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Working at a PPV hospital means you maintain your independence while enjoying the benefits of having sister practices close by and a stable organization at your back. The individuality of each location yields strengths and opportunities to be leveraged for the benefit of all!

What Our Employees Have to Say

"I like the fact that each hospital is able to mostly govern themselves, but has the support of multiple hospitals. It is 'corporate' without the 'corporate feel.’"

"Having the buying power and business organization provided by PPV is a huge advantage - it's stable and brings lots of benefits. Keeping individual clinic autonomy keeps the advantages of a small business practice and client relationships."

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You couldn’t have timed it better! You are on the ground floor of a growing and innovating organization. You are able to grow alongside the organization that hasn’t forgotten who contributes to its success. You can grow, you are valued, and you can help shape the future of PPV.

What Our Employees Have to Say

"Still has a small business feel, and I enjoy the flexibility it may offer in regards to opening up future growth and opportunities within the company"

"Great team and overall organization that takes care of it's members. Feels like a family run team that continues to expand while maintaining that support."

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Join your colleagues and feel the pride of being part of a network of reputable and sought-after practices. You have been empowered to leave your mark on the community, and it is a difference you can feel. Not only does your work benefit the lives of individual pets and their people, but your hard work and dedication has made you a cornerstone of your pet community.

What Our Employees Have to Say

"[We have a] massive impact. It's not just our community either, we have impacts in lots of cities, some that are far away. People know us from a lot of places. People drive from really far away to come and see us."

"It’s a fantastic family friendly organization that delivers multiple opportunities for growth and is very loved by its community. They are diverse in medicine and make/take many opportunities to help learn and grow for their clients and their families."

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Associate Veterinarian – Riverside Animal Hospital **Sign-On Bonus / Relocation Support Offered** – Kelso, WA

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Why You'll Love This Job!

Not all superheroes wear a cape, but we think our team members wear one every day! Join a passionate bunch of veterinary professionals as a Full - Time New Grad OR Experienced Veterinarian in Kelso, WA! 

**Sign-On Bonus / Relocation Support Offered**

We are a full-service small animal general medicine practice, providing comprehensive pet care to the Longview and Kelso communities.  We have proudly been serving our community since 1976. We offer a broad range of services for companion, rabbits and small animals. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suite, dental suite, and a pharmacy. 

At Riverside Animal Hospital, you will work with experienced professionals. Whether you wish to have an experienced partner in practice or need reliable mentorship there is a place for you as an Associate Veterinarian. 


    • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school
    • Open to experienced and new practitioners.
    • Active, non-restricted veterinary license in WA or ability to attain one.
    • Invested in building trusting relationships with clients, colleagues, and community.
    • Mindset and desire to grow skills and the desire to mentor staff to keep them growing and excelling.
    • Comfort or desire to grow in the surgery suite (soft tissue, spay/neuter).
    • Take pride in offering unmatched attentive care, ensuring our communication with our clients is clear and understood.
    • Strong proficiency or desire to be proficient in dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.

    Additional Information

    About Kelso, Washington: Tucked away in southwest Washington near mountains and ocean beachesclose enough to Portland’s urban lifestyle of culture, nightlife, shopping, great food trucks, and brewpubs, but just outside of the hustle and bustle and traffic. Kelso offers a great small-town community feel and is only two hours from ski slopes in (White Pass in Naches, WA, or Mt. Hood in Government Camp, OR). If skiing is not your thing, there is also access to rivers for fishing, kayaking, rafting, or day hikes within 30-minutes.  Plus, the pristine coastal beaches of WA and OR are only an hour and a half away!

    Working in the People, Pets & Vets family allows you to provide excellent care with top-quality resources while maintaining the individuality and medical autonomy that makes each practice unique. We are all about the PEOPLE that share a love for animals. We put PETS at the center of everything we do. Our VETS and the entire support team provide quality care for pets. We foster a culture of learning, respect, and compassionate care. Most importantly, we like to have FUN! Join us today and become a cornerstone of your pet community.   

    What’s in it for you?

    • Competitive Compensation Package
    • No On-Call or After-Hours Emergency Calls
    • Paid Time Off
    • Annual CE Reimbursement $1,500 + a $5,000 CE Bonus on your 5th year work anniversary
    • 401K With Annual Employer Match
    • Employer-Sponsored Health and Welfare Plans including Medical, Dental, Vision, and many more
    • Personal Liability Insurance Coverage & AVMA Membership
    • Pet Care Discount
    • Career Growth/Professional Mentorship

    People Pets & Vets is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. People Pets & Vets is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its programs, and activities.

    Job ID: 743999834867613

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