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Small Animal Veterinarian

Primary Location: Salinas

Steinbeck Country Small Animal Clinic is a progressive, privately owned boutique practice that provides world-class dog and cat healthcare. Our doctors and staff offer the highest quality of compassionate and individualized care for our patients, treating each beloved pet as if they are our own.

Steinbeck Country Small Animal Clinic is a cozy stand-alone building with two exam rooms located on the same property as Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinic in Salinas. The Small Animal Clinic is equipped with excellent equipment to offer a full scope of services, including diagnostics, internal medicine, surgery (routine, elective, and advanced), dentistry, wellness, and preventative care, and much more.

We are seeking an Associate Veterinarian (Full- or Part-Time) to join our team. The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude, enjoy collaboration, and possess top-notch veterinary expertise focused on improving the health, length, and quality of life of each pet.

We are a forwarding thinking practice and are open to unique opportunities for the Associate Veterinarian to work in both the Small Animal Clinic and our Equine practice, if interested.


  • Examine and treat pets, diagnosing various illnesses, diseases, and injuries

  • Treat pets by prescribing medication, cleaning and dressing wounds, and performing other medical procedures

  • Provide wellness and preventative care to pets

  • Conduct pet surgery, including spay, neuter and more

  • Conduct dental cleanings and surgery

  • Advise pet owners on proper aftercare following surgeries and medical procedures

  • Establish and communicate thorough and accurate treatment plans

  • Update pet records following each treatment and medical procedure

  • Treat animals lovingly and humanely, showing compassion and concern for patient well-being


  • Full- or part-time, Monday-Friday, 10-hour day shifts

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance

  • 401(k) with company match


  • Completed DVM required

  • Small animal veterinarian experience (1 year preferred)

  • Active California Veterinarian license

  • Excellent communication skills and a proactive approach

  • Strong emotional intelligence and team player

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Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics provides world-class equine healthcare. Our state-of-the-art hospitals, outpatient clinics and mobile services offer preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services, in addition to medicine and surgery. We continue to expand our range of services, keeping pace with technology by acquiring leading-edge equipment and expertise.

At Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics, our core values focus on consideration for our clients, colleagues, and fellow team members. We cultivate collaboration by clearly communicating with clients, caregivers, and colleagues, respecting referring veterinarians and encouraging our own team members to engage in dialogue that fosters professional growth and personal work-life balance. We are fueled by and embody compassion in every interaction with our equine patients, as well as with all the people concerned and invested in their wellbeing.

Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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