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At Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Tavish Mathiasen, Hospital Manager.

Veterinarian - Grass Valley, CA

Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital

About the Role

Join our team as a FT or PT Veterinarian! Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital is a unique and well-reputed, recently renovated GP practice nestled atop a hill in the small, beautiful mining town of Grass Valley, California!


Why join us as a Veterinarian?

  • Established in the community for almost 30 years, we carry an excellent name in the community having won Best of Nevada County 3 years running!
  • We are proud to partner with several rescue organizations while offering financial resources to help when pets are in need.
  • Our passionate team is made up of 7 Doctors working in a highly collaborative and open environment with an average staffing ratio of 4:1 support staff to doctors.
  • Well established in mentorship and teaching. All of our veterinarians are converts from large animal practice and have successfully transitioned to practicing excellent small animal medicine and surgery through internal mentorship and support.
  • Traveling specialist relationships: Surgical team (2x monthly), Cardiologist (monthly), Internal medicine Specialist (PRN)
  • Latest & Greatest Technology: Ultrasound, digital X-ray, handheld digital dental X-ray, class 4 cold laser, electrocautery, ligature, specialty dental and orthopedic surgical equipment, full array of in house lab equipment
  • Our hospital culture and team are hands down AMAZING! We would describe ourselves as a close-knit team in a relaxed yet professional environment. Work/Life balance and self-care is actively encouraged. We are warm and welcoming to new team members, patients, and family. We are passionate and diligent in patient and client care. We practice respectful and mindful communication at all levels.

Where We Are

What is so wonderful about living & working in Grass Valley/ Nevada City?

  • Mountain town offers a perfect balance of culture and nature with a Victorian-era small town feel! The county’s unique combination of fresh mountain air, relaxed pace of life, and bustling cultural flair has created an exceptional quality of life. Nicknamed “The Silicon Valley of the Sierras,” the area is home to more than 50 high-tech companies.
  • Close to larger cities (1.5 hr to Sacramento 2.5 hr to San Francisco) and a short drive to Lake Tahoe and Reno
  • Lakes and rivers nearby offering plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities: numerous trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, backpacking
  • Great schools and children’s activities
  • The small-town feel is enhanced with a rich cultural life full of art galleries, music, entertainment, festivals/fairs, unique local shops, live theater, history, museums, wineries and fine dining.

What's In It For You

The emotional and physical well-being of our employees is important to us. Depending on the employee's status, benefits include medical coverage (including health, dental and vision), 401(k), employee assistance program (EAP), CE allowance, vacation, dues, liability coverage, and more! The base salary for this position can range between $120,000 - $165,000 annually for a 40-hour work week (4 tens) and will be determined based on previous experience, skill set, and practice type. Total compensation may also include a sign-on or retention bonus.


Join us and bring your unique strengths, knowledge, and personality to our fun-loving family at Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital!