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CareVet Sign-On Bonuses Top Out at $100,000

Veterinarians can earn at least $60,000 in most cases by going to work in select markets.

CareVet Sign-On Bonuses Top Out at $100,000

CareVet is dangling a massive payday — up to $100,000 — in front of veterinarians to fill positions in 28 locations, but the clinicians must hurry because the offer expires Oct. 31.

The sign-on bonuses require a three-year employee contract, or they can be prorated if a shorter commitment is given. The amounts vary based on “the growth potential of the hospital and the market,” a spokesperson said.

“Over 85% of open positions have a $60,000 or more bonus and 50% have a $90,000 or more bonus,” the spokesperson said.

The U.S. veterinary industry is struggling with a shortage of doctors, technicians and other team members just about everywhere.

“Attracting and retaining top talent is one of CareVet’s top priorities,” company CEO Greg Siwak said. “We understand that without outstanding team members, we can’t provide the best level of care or serve as many pets in our community.”

CareVet, which operates 80 hospitals in 27 states, has increased employee compensation in recent months. The St. Louis company enacted a $15 minimum hourly wage in April 2021, and it launched a revenue-sharing program that pays hospital team members up to $2,080 annually.

The markets where veterinarian bonuses are offered are:

  • Bella Vista, Arkansas
  • Collierville, Tennessee
  • Elmwood Park, New Jersey
  • Florissant, Missouri
  • Franklin, Ohio
  • Frisco, Texas
  • Geneva Lakes, Wisconsin
  • Hebron, Indiana
  • Independence, Missouri
  • Lansing, Kansas
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Lowell, Indiana
  • Nederland, Texas
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Pittsburgh
  • Rockford, Illinois
  • Shenandoah, Iowa
  • Augustine, Florida
  • Staten Island, New York
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Tyler, Texas
  • Walnutport, Pennsylvania
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

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