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Industry-first support, benefits, and opportunities - because we know what it's like and what you deserve.


As a company founded by veterinarians, we understand the challenges and needs of our doctors and their teams. Our extensive nationwide network of hospitals and support offices allows you to practice medicine with the autonomy of a private practice, while also experiencing the strength and resources of a larger community. 

You’ll have unparalleled CE and learning options, mentorship and support, the equipment and tools needed to succeed, and an outstanding tech-to-doctor ratio. Our nationwide teams of skilled, bright, and caring individuals are here to help bolster your professional and personal well-being, with empathy and understanding. 
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Being a doctor is an incredibly rewarding job that can be demanding at times, and we are here for you every step of the way. We’re actively adding facilities to our network too, which means if you want a different challenge at a different pace, we can support your growth!

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center

At Pet Emergency & Specialty Center - La Mesa, a Thrive Pet Healthcare partner, we offer 24/7 emergency care for cats, dogs, pocket pets, and exotics in East County & San Diego County.

We specialize in critical care, internal medicine, oncology, and surgery.
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Our Benefits

Each of our benefit offerings are thoughtfully built around you. You’ll feel supported whether it’s through our Veterinary Incentive Program or sign-on bonus to boost your earnings, flexible workweeks to fit your lifestyle, or paid parental leave and care assistance to support your growing family.
  • Competitive pay
  • Veterinary Incentive Plan or sign-on bonus ($100k for ER)
  • Paid time off
  • Paid parental leave/purr-ental leave
  • New foster pet leave
  • Employee pet care program
  • Performance bonuses
  • 401k with match
  • Medical insurance
  • Short-and long-term disability
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness programs
  • Family planning and care assistance
  • Development
  • Veterinarian-Specific Employee Assistance Program w/ 24/7/365 support
  • Continuing education funding

Veterinarian Incentive Plan (VIP)

Our industry-first program is built to celebrate collective success and boost your earnings. At no additional cost or investment you can share in the growth and success of our company, 1/3 of the total VIP award is tenure-based, and 2/3 is rewarded by company performance. After five years within our network, you ​​​​​​​could earn $150,000 to $450,000, depending on companywide and individual production performance!
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Learning and Development



Our network of hospitals provides exceptional career mobility where you can move however is best for your career, life, and wellbeing. With 350+ locations and a wealth of programs and support, your future is wide open – whether it leads you into a new modality, specialty, location, or leadership.  

  • $3,500 annual CE stipend + 40 paid CE hours
  • Medical Excellence and Education Platform built and run by doctors down in the trenches with you
  • Doctor Mentorship programs
  • An extensive ecosystem of hospitals for both lateral, vertical and geographical career movement
  • Personal development plans
  • ThriveU - our one-stop shop for all things learning and development at Thrive Pet Healthcare, curated by both industry veterans and education experts. 
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