Mars Petcare Career Pathways

Job Information

VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - $10k+ Sign-on Bonus Available! in San Diego, California

VCA 4 Paws Animal Hospital (http:// has a great opportunity for an Associate Veterinarian to join our AAHA-accredited small animal practice in San Diego, California.

VCA 4 Paws Animal Hospital has been serving the 4S Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe communities with compassionate veterinary care for 14 years. We are proudly AAHA accredited and pride ourselves on offering gold standard medicine to our incredible patients and clientele. We have 2 full time DVMs and a Board Certified Surgeon that will travel for procedures as necessary. Teamwork is constant in our daily practice, and our team is dedicated to make it their mission to help pets live long healthy lives. We take pride in having an incredible support staff to assist your daily needs including a doctors assistant to aide in writing charts and a majority of your client communication.

We are lucky to have brand new high level equipment including:

  • Digital x-ray

  • Digital dental x-ray

  • Ultrasound

  • Endoscopy

  • Cold laser

  • Large dental suite

  • Large surgical suite

  • Cryotherapy

  • And more!

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.

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

  • 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

Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $64,480 to $180,000. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs.

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