New Grads Encouraged! Veterinarian for Growing Team in Merced, CA | Heavy Surgery Caseload
Valley Animal Hospital
Location: Merced, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: Merced CA
Since 1985, Valley Animal Hospital of Merced has been serving the dogs, cats, exotics, and pocket pets of Merced, CA with top-notch veterinary care. We are proud winners of the “Favorite Veterinary Clinic” in Reader’s Choice Awards, Merced Sun-Star for 3 years in a row! Our comfortable and inviting hospital boasts superb veterinarians and caring support staff that are dedicated to our patients, clients, and community. VAH is involved in the Merced Community and in the Animal Rescue community. We provide a Low Cost Spay/Neuter through a program administered by a local non-profit group. We are seeking a Full-Time Veterinarian to join our community focused practice.
This is an ideal opportunity for new grads or experienced veterinarians ready to help expand and develop our services to offer more diagnostic and surgical options for our patients. Our practice has a heavy surgery caseload, including soft tissue and orthopedics (ACL, luxating patella & fracture repair), so a doctor with an interest in surgery is a plus! Our team of doctors would enjoy mentoring a new graduate or an experienced veterinarian looking to learn a new skill set or technique.
About The Hospital
Work/life balance with no after hour requirements
Digital x-ray - standard and dental
Advanced soft tissue, orthopedic, and dental surgeries
In-house IDEXX CBC/Chem
Rover Rewards Loyalty Program
Merced, California is a growing community and one of the ‘most affordable’ places to live in California. With UC Merced nearby, the community (and our clientele) are going to continue to grow over the decades. Residents and visitors to Merced County enjoy a variety of recreational activities including the historic Castle Air Museum as well as lakes, reservoirs, and wildlife wetlands to enjoy. And for the adventurous, Yosemite National Park is only a couple of hours away.
For new grads who join our team, we invest our time to ensure you get the support, time, and guidance for your first job out of vet school. Our approach to bringing new grads aboard includes:
Structured orientation and mentorship program, including 1-on-1 surgical training.
Opportunities for Zoom calls and round table discussions with other new and recent graduates.
New grad peer advisors for networking and support as you navigate your first DVM position.
Slack group discussions to connect you with experienced vets for case reviews, connection, and advice.
We provide our doctors with a superior salary, medical benefits (including health, dental and vision), 401(k), employee assistance program (EAP), CE allowance, vacation, dues, liability coverage, and so much more! Our practice has a positive, wellbeing focused culture that we’d love to tell you about. Get the conversation started by applying today!