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Careers at Irving Pet Hospital

Who We Are

We are a progressive practice, dedicated to nurturing the human-animal bond by recognizing the integrity of every individual. That includes our employees. Our staff and veterinarians are deeply invested in helping one another and working as a team for the good of our patients. We understand that pets are family, and for that reason, empathy forms the foundation of what we do and how we treat each patient who comes through our doors.

Our Mission

At Irving Pet Hospital, our mission is to provide outstanding care for our patients in an exceptional working environment for our dedicated team. Our employees are the heart of our practice. We strive to create a welcoming and enriching environment, full of opportunities to grow, advance and learn.


The benefits package we offer our team members is generous, comprehensive, and representative of our values as a hospital. We care about our team members and want them to feel not only challenged and excited by the work they do but appreciated and supported for the people they are.

We offer numerous benefits to our employees including medical insurance, an alternative work week (4 days, 10 hours), paid time off, a 401k program, generous pet discounts, a rewarding work atmosphere, and more!

  • Medical Insurance
    • Open to employees who work at least 36 hours per week
    • Eligibility begins on the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment
    • PPO and HMO plans available
    • IPH pays for up to 60% of Kaiser Gold 0/30 plan
    • Dental, vision, and chiropractic voluntary and paid for by employee
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vested Retirement Plan
  • Holiday and Vacation Pay
  • Health Club Membership Reimbursement
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Other benefits
  • Optional alternate workweek of four, 10-hour shifts
  • Discounted pet care
  • Uniform allowance
  • Liability insurance
  • Possible extra shifts available to be paid at commission plus $500


Besides the opportunity to work with an extremely smart, fun, and dedicated staff, here are some of the benefits you can expect as a veterinarian:

  • Annual Production Expectations & Compensation In your role as an Irving Pet Hospital veterinarian, salary is based on production. We offer a base salary of $150,000 or 20% production, whichever is greater after two pay periods. We expect you to be responsible for a minimum of $750,000 gross production* per year.
  • Continuing Education for Veterinarians
  • License and Professional Membership Fee Reimbursement Program

Join our team

If this sounds like the place for you, please check our current openings. We’d love to see a cover letter highlighting why you think you’d be a good fit for our practice as well as a full updated resume or CV. Please send all questions and inquiries regarding applications and/or open positions to careers@irvingpethospital.com

Open Positions

Full-time DVM (Experienced)Learn More

Want To Practice At A Hospital You Can Be Proud Of?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed things for everyone. At Irving Pet Hospital, we are no exception–except that rather than pull back from our community, our clients, and our team, we embraced them. We altered hours, offered attentive curbside care, and enhanced communication with our patients’ families. When members of our staff felt uncomfortable coming to work due to the virus, we accommodated them and pulled together to maintain revenue so no one needed to be mandatorily furloughed.

If you’re an experienced veterinarian and that’s the kind of practice you want to be a part of, we have an opening for you. In addition to someone with a vibrant personality and strong leadership skills, we’re also looking for a professional who is:

  • Driven to provide exemplary service and care every single day
  • A good communicator who makes client education a priority
  • Skilled in medical and surgical technique
  • Able to read dental film and perform dental extractions
  • Has a minimum of two years of experience

We’re an AAHA-accredited practice that has been serving San Francisco for over 50 years and are proud of our hospital that includes a full in-house Idexx lab, ultrasound, digital radiography, and dental equipment. We offer a Pro-Sal based pay and will also provide:

  • Subsidized medical insurance
  • Alternative work week (4 days, 10 hours)
  • Paid vacations & holidays
  • Liability insurance
  • Licenses (state, DEA, VIN, SFVMA membership)
  • Vested retirement plan after qualified employment
  • Allowances for continued education, uniforms, and membership dues
  • Wellness allowance
  • Pet discounts
  • An extremely smart, fun, dedicated staff

If you’re ready to work in a place that, regardless of the challenge, is committed to community, our clients, our patients, and to each other, we want to talk with you. Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@irvingpethospital.com

Full-time DVM (Accepting New Graduates)Learn More

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to work in an environment where loyal clients have the utmost trust in their animal practice? Where you would have the opportunity to influence the community and celebrate the incredible bond between humans and animals. Most importantly, a place where you are appreciated and respected by your peers. Look no further because Irving Pet Hospital has these amazing qualities and much more!

At Irving Pet Hospital, our mission is to not only provide exceptional care for pets, but an exceptional working environment for our dedicated team. We are a locally owned, AAHA-accredited, state-of-the-art small animal practice that’s been a beloved member of this community for over 50 years. We’re seeking a full-time Associate Veterinarian to join our extended family.

About This Position

We are on the hunt for an Associate DVM or recent graduate DVM with a vibrant personality and the willingness to learn and grow. You’ll be successful in this position if you:

  • Are a strong communicator and possess good customer service skills
  • Have excellent medical and surgical technique
  • Can interpret dental film and do dental extractions
  • Have leadership skills

Our Offer

  • Competitive pro-sal-based compensation
  • Alternative work week (4 days, 10 hours)
  • Subsidized medical insurance
  • Paid vacation & holidays
  • Liability insurance
  • Licenses including state, DEA, VIN and SFVMA memberships
  • Vested retirement plan after qualified employment
  • Employee pet discount
  • CE allowance
  • Uniform allowance

If you’re ready to work in a place that, regardless of the challenge, is committed to community, our clients, our patients, and to each other, we want to talk with you. Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@irvingpethospital.com

Veterinary TechnicianLearn More

Our mission is to support and nurture the human-animal bond by providing excellence in patient and client care. Our team of veterinary professionals will embody our mission through a combination of core values. We expect our employees to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity and retain a sense of compassion and sensitivity for clients, patients, and fellow coworkers at all times. Our team asks each other for help, offers help, and accepts help, knowing we are all working towards the good of our clients and patients. In addition to possessing competent technical skills and knowledge, our employees uphold a high standard of professionalism and are able to work effectively as a team.

We have one full-time opening for a Certified Veterinary Technician or Highly Experienced Veterinary Assistant. Technicians are vital members of the medical team and at Irving Pet Hospital; your skills will be fully utilized. Primary responsibilities include providing a high standard of nursing care to patients through compliance with the attending DVM’s instructions, maintaining a clean and sterile work environment, inducing and monitoring anesthesia, assisting in surgery, performing in-house lab work, calculating dosages and administering medications, assisting during euthanasia and providing aftercare for deceased patients, ensuring the hospital is stocked appropriately, and providing excellent customer service to clients and visitors.

What we need from you

  • A minimum of 5 years of previous veterinary technician or assistant experience
  • 3 years of surgical experience
  • Strong client service skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • The ability to assist in training new employees

What we offer in exchange

  • A very competitive compensation package that includes an alternative work week (four 10-hour shifts per week)
  • Medical benefits
  • Paid time off
  • 401K program
  • Generous pet care discounts
  • A rewarding work atmosphere, and more.
  • We also host quarterly staff outings, previously including Giant’s games, House of Air, picnics in the park, and much more! We like to have fun and grow as a team!

Signing bonus to qualified applicants, along with a competitive salary and benefits. Irving Pet Hospital is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen may be required.

Interested? Great, so are we! To apply, please send us your resume and a cover letter to Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@irvingpethospital.com that answers these questions:

  • What single quality do you admire most in a supervisor?
  • What are your goals over the next 3 years?

Thanks for considering us for the next step in your career! We look forward to meeting you