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VCA Animal Hospitals
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Signing Bonus, Competitive Salary, Student Loan Repayment, Paid Parental Leave, PTO, and more!
Closing date
Jun 6, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Private Practice
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center (or VCA VetCare, to our friends) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico is looking to add a 3rd board-certified or residency-trained Internal Medicine Specialist to our team!

We are located in beautiful (and, honestly, HIGHLY underrated) Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since it's located in the high desert- about 5,300' above sea level- we get four distinctly wonderful seasons, and the climate is dry, sunny, and extremely temperate compared with other desert-type cities. Anywhere in the area, you're moments away from great outdoor recreation (mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing...), tons of family activities (a zoo, an aquarium, so many museums), as well as amazing food and drinks. Every October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta attracts balloonists and spectators from all over the world for a visual spectacle and experience unlike anything else. Less well-known, but even more special: northern New Mexico, much like southern Louisiana, has its own distinct and wonderful culture, including unique cuisine and artwork- come learn more about it!

VetCare is a hybrid hospital, meaning we offer both specialty and primary care services. Talking with your patient's primary veterinarian can be as easy as walking down the hall or waving across the office- no phone calls or emails necessary. Aside from internal medicine, VetCare has specialists in emergency and critical care, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology and surgery. On the support staff side, we have an experienced patient care team, a phenomenal client service team, and the best referral management department in the country (we don't know what we'd do without them). Love teaching? Our rotating internship program offers you the opportunity to work with a new group of young veterinarians every year.

The internal medicine group is special in and of itself, too! It was the first veterinary specialty department in the state, and continues to be the go-to option for doctors and clients from as far away as southern Colorado. As a result, we make sure our internal medicine specialists are well-supplied with the equipment (see "Our hospital" for more details), medications, and trained staff they need to do their best work.

As the only multi-specialty/ECC hospital in New Mexico, VetCare is often the sole option for local primary care doctors. We take that responsibility extremely seriously, so we strive to maintain healthy and trusting two-way relationships with all of our referral partners. Most important is our day-in, day-out commitment to picking up the phone or answering an email any time we get a question. Slightly less critical, but still significant: every year, we offer a highly-regarded multi-day CE event, the Four Corners Veterinary Symposium. It's usually attended by 600-700 members of the veterinary community. Many are local, but we generally expect folks from 11 states- all around the Southwest and even further. We are extremely proud that proceeds from our registration fees every year are donated to a local charity organization.

VCA VetCare is a 22,000 square foot facility with a centrally-located ICU and separate entrances, lobbies, and exam rooms for our primary care and referral services. Our hospital is AAHA-accredited, and we are an AAFP Gold Cat-Friendly Practice. There are private doctors' offices and separate treatment areas for ECC, specialty services, and primary care. We have dedicated suites for ultrasound, endoscopy, specialty surgery, oncology, primary care procedures, and I-131 treatment. We also offer state-of-the-art equipment for imaging (soon to include a 128-slice CT scanner), endoscopy, traditional and minimally-invasive surgery, and patient monitoring. We will be moving into a brand new hospital in 2024 and adding neurology and radiation oncology services.

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As a member of the VCA family, your love for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. Full-time employees will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Health & Wellness

  • An innovative, new department focused on associate health and wellbeing, with programs such as company sponsored Headspace app subscriptions, Vault financial wellness tools, and access to additional mental health resources.
  • 401k retirement savings plan, with matching contributions of 50% of the first 4% of your eligible compensation
  • Health, dental, vision insurance with HSA/FSA, infertility benefits
  • Paid parental, vacation and sick leave
  • Flexible scheduling for work/life balance

Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Allowance and Paid Continuing Education Days
  • WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff
  • Opportunities to mentor with one of the largest providers of private practice internships and residencies in the U.S.
  • Opportunities to participate in a robust clinical studies program

Additional Benefits

  • Up to 100% Pet Care Discount for your own pets
  • 10 0% paid professional liability c overage
  • 100% paid life insurance
  • 100% paid short-term disability insurance
  • Access to a collaborative network of 6,000 doctors, including more than 600 specialists

For more information about this position, please contact Rayna Faumuina, Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner, Specialty at or 760-891-9903.

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse Jobs.
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at

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