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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian- Salinas, CA in Salinas, California

VCA All Pets Animal Hospital Salinas located in Salina, California is looking for an Associate Veterinarian who enjoys practicing advanced medicine with a cohesive, tenured team.

Current students or new graduates, apply today!

VCA takes pride in expanding the growth and skill set of new veterinarians. We welcome newly graduated veterinarians (and current veterinary students) to apply to this position where they will receive individualized support with our 6-month mentorship program and a collaborative hospital team environment.

We are seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to join our 5-doctor, extended-hour small animal general and emergency practice!

The successful candidate will be an experienced veterinarian or confident new grad looking to provide excellent patient care and client service in a fast-paced clinic. We offer an extensive mentoring program for recent graduates and see a variety of cases ranging from wellness to urgent care and beyond.

VCA All Pets is a welcoming, busy practice that provides high quality, compassionate care with excellent customer service. Wellness and client education are a big part of our practice; however, we are also well-known for providing urgent and emergency care. It is a large part of what we do! With our extended hours, advanced equipment, and talented support staff we are able to provide that continuity of care that truly builds a partnership between the client and the hospital.

Our facility is bright and spacious with five exam rooms and a large surgical suite. To provide excellent care we are equipped with in-house labs (including Vetscan CBC, chemistries, I-stat, PT/PTT and a variety of SNAP tests), endoscopy, surgical laser, orthopedic surgical equipment, ultrasound, digital radiography, and oxygen ICUs. Digital dental radiographs are offered for every patient undergoing dental prophylaxis, and VCA’s CareClub provides a cost-effective solution to developing a strong preventative care relationship. \Our well-trained and compassionate staff, as well as the VCA management team, are here to support you in providing the very best options for your clients.

We are located in the charming city of Salinas in the heart of John Steinbeck country. It is a short drive to many wonderful outdoor recreation areas, Monterey/Carmel, Santa Cruz, and the rugged California coastline. Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area are less than an hour's drive – and yet still worlds apart from our quiet community.

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.

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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:

Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $120k to 160k (base salary before production). This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs.

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