May 26, 2022

Emergency Veterinarian - $250K

$200,000 - $250,000 yearly
  • VCA Animal Hospitals
  • Indio, CA, USA
Full time Emergency Veterinarian

Job Description

VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital, an AAHA-accredited, 24-hour emergency hospital in Indio, California, is looking for an exceptional Emergency Veterinarian to join our team!

VCA Valley Animal Medical Center & Emergency Hospital is excited to offer a new structure for our emergency department. We are looking for emergency veterinarians to fill multiple different ER roles appropriate for new graduates all the way to experienced ER doctors. New graduates, or “new to ER” veterinarians, can earn up to $150,000 and receive four weeks of paid time off, with an ER mentorship program to get you started. More experienced veterinarians can earn up to $250,000 and up to seven weeks of paid time off, with a variety of schedule options available.

Why VCA Valley Medical Center Emergency Hospital?
VCA Valley Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art 10-doctor emergency hospital that has been in the community for over 20 years and is continuing to grow and flourish. Our 10,000 square foot facility boasts a team of approximately 65 support staff and doctors, all dedicated to our mission “Where Your Pets’ Health is our Top Priority and Excellent Service is our Goal.” We have a collaborative, team approach to medicine and are proud to be the premier provider of veterinary emergency services in the Coachella Valley. Our facility includes a CT Scanner, continuous EKG monitoring, Doppler BP, ultrasound, in-house laboratory equipment including CBC, chemistry, coagulation testing, endoscopy (gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, and cystoscopy), laparoscopy, tonometry, digital radiography; electrocautery, a full complement of soft tissue and orthopedic surgical equipment and much more! As the only small animal emergency clinic within 100 miles, we have a unique caseload and opportunity to serve our community.

In addition to our Emergency Clinicians, we have specialists in Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oncology, and Radiology available.

Why is Indio, CA for you?
VCA Valley Animal Medical Center is in Indio, CA, about two hours east of Los Angeles, set in the picturesque Coachella Valley. Indio boasts spectacular panoramas with distant foothills, soft blue skies, year-round sun, and easy access to world-class golf courses, polo, tennis, and fantastic hiking. Known as the “City of Festivals,” Indio has annual festivals that celebrate everything from hot air ballooning and local arts to music including such noteworthy events as the Coachella Music Festival Stagecoach Music Festival. Neighboring cities include Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Desert, all known for an amazing array of dining, spas, and exciting and eclectic events. Looking for a weekend away? You are within a 2-3 hour drive of skiing, hiking, and boating at Big Bear Lakes or surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking in the beautiful waters of the Pacific Ocean. Looking to explore California’s up-and-coming wineries? Temecula is a short 1.5-hour drive away. If exploring nature’s treasures is your thing, the mystical Joshua Tree National Park is just an hour drive up the road.

Living in Southern California does not have to include sitting for hours in traffic and a prohibitive housing market! Discover the fabulous lifestyle that the Coachella Valley has to offer you and your family.

Who are we looking for?
In order to meet our growing community’s needs, we are looking for primary receiving emergency doctors as well as hospitalists, with all shifts available. Choose your path! This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to grow, be supported, and work within a large emergency hospital. The schedule is a combination of day or night and swing shifts, with rotating holiday and weekend schedules.

Why choose VCA?
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 & Wellness

  • Innovative associate health and well-being 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


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