Associate Veterinarian – up to $30,000 Signing Bonus/$10,000 Relocation Bonus
Blue River PetCare
Location: Nipomo, California
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Nipomo Dog & Cat Hospital is a rapidly growing dog & cat practice. Our busy hospital is located on the beautiful Central Coast of California. Our small town of Nipomo has topped the list as one of the best weather climates in the nation. We are also home to The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, it is the largest intact coastal dune ecosystem on Earth! We are conveniently located close to Pismo & Avila Beaches, Morro Bay & Santa Ynez, with Santa Barbara only an hour away. It’s also a short drive to Downtown San Luis Obispo that offers fantastic restaurants and shopping. You and your family can enjoy the abundant local activities including hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, camping, horseback riding, ATV riding, & wine tasting! We even have our own whale watching season. Children can benefit from a great school system & enjoy lots of outdoor spaces, parks, & recreational activities.
Our compensation and benefits plan are generous, competitive, and commensurate with experience. Our package includes: • Signing bonus and relocation assistance, up to $40,000 • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with shared premiums • Practice-sponsored life insurance • 401(k) eligibility with employer match • Annual continuing education stipend • Paid time-off for personal use and to attend CE • In-house development programs for new graduates, experienced Associates, and Medical Directors • Sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with wellness initiatives • Paid AVMA PLIT policy coverage • Reimbursement of all licensure and DEA fees • Reimbursement of professional membership dues • Personal pet discounts
We are committed to providing quality medicine with compassion, honesty, and competence. We have an energetic & well-trained support staff along with a strong management team that works hard to maintain a safe, fun, enthusiastic, & comfortable work environment. We take pride in our professionalism & high standard of care but have fun too! We frequently have staff activities, including grilled cheese smack downs, after work happy hours. Our modern & well-equipped hospital includes digital radiographs, digital dental radiographs, in-house laboratory, & ultrasound. Our experienced Medical Director is also excited to provide mentorship and guidance.
To continue providing the best medicine to our community, we are seeking a FT or PT Associate DVM to join our current 2 Doctor team. The ideal candidate would be friendly, compassionate, and motivated to care for pets and people. A good sense of humor with a high level of professionalism would be optimal, along with a commitment to practicing the highest standards of patient care in general medicine & surgery. Diagnostic experience with ultrasound and good surgical skills a plus, but the freedom to pursue your niche in veterinary medicine is encouraged. New(er) graduates are welcome to apply and will be considered.
Blue River PetCare's mission is to provide a long-term home for local practices that selling owners have worked so hard to build. We are dedicated to retaining the culture of each of our hospitals in addition to the local practice of medicine. We do this by ensuring each hospital has complete medical autonomy with their choice of protocols, therapies, inventory items, vendors and even management software. We also focus on our employees’ health and well-being as much as we do the pets we treat. We would love to hear from you!