Associate Veterinarians: What to Expect

Compensation and Benefits

Salary & Compensation

Associate doctors are paid:

  1. base salary and
  2. production-based salary

The base salary will vary between hospitals and experience levels. Production-based salaries are not available for new graduates.

Health Care

The doctor’s salary is increased to pay the health care premium until the company-wide plan starts on 9-1-2021.

Continuing Education

A suitable allowance will be available to offset or pay for continuing education.


After vesting, doctors can participate in a retirement plan with a 3% match.

Paid Time Off

Competitive 14-21 days of PTO per year as well as PTO for Continuing Education.

Professional Organizations

Annual dues for AVMA and NCVMA are paid by the company.


Annual NC veterinary license renewal fees and NC privilege license fees are paid. Renewal fees for DEA licensure are paid.

Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance is paid by the company.