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VCA Animal Hospitals Associate Veterinarian - Sign-on Bonus up to $50k! in San Mateo, California

VCA San Mateo Animal Hospital (http:// is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our tenured DVM team in San Mateo, California .

Sign-on Bonus up to $50k with a two-year+ commitment for doctors with 2+ years of experience!

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.

VCA San Mateo Animal Hospital is centrally located in beautiful San Mateo. We are minutes away from a bustling downtown area filled with restaurants and unique boutique style shopping. Easily accessible by two major highways and walking distance to the Cal Train station. Our hospital provides a unique opportunity to the right candidate. We have state of the art digital radiographic equipment, digital dental x-ray imaging, and full in-house blood diagnostics. We also offer boarding. The staff at VCA San Mateo consists of two full time RVT’s, three experienced veterinary assistants and three highly skilled receptionist. We are primarily canine and feline practice but are open to seeing any furry, scaly, or feathered animal. Our clientele is diverse and dedicated. We strive to provide excellent patient care and providing our clients excellent service.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 am to 6 pm and Saturday 8 am to 5 pm, closed on Sunday. The work schedule would be 4 ten hour shifts with rotating Saturday.

San Mateo is a busy, diverse city centrally located in the Bay Area. We are fifteen miles north of San Francisco and 20 miles south of San Jose, California. New developments both residential and commercial are popping up just about at every corner. Cost of living is comparable to the Bay Area. Average household income is 125,000/year. Brand new condominium and apartment complexes are being built walking distance from the hospital. Whether you like shopping, fine dining, strolling or jogging along beautiful waterfront trails, boating, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, you can have it all right here just minutes away from VCA San Mateo Animal Hospital.

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 $64,480 - $200K. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs.

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

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