Healthier pets. Happier people. Better world. Our vision might sound lofty, but we believe it’s attainable when we obsess about providing complete care for our amazing pets. Our approach goes far beyond addressing our animals’ basic needs to support their physical, mental, social, and emotional needs. By being sure we take all these elements into consideration, we can help pet parents take the very best care of their pets.
Gain valuable experience in one of our state-of-the-art hospitals. Grow your skill set and explore future career paths while under direct supervision from one of our highly skilled doctors.
If you participate in our externship program, you can expect to be exposed to, or gain hands-on experience witha plethora of medical, surgical, diagnostic, and dental skills.
Vetco Total Care is committed to the development of veterinary students. As such we welcome the opportunity to participate in accredited Universities externship programs.
Potential Services (Each Hospital Varies Based on Doctor/Mentor)
Dentistry (including DDXR)
Small Animal Emergency Critical Care (limited)
Small Animal Medicine
Small Animal Surgery
Zoo/Exotic Animal Medicine (limited)
Work closely with mentor for guidance and development of hands-on veterinary experience and knowledge.
Learn all aspects of hospital environment by observing and participating in procedures with your mentor(s)
Ensure safety of pets, clients and team members by adhering to all medical standard operating protocols.
Perform only care that is outlined in a State Practice Act and only under direct supervision of a DVM &/or Licensed Veterinary Technician
All responsibilities and duties will be dependent on education level and experience.
Timely submission of all paperwork and licenses required.
Essential Job Skills:
Must love dogs, cats and people too!
Team player who thrives in supporting the team in every way
Strong observational and communication skills
Ability to maintain a respectful and professional manner at all times
Initiative: Willingness to learn and take direction
Problem solving skills: ability to identify, analyze and provide solutions
Flexibility: adaptable to changing situations
Vetco Total Care hospital located inside of a Petco pet care center.
Remember to have fun! Where else will you find four-legged companions sharing a workspace after all? Jump in and enjoy this experience—it’s a special one!
Must be enrolled in an AVMA accredited program.
Must be able to provide proof of medical and professional liability insurance
Vetco Total Care is making high-quality health and wellness care accessible to every pet. Our veterinarians and hospital staff work together as an integrated team to provide comprehensive care including wellness and sick exams, preventative care, dental care, and outpatient surgeries. Vetco Total Care full-service hospitals are in neighborhood Petco locations, giving pet parents convenient access to all the services and products they need for happier, healthier pets.
Vetco Total Care careers offer industry-leading compensation and benefits, continuing education stipends, career growth, generous discounts on products and hospital services, and work-life flexibility. All partners are welcome to bring their whole self to work every day in an inclusive, caring and positive environment.
Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are p...roud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.