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VCA Animal Hospitals Ophthalmologist in San Diego, California

VCA Eye Clinic for Animals is seeking a board certified or board-eligible Ophthalmologist to join our specialty referral practice located in beautiful San Diego, CA , right next to VCA ASG .

Our staff is available to offer you and your pet the most professional and compassionate care. With on site surgery and diagnostic facilities, state-of the art science meets caring and excellent medical application. It is our mission to offer you confidence and assurance throughout your pet’s time with us.

Our specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of the eye and nearby structures in all animal species. Our expertise includes a broad range of treatments for a broad range of conditions, across many types of animals. Among the more common treatments we provide are:

  • Various procedures for ocular injuries or emergencies

  • Cryosurgery for abnormal eyelashes

  • Laser surgery to prevent retinal detachments for various other ocular conditions

  • Laser surgery for glaucoma

  • Eyelid surgery for cosmetic and/or conformational problems

  • Corneal and conjunctival surgery for ulcers, injuries, or other conditions

  • Cataract surgery with artificial lens placement

  • Intraocular lens implantation

  • Laser treatment of glaucoma and other conditions

Next door, at VCA Animal Specialty Group, we feature a newly remodeled, 12,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility, along with an accomplished and well-trained team dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care with exceptional client service. We are proud of our cohesive and collaborative staff and value a team environment. We have been serving San Diego County and the surrounding areas for over forty years.

We offer Internal Medicine, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology and Surgery Specialties as well as Emergency and Critical Care services.

We believe in our staff and support their ongoing growth. We offer a progressive and cutting edge internship program. We would expect any Specialist joining the team to participate in their education and hopefully also become a mentor for future growth and development. We would hope any new Specialist will nurture the compassionate care of patients, clients, and referring DVMs alike.

Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $120,000 to $300,000. This position is also eligible for production/commission and other variable pay programs.

As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. Among the reasons to consider joining VCA are:

  • Network of 3,800+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists.

  • Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.

  • WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff.

  • Robust Clinical Studies program.

  • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities.

VCA adds value to your compensation package with the following:

  • Competitive salary plus bonus potential.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance.

  • Generous CE allowance.

  • Opportunity to teach and mentor.

  • 401(k).

  • Life and Long Term Disability insurance

  • Professional Liability coverage.

San Diego County comes with an impressive skyline, desert landscapes, scenic hikes and coastal views to rival Big Sur. A board-riders paradise, this southern corner of California has 175 miles of surf-able coastline and dozens of neighborhoods – all with their own personalities, laid-back locals and perfect weather. It’s literally always 70-something degrees, at any time of year. Craft beer and Mexican food is not just an experience in San Diego, it’s a lifestyle. And don’t worry if you forget your party frock, you won’t be turned away for wearing flip flops, boardies or leggings almost anywhere. Spend your days immersed in farmers’ markets and floral gardens, go on a whale watching boat trip or learn something at one of some of the city's 90+ museums. There's even an enormous inland city lagoon – perfect for paddle boarding and cycling around. San Diego has it all.

If interested in this opportunity, please e-mail CV to Camille Audet, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, at

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