Vacaville Animal Care Center is a full service Small Animal GP Hospital looking to grow! We provide primary care, limited emergency service, and limited referral services here. If you're looking to relocate to California, please note that the CA State Board Exam has been eliminated! California Central
Please note that we have a very wide compensation range depending on experience - a new grad will have a lower base than a DVM who has practiced for decades.
About the hospital:
Great work/life balance - NO call or after-hours responsibility
90 minutes for lunch
also 2 additional 30 min blocks (1 morning, 1 afternoon) to catch up, do call-backs, bloodwork, etc. so you can leave on time
slower pace here so you can practice a high level of medicine
Electronic records (Avimark) and up to date equipment
fantastic team - excellent culture and compliant clientele
all of the Doctors are Davis alums (not required though!)
CE support, both financially and with dedicated time away
About the hospital:
5 exam rooms
separate surgery suites, dental suite, imaging room, larger treatment area w/3 tables
separated canine/feline wards
2nd ward which will primarily be a feline ward but can double as an iso ward
breakroom, Doctor’s office
new ultrasound, digital radiography
comfort room with separate doorbell and exit, ability for drive-through window
altruistic - we work with the following:
Humane Animal Services - we offer discounted exams, treatment
Dr. Behnke works with the CA Veterinary Relief Corp - wildfire relief, pop-up shelters to treat burned cats, etc.
local SPCA for their spay/neuter clinic - they bring in patients when their DVMs aren't working or are unavailable
About Vacaville, CA:
Vacaville offers both exceptional value and affordability, located about half way between Sacramento and San Francisco. With a population 100,000, Vacaville has a small town feel to it with all the amenities one would need! Low crime rates, affordable living and high quality schools make this a great location for many to call home. The location boasts many types of recreational activities such as Lake Berryessa, which is commonly visited for fishing, water skiing, hiking as well as other adventures. Being located 1.5-2 hours from the mountains and the ocean also provides a great get away for avid skiers, hikers and beach goers. Napa Valley is not far away for anyone looking to explore wine country and with UC Davis only 25 minutes away, the area continues to grow.
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