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Veterinary Internist

United Veterinary Care
Berkeley, California
Up to $150,000 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates based on experience.
Closing date
Jul 9, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate

PETS Referral Center is seeking two Internal Medicine Specialists to join our team! We are a 24-hr specialty and emergency hospital located in Berkeley, California, the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our team includes two specialists in surgery, two full time and one part-time oncologist, two full time radiologists, two ophthalmologists, an exotics specialist, call-in endoscopy by a boarded internist, and an experienced and internship-trained emergency department staffed 24hrs a day.  Our facilities have recently undergone an expansive remodel, and include three surgical suites, a dedicated imaging room, the addition of Computed Tomography (GE Optima* CT540) scanner, full clinical lab, new digital radiology unit, and 13 exam rooms across a two-building campus. Enjoy a great reputation with our referral partners and work with a talented team of doctors, experienced nurses and management who focus on a positive culture as a driver for the delivery of quality care and service. 

We have: 

  • Great clientele reflective of the educated and pet-centric community of the San Francisco Bay Area. 
  • Proven track record of a busy, satisfying caseload.  
  • Well supported by referring general practice partners.  
  • 24-hour emergency doctor coverage allowing specialists to focus on their own schedules and cases. 
  • Our highly skilled and cohesive nursing team will always have your back. 
  • High Staff Retention: Many of our staff have been with us 10+ years 
  • A unique opportunity to develop your ideal department.  
  • We also provide learning opportunities for veterinary students and Cal Berkeley pre-vets and periodically host veterinary student externs. 

Requirements:  Diplomate or Residency training in Small Animal Internal Medicine 
                           Ability to obtain a CA state license 
Compensation:  Up to $150,000 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates based on experience.  
                            Ability to earn $300,000-$400,000 annually 


  • Short Term Disability paid for by employer 
  • Complimentary Life Insurance $25,000; with options to purchase additional voluntary benefits for self or family 
  • Company Sponsored Employee Assistance Program (Headspace)
  • 401K with 100% company match up to 3% and 50% company match up to 5%, eligible after 6 months of employment
  • Kaiser/UMR Insurance Plans with multiple options
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account options 
  • United Healthcare Dental Insurance; includes a 100% paid premium option for team members
  • United Healthcare Vision Insurance options
  • Long Term Disability option
  • Progyny-Fertility and Family Building Support (up to $10,000)
  • Generous Continuing Education Program
  • Team Member Discounts for Pet Care
  • Paid time off-inclusive of sick, personal, vacation and CE
  • AVMA Professional Liability Insurance (PLIT) provided
  • VIN provided
  • Reimbursement for: state Veterinary License / DEA License / state VMA Dues / AVMA Dues/ +/-specialty dues 
  • Master accounts with online publishers: Sage, Wiley, Elsevier
  • LGBTQIA+ support with FOLX HEALTHCARE (if UMR enrolled)
  • Sword Digital Musculoskeletal & Physical Therapy Program (if UMR enrolled)
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • DailyPay on Demand

We are a proud United Veterinary Care Partner hospital. United Veterinary Care supports the unique culture and individuality of each partner hospital while empowering the hospital teams in their care for patients. One of our goals is to support our community of hospitals in creating sustainable, fulfilling careers in a profession we love. 

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