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If you’re passionate about caring for animals, great at communicating with co-workers and customers, and enthusiastic about a career in veterinary medicine, we want to talk to you!

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The purpose of this position is to provide care, grooming and basic needs to patients who are being groomed, boarded. The Groomer plays an integral role in between-visit care and watching for signs of illness or various conditions.

Position Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Graduate of a recognized grooming school desirable.

On the job experience in lieu of formal training.

Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying records and equipment weighing up to 40 lbs; requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time.

Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.


The Groomer position pays _______% of the position’s production. The Groomer is financially responsible for the purchase and maintenance of all hand tools, while the practice is responsible for the purchase and maintenance of all large equipment (i.e. tables, dryers, tubs, etc.)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Observe patient appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.
  • Take charge of and handle patients; as required, restrain hard to control animals.
  • Admit pets to be groomed noting owner’s specific instructions and pick up time.
  • Perform grooming services, including clipping, hand scissoring, medicated and general cleansing, parasite control baths, pedicures, medicated dips and ear cleansing, as required for each pet.
  • Provide care for animal housed/visiting the hospital; perform work according to established methods specified in hospital procedure manual or following special instructions; report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to veterinary technicians or veterinarians.
  • Perform all general maintenance of grooming room and yard; clean cages, tubs, grooming tables, and yard at least once daily; vacuum floor; mop floor weekly; empty trash; clean clipper blades, scissors and brushes after use; perform monthly dryer and clipper maintenance.
  • Groom animals utilizing techniques which vary depending on type of hair, coat, breed and owner instructions; bathe and dry animals; perform pedicures and clean ears.
  • Recommend retail products that would aid in home grooming care of pets, as required.
  • Ability to recognize that teamwork is essential for a quality practice.
  • Willingness to stay after hours or work extra hours when needed, especially during holidays.
  • Display tact and diplomacy with staff members and clients.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in controlling and/or handling individual animal temperament. Possess ability to gain animal confidence when restraining them for grooming.
  • Knowledge of grooming practices for wide range of small animals, including hand-scissoring skills.
  • Possess above average customer service skills.
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PT or FT Veterinarian

Sierra Veterinary Hospital is Stockton, California’s leading veterinary facility, providing a lifetime of love and care for your pets. Stocked full of flavor, Stockton is strategically situated along the California Delta, here, the river flows out to the coast, cultures converge, and the world comes together. We are strategically located an hour from Yosemite, 2 hours from Tahoe, and 2 hours from San Francisco. If variety is the spice of life, this is one hot city.

We are seeking to add a PT or FT Veterinarian to our busy and well-established 2-doctor small animal hospital and boarding facility. We emphasize preventive care and take a multi-disciplined approach to animal wellness. Our clients are exceptional and have come to expect the best in medical care and customer service from the entire veterinary health care team. In 2020 and 2021 we won Best Veterinary Clinic by San Joaquin Magazine and 2020 in The Record’s Best of San Joaquin. We continually strive to improve the care and service we provide our clients and are always open to new ideas and utilizing technological advances to better our practice.

Most importantly, we have an amazing, talented and motivated staff to help you manage your cases. We utilize our Techs to their fullest potential, allowing the doctors to work on their cases, write up their files, and to get home to your loved ones at a reasonable hour. Our hospital promotes a happy and collaborative environment. Our entire team takes great pride in our professionalism and high standard of care, but we have fun too, such as staff appreciation, parties, team building, volunteering, and fundraising.

If rescue work is near and dear to your heart, we work with the Animal Protection League, Stockton Animal Shelter, and Animal Friends Connection. Sierra is also the preferred hospital for the Stockton K-9 Police unit, and Stockton Port K-9 Police unit. If you or someone you know has been looking for a great work/life balance and a positive workplace environment, then Sierra is the perfect place.


We are looking for someone who would be committed to practicing the highest standards of patient care, passionate about client education, and ready to create professional rapport with our amazing staff. The ideal candidate would be friendly, compassionate, and motivated to care for pets and people. We would welcome any other niche interests including holistic medicine! New(er) graduates are also encouraged to apply and will be considered. We can provide support, guidance & mentorship. Must be a licensed DVM (or have the ability to become licensed) in the state of California.

Compensation and Benefits

Our compensation and benefits plan is generous, competitive, and commensurate with experience. Our package includes:

  • Guaranteed base salary with production bonuses
  • Signing bonus and/or relocation assistance commensurate with experience.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with shared premiums
  • Practice-sponsored life insurance
  • 401(k) eligibility with employer match
  • Annual continuing education stipend
  • Paid time-off for personal use and to attend CE
  • In-house development programs for new graduates, experienced Associates, and Medical Directors
  • Sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with wellness initiatives
  • Paid AVMA PLIT policy coverage
  • Reimbursement of all licensure and DEA fees
  • Reimbursement of professional membership dues
  • Personal pet discounts
  • Work/life balance (Closed Weekends and many Holidays)

Job Information


Associate Veterinarian


Full Time or Part Time


Starting at $95,000





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