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Associate Veterinarians – Oakland, California – #6529

Associate Veterinarians – Oakland, California – #6529

Are you ready to land your dream role? We are seeking two ambitious Associate Veterinarians to join a thriving animal shelter hospital in Oakland, California.

Become a part of making a tremendous difference in lives of animals in dire need of quality medical care. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply, as mentorship will be provided.

More About the Clinic

The salary for this position is $140,000 to $155,000, based on experience, and surgical abilities with an annual bonus structure (up to 20K per year).

As an Associate Veterinarian, you play a vital part in supporting the community, especially for clients and animals who may not have another accessible option for care. This organization offers financial assistance to clients in need as well as partnering with outside funding groups to decrease the financial burden as possible.

Responsibilities of this role also include:

You will be responsible for providing care, treatment, and surgical services for client-owned and shelter animals. In addition, you will spend 70%-100% of your time at a full-service veterinary clinic seeing appointments and performing surgeries.  You may spend up to 30% of your time based on organizational needs between shelter animal care in two cities and at the high quality/high volume spay/neuter clinics. As a part of a multi-doctor team, this position works closely with the VP of Medical Services, fellow associate veterinarians and the medical support team in an effort to support the mission of the shelter.

Clinical Care – 75% to 100% duties

  • Regularly perform surgical procedures on shelter animals including, but not limited to, ovariohysterectomy, orchiectomy/castration, dewclaw removal, hernia repair, teeth extractions, and more. 
  • Regularly performs veterinary health care functions, including examination and treatment of sheltered animals and client animals, and aids in the evaluation of the disposition of sheltered animals as needed in collaboration with medical support staff, within established shelter animal and companion animal health protocols.
  • Works cooperatively with the VP of Medical Services and associate veterinarians in the development and implementation of goals, policies and procedures related to the practices of the veterinary clinics and shelters
  • And more!

Shelter Care up to 10% of duties 

  • Regularly perform veterinary health care functions, including examination and treatment of sheltered animals, and aid in the evaluation of the disposition of sheltered and foster animals as needed, within established shelter animal and companion animal health protocols. 
  • Maintains medical records for sheltered animals during rounds and collaborates with the shelter medical support team
  • And more!


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a valid California Veterinary License
  • Must possess, or can obtain, a DEA license within 60 days of hire 
  • Must use fear-free handling methods and become Fear Free Certified within 90 days of hire.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License and insurable driving record for occasional patient transport and driving between campuses. 
  • A minimum of two years of experience working in a full-time clinical setting
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with clients, volunteers, fosters, and staff both verbally and in writing.

What Will You Gain for All Your Hard Work


  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision
  • Paid vacation/sick day
  • 401(k),
  • CE allowance
  • Employee pet discounts
  • And more!

Life in Oakland

The lively city of Oakland, California, is bursting with much action and adventure. It is the largest city in the East Bay region and the third-largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. When it comes to meeting new people, finding recreational activities, or having days (and days) of beautiful warm weather, you will have found this place to be a gem. In addition, this city has a ton of delightful eateries to satisfy your tummy. If you are a big sports fan, you will find plenty of professional sports teams to watch. From NBA to professional soccer, you can attend a game and cheer on a team!  

If you think are you the right candidate for this opportunity, then get in touch with us today. Click on the “Apply” button below.

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