given by one of our specialists, as well as a generous CE stipend. We regularly host veterinary student externs, specialty veterinary residents, Penn foster students, and veterinary technician externs. Our doctors are directly involved with Hawaii’s only veterinary technician program, and we have a partnership with Hawaii’s Humane Society as well as some of the local rescue groups. Some of the more advanced medicine/procedures that we perform include total intravenous anesthesia, chest tube management and pleuravac management, autotransfusions, vasopressor support, sampling line placement and care, autologous blood patching, laparoscopic surgery, lithotripsy, intralipid therapy, peritoneal dialysis, assisted enteral and parenteral nutrition, endoscopic foreign body removal, cataract surgery and conjunctival grafting, fish skin grafts, and chemotherapy.

Our hospital is currently under construction as we are expanding into a multi-level hospital with state-of-the-art equipment. We currently have a 128-slice CT, multiple digital radiography suites, endoscopy, multiple ultrasound machines, oxygen cages, an incubator, mechanical ventilation, wound vacuums, laparoscopy/arthroscopy equipment, telemetry, blood gas analyzers, in house blood machines, blood component therapy (including canine albumin), digital cytology reader, an isolation unit, and lithotripsy equipment. Once construction is completed, we will be adding an oxygen generator, high flow nasal oxygen, a dedicated ICU, separate ER entrance, additional in-house blood machines, an elevator, and have a total of 19 exam rooms, 6 operating suites, and a separate dental suite.

If you love long walks on the beach, hiking in the jungle, and some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the planet, this is the place to be! Our hospital is located in the middle of Oahu, in Pearl City, in a small strip mall with security and on-site parking. This is a great central location with many options to relocate to where the commute is manageable. Our clients are friendly, caring and are dedicated to their pets.

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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 need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find 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