Associate Veterinarian – up to $50,000 Signing Bonus/$10,000 Relocation Bonus

Nipomo Dog & Cat Hospital is a rapidly growing dog & cat practice. Our busy hospital is located on the beautiful Central Coast of California. Our small town of Nipomo has topped the list as one of the best weather climates in the nation. We are also home to The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, it is the largest intact coastal dune ecosystem on Earth! We are conveniently located close to Pismo & Avila Beaches, Morro Bay & Santa Ynez, with Santa Barbara only an hour away. It’s also a short drive to Downtown San Luis Obispo that offers fantastic restaurants and shopping. You and your family can enjoy the abundant local activities including hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, camping, horseback riding, ATV riding, & wine tasting!  We even have our own whale watching season. Children can benefit from a great school system & enjoy lots of outdoor spaces, parks, & recreational activities.

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

  • Signing bonus and relocation assistance, up to $60,000
  • 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


We are committed to providing quality medicine with compassion, honesty, and competence. We have an energetic & well-trained support staff along with a strong management team that works hard to maintain a safe, fun, enthusiastic, & comfortable work environment. We take pride in our professionalism & high standard of care but have fun too! We frequently have staff activities, including grilled cheese smack downs, afterwork happy hours. Our modern & well-equipped hospital includes digital radiographs, digital dental radiographs, in-house laboratory, & ultrasound. Our experienced Medical Director is also excited to provide mentorship and guidance.

To continue providing the best medicine to our community, we are seeking a FT or PT Associate DVM to join our current 2 Doctor team. The ideal candidate would be friendly, compassionate, and motivated to care for pets and people. A good sense of humor with a high level of professionalism would be optimal, along with a commitment to practicing the highest standards of patient care in general medicine & surgery. Diagnostic experience with ultrasound and good surgical skills a plus, but the freedom to pursue your niche in veterinary medicine is encouraged. New(er) graduates are welcome to apply and will be considered.

We would love to hear from you!

For more information or to submit a confidential resume, please contact Geron at

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! We’re frequently hiring for the positions described below.

To apply, send an email directly to Please identify your desired position in the email’s Subject line, tell us a little about yourself and your career goals in the email body, and include your resume (in pdf or Word format) as an attachment.