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VCA Associate Veterinarian in Butte, Montana

Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

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Amherst Animal Hospital, an AAHA Accredited multi-doctor hospital in beautiful Butte, Montana

Come to work in Montana! Patient care is our priority and pets are our passion. VCA Amherst Animal Hospital ( is a full service, AAHA accredited practice is looking for an Associate Veterinarian that shares our passion for pets to join our team. We are located in beautiful southwest Montana between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone Park. Butte is in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. The Continental Divide is within minutes of our clinic with access to the nationally acclaimed Continental Divide Trail. We have world class mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, hiking and camping just a short drive away. We have many blue ribbon lakes, rivers and streams nearby offering some of the best fishing in the northwest. Our vibrant community has a rich and colorful history.

Why are we different from other veterinary hospitals?

  • We are AAHA-Accredited

  • We have 5 veterinarians on staff with over 90 years of experience

  • We have a large support staff for our veterinarians with 12 technicians and assistants

  • We have a large, loyal client base. Many families have been coming to us for 3 generations

  • We have been serving the pets of southwest Montana for over 30 years

  • We are dedicated to giving back to our community that supports us

  • We place an emphasis on staff education by providing an educational based environment

We are looking for an associate to join our current medical staff of four veterinarians. The doctors rotate between patient receiving and surgery. Besides routine surgeries and dental prophylaxis, we do many soft tissue surgeries and orthopedic procedures. For orthopedic cases, we utilize external fixators, bone plates, IM pins, and TPLO plating. We do endoscopy, as well as ultrasonography. After hours emergency care is provided to our clients. The doctors share the on-call duty, averaging one night of call per week and one weekend of call per month.

As a member of the VCA family, eligible 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 25% 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

  • 100% paid professional liability coverage

  • 100% paid life insurance

  • 100% paid short-term and long-term disability insurance

  • Access to a collaborative network of 6,000 doctors, including more than 600 specialists

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).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!