Associate Veterinarian

  • Full-time

Company Description

Animal Care Associates in the beautiful Charleston, WV is seeking a full-time or part-time veterinarian to join our well-established small animal and exotic practice.  Animal Care Associates is an AAHA-accredited hospital located in Charleston, the capital city of West Virginia.

Balance your life by enjoying what the wonderful state of West Virginia has to offer, while the local emergency clinic handles all of  the after-hour duties:

  • Hiking
  • Amazing bike trails
  • White water rafting
  • Skiing
  • Beautiful state and national parks
  • Symphony and ballet

Animal Care Associates is part of a teaching hospital program for registered veterinary technicians.  We believe in training and mentoring our technicians and doctors.   Experience with exotics is not required, just an enthusiasm to learn!

Be a part of a great team and practice the high quality of medicine our clients expect and deserve!

Job Description

We’re looking for:

  • Full time or Part time
  • Empathetic and Compassionate, Team Player with Strong Communicating Skills
  • Proficient in general medicine and surgery
  • Experience preferred but new graduates seeking mentorship are encouraged to apply!

We offer our Veterinarians:

Compensation is negotiable based on experience and includes generous benefits:

  • Medical Autonomy
  • DVM Mentor Network
  • Comprehensive Benefits (paid vacation/sick time/holidays, health, dental, vision, liability, 401K, life & supplemental insurance, employee assistance program & personal pet care discounts)
  • Paid CE Allowance & Professional Dues
  • Expense account allowance for memberships, uniforms, books



  • Doctor of Veterinary degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
  • Current DEA License or obtained upon hire
  • Active Veterinary State License 
  • USDA Accreditation or obtained upon hire

Additional Information


Company Policy Forbids Discrimination Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Marital Status, Sexual Orientation or National Origin.  

Special Working Conditions:

  • Ability to sit or stand and work at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to be confident around animals (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc. Candidate to confirm species treated with practice leadership for additional clarity.)
  • Client needs and work volume may occasionally require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position may require special working hours, including working weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
  • Must have mental capacity and processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderately high. Ear plugs will be available upon request. 
  • Job requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform required duties while working.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate other equipment as required.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hospital teammates are routinely exposed to a variety of animals that may bite, kick or scratch, and on occasion, may be exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological or zoonotic hazards and/or medication/controlled substances.