VCA Valley Oak Veterinary Centeris seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor, 24-hour emergency/specialty/general practice in Chico, California.
Our 14,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility provides advanced care including CT, digital radiology, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy. Our team of over 17 doctors, including a board certified Internist and surgeon and an 80-person staff provide some of the best patient care and client service in all of Northern California. We were recently awarded the CVMA (California Veterinary Medical Associated) Meritorious service award for our work in treating over 500 burned animals in the CAMP fire in Paradise, California. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and showed how well our staff worked together during this very difficult and stressful time.
We are looking for hard working, collaborative veterinarians to join our wonderful doctor team.
Chico’s charm is hard to match - home to one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, Chico is ranked as the no. 1 cycling city in the nation by Bicycle Magazine and one of the top 10 Best Small Art Towns in America. Located just north of Sacramento at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, and just a few hours from San Francisco, Napa, Lake Tahoe, Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta, Chico residents are never far from their next adventure. Bidwell Park offers over 3,600 acres of space for outdoor activities and with multiple rivers and lakes just a quick drive away. Chico is home to Chico State University and great companies like Build.com, Sierra Nevada Brewery and Klean Kanteen.
As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with our commitment to your professional growth. Among the reasons to consider joining VCA are:
Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The annual salary range for this position is $64,480 - $180K. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs.
Health & Well-being
Innovative associate health and well-being department (Headspace app subscriptions, Vault financial wellness tool, and access to additional mental health resources)
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
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
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 vcacareers.com
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.