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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinarian (Avian/Exotics/Reptile/Companion Animal) in South Miami, Florida

VCA South Dade Animal Hospital ( is a full-service veterinary medical facility in beautiful South Miami, FL. We are looking for an Associate Veterinarian who is residency trained, board certified or has a special interest in seeing avian/exotic/reptile species.

We are currently are a 60% exotic and 40% dog/cat practice. Our location is one of the only hospitals in Miami that treats exotic pets, so we are quite busy. Currently our hospital has 3 DVM's working on a daily basis but we definitely have the business to add additional team members and with the new location opening early next year we anticipate having at least 4-5 doctors each day. Our doctors currently work 4 days a week, 10-hour shifts and we are closed on Sundays. We perform all types of procedures from wellness to advanced surgeries. We are in the process of building a brand new, 7,000 sq ft hospital that is being specially designed for our exotic patient’s comfort. Our goal is to add a doctor by Jan 2024 and the new hospital will be a bonus next Spring to anyone joining the practice.

We currently have digital radiology, ultrasound, digital dental radiographs, oxygen cage, and incubators. We also have a doctor that we work closely with that performs mobile CT's and Ultrasounds for our exotic patients at our hospital.

Our technician team is very strong, dedicated and they have years of experience with exotics as well as dogs/cats. The doctors are scheduled with two veterinary assistants to assist them and we are quite busy. We work closely with Jungle Island, Monkey Jungle, Pinecrest Gardens, Fisher Island, Petco, PetSmart, Pet Supermarket and several rescue groups that have large cats.

We see a large variety of species from mice to primates. It is definitely not your regular practice; you really never know what is going to walk through the door.

As a member of the VCA family, your love for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. 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

  • Opportunities to mentor with one of the largest providers of private practice internships and residencies in the U.S.

  • 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 peer network of 5,000 doctors, including more than 600 specialists

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. ​

For more information about this job, please contact Rayna Faumuina , Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner, Specialty at or 760-891-9903 or Laurel Norman, Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner, Licensed & Student at .

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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