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At Valley Animal Hospital of Merced, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Madeline Viss, Hospital Manager.

Veterinarian - Merced, CA

Valley Animal Hospital of Merced

About the Role

Since 1985 Valley Animal Hospital of Merced has been serving the dogs cats exotics and pocket pets of Merced CA with top-notch veterinary care. We are proud winners of the “Favorite Veterinary Clinic” in Reader’s Choice Awards Merced Sun-Star for 3 years in a row! Our comfortable and inviting hospital boasts superb veterinarians and caring support staff that are dedicated to our patients clients and community. VAH is involved in the Merced Community and in the Animal Rescue community. We provide a Low Cost Spay/Neuter through a program administered by a local non-profit group. We are seeking a Full-Time/Part-Time Veterinarian to join our community focused practice.

Where We Are

Merced California is a growing community and one of the ‘most affordable’ places to live in California. With UC Merced nearby the community (and our clientele) are going to continue to grow over the decades. Residents and visitors to Merced County enjoy a variety of recreational activities including the historic Castle Air Museum as well as lakes reservoirs and wildlife wetlands to enjoy. And for the adventurous Yosemite National Park is only a couple of hours away.

What's In It For You

  • Work/life balance with no after hour requirements
  • Digital x-ray - standard and dental
  • Advanced soft tissue, orthopedic, and dental surgeries
  • Electrocautery
  • Ultrasound
  • Cardell monitors
  • In-house IDEXX CBC/Chem
  • Rover Rewards Loyalty Program
  • Chemotherapy


For new grads who join our team, we invest our time to ensure you get the support, time, and guidance for your first job out of vet school. Our approach to bringing new grads aboard includes:

  • Structured orientation and mentorship program, including 1-on-1 surgical training.
  • Opportunities for Zoom calls and round table discussions with other new and recent graduates.
  • New grad peer advisors for networking and support as you navigate your first DVM position.
  • Slack group discussions to connect you with experienced vets for case reviews, connection, and advice.

We provide our doctors with a superior salary, medical benefits (including health, dental and vision), 401(k), employee assistance program (EAP), CE allowance, vacation, dues, liability coverage, and so much more! The base salary for this position can range between $130,000 - $165,000+ annually for a 40-hour work week (4 tens) and will be determined based on previous experience, skill set, and practice type. Total compensation may also include a sign-on or retention bonus.    Our practice has a positive, wellbeing focused culture that we’d love to tell you about. Get the conversation started by applying today!