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VCA Animal Hospitals Emergency Veterinarian - Tustin, CA in Tustin, California

VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists ( , a 24-hour emergency and specialty center, well regarded and respected in the Orange County veterinary community is currently looking for an Emergency Veterinarian .

The practice itself is over ten years old and is primarily a critical care and internal medicine focused practice. It is located in a collaborative campus of other specialists, encompassing all specialties in veterinary medicine including but not limited to oncology, neurology, radiation oncology, dermatology, dentistry and ophthalmology. The practice was recently completely remodeled and is housed in a two-story, 7500 square foot facility with all the accompanying and imaginable bells and whistles.

The spacious facility at VCA OCVS meets the needs of all of its specialists and includes six exam rooms, two surgical suites and a large treatment room. Available equipment includes anesthetic and mechanical ventilators, diagnostic and portable ultrasounds, oxygen cages and endoscopy towers (flexible and rigid video scores as well as laparoscopy and arthroscopy). In addition, the practice uses both digital radiograph and has a fluoroscopy (portable C-arm).

Laboratory equipment includes in-house CBC, in-house chemistry, Nova (electrolytes and blood gas) and colloid osmometer. Intensive care monitoring capabilities include recently upgraded pulse oximetry with, Capnography (EMMA portable capnographs and stand alone capnography), direct and indirect blood pressure monitoring, CVP monitoring, intra-abdominal pressure monitoring and wireless continuous telemetry. Advanced imaging (CT, MRI and scintigraphy) is also available next door.

The hospital fosters a relaxed and collegial atmosphere with a large support staff of 50 employees. Of 22 highly skilled veterinary technicians, 13 are registered veterinary technicians and 3 are boarded in emergency and critical care.

The primary qualification in any applicant is an all-encompassing desire to provide exceptional patient care. However, it is equally important that any applicant be energetic, a fun person to be around and someone who will gel with the positive vibe of the facility.

Since this is already a very busy hospital with a heavy caseload and a strong referral base, this position offers the opportunity to a variety of interesting cases and also to work collaboratively with all the specialty departments.

In addition to the opportunity to work in a busy, established multi-specialty practice, the position at VCA OCVS offers the opportunity to live in one of the loveliest regions in the country. The beach is a short drive to the west while the mountains, skiing and the desert are short drives to the east. VCA OCVS is situated between Los Angeles and San Diego with numerous activities and areas to explore. Orange County ( is undoubtedly one of the loveliest regions in the country. There is a super high quality of life, the beach is a short drive to the west while the mountains, skiing, or the desert is a short drive to the east. Get in the car and soon enough you’ll be in LA with its big city culture or avoid the car altogether and enjoy the open space and outdoor activities that the OC has to offer.

A great location, a great facility, fantastic staff, and a tremendous opportunity for financial success while providing compassionate care. What are you waiting for?!

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.

Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $66,560 to $225,000. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs.

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 & Well-being

  • Innovative associate health and well-being department (Headspace app subscriptions, Fidelity 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 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)

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