Veterinarian – Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital

The world has changed, so we’ve reimagined what it looks like to be a practicing veterinarian.

Ever want to work with a team where your quality of life really matters? Where your employers advocate human wellness just as much as the wellness of the animal patients? Where work feels like a family, because that is what is important to the team? If so, consider applying with us.

At Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital, you'll have a wonderful AAHA-accredited, Cat Friendly Certified, and a Fear Free certified team beside you supporting your veterinary passions! We have highly skilled LVTs and assistants that are ready to help you perform fluidly! We strive to provide the best in internal medicine, dentistry, surgery, and preventative care for your pets. Every Pet. Every Person. Every Time.

Why Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital?

  • Our Location: We are located on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, situated amidst the ongoing activities of Port Townsend and the nurturing aspects of nature in our temperate climate. This is a unique area with early Native American roots and Victorian architecture along with a long maritime history. Whether you like exploring outdoors with hiking and kayaking, historic landmarks, downtown hangouts, or being surrounded by farms offering organic and local food, Port Townsend has much to offer. With our unique placement we are only two hours from Seattle, an easy ferry ride to the San Juan Islands or Canada, along with accessibility to the Olympic National Park for day and overnight hiking and exploring.
  • Our Care: We are an AAHA-accredited hospital, well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. We have the capacity to offer services to avian and exotic patients and have clients interested in and committed to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. We believe in giving pets the longest, healthiest life with those who love them by providing excellent, comprehensive, medical/client care to promote and support the human-animal bond.
  • Our Mentoring: We offer a comprehensive mentoring program for newly licensed veterinarians to help them be prepared for a variety of situations while giving them the safety to practice their newly learned skills. The program is designed and tailored to the needs of each individual. We have a great team of kind and supportive DVMs and staff who are willing to pass on wisdom to a great new generation!
  • Our Staff: We are fortunate to have a staff committed to our belief of Every Pet. Every Person. Every Time. leading to low turnover and one that continues to grow their skills. We believe and practice Nonviolent Communication to allow non-judgemental listening and build self-empowerment from the inside out.  Maintaining a positive culture and open communication is widely valued.
  • Our Schedule: Our hospitals offer clinic hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. The schedule consists of 30 minute appointment times and a 90 minutes midday break for lunch and to catch up on needed procedures, if needed. We utilize the services of local emergency services for overnight concerns and emergencies to eliminate the need for on-call duties for DVMs.  We offer full time (4 days) or part time with or without surgical responsibilities. There are always other DVMs on the floor and available to help and discuss urgent cases and generally collaborate. WE offer vacation time flexibility with many associates enjoying 4 or more weeks a year.
  • Our Compensation: We offer a flexible pay package (salary, Pro-Sal, or production) with a competitive wage, signing bonus and comprehensive benefits.

All our Benefits are rooted in ownership, growth, and well-being:

  • Veterinary Stock Ownership Plan (VSOP®)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Pet Health Discounts
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Health savings account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Referral program


VSOP® is an innovative way to have ownership in your hospital. It will provide you with the tools to grow both financially and professionally, without upfront monetary investment. As the hospital grows from your hard work and dedication, so will the value of your VSOP®. 


We are part of an innovative network of hospitals that are owned and operated by the veterinarians working in each hospital. Suveto is not corporate ownership, nor private practice, but enjoys the best parts and benefits of both.


  • Primary care veterinary medicine for dogs and cats through all stages of life.
  • Wound care
  • Chronic disease management
  • General surgery, DVM dependent
  • General dentistry, DVM dependent
  • Collaborative participation as part of the medical team with clear and respectful communication with colleagues and team members
  • Excellent client communication skills with the ability to explain medical terms and conditions using simple language
  • Ongoing professional development


  • Range of $100,000 – $140,000+
  • $25,000 signing bonus for full time
  • Flexible pay package


  • DVM or equivalent


  • Washington License to practice Veterinary medicine (Required)

Work Location: Two locations


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