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Experienced Veterinarian - Tacoma, WA

Commencement Bay Animal Hospital

About the Role

We are wild about people that share a love for animals! Join our paw-some group of veterinary professionals as a Chief of Staff in Tacoma, WA!

Commencement Bay Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare. We are seeking an experienced, talented, & driven veterinarian to lead our team as Chief of Staff! 
At Commencement Bay Animal Hospital, our veterinary team offers a wide variety of services using progressive, modern medicine & innovative technology which include, but not limited to:

  • Medical, surgical, and dental services
  • A spacious working area
  • Large treatment area
  • In-house laboratory, digital radiography, and ultrasound
  • Behavioral & nutritional counseling
  • Orthopedic manipulations
  • Urgent & critical care
  • Mentorships for new grads

To complement our doctors, we also have experienced Licensed Support Staff, outstanding Veterinary Assistants, a strong Hospital Manager, who is also an LVT specializing in ER medicine, and a local Regional Manager, who is also an LVT, to provide additional support.


Tacoma is rich in culture, entertainment, and history - being sandwiched between urban Seattle and culturally diverse Olympia. As part of the 6th Avenue community, our clinic is in the perfect area where you will find easy access to ample local shops, restaurants, night life, and breweries. You have parks & beaches nearby as well as access to outdoor activities including water sports, hiking urban and rural trails, farmers markets, cycling, and much more. Tacoma is only one hour from the ski slopes and close to the coast. Come see why life is better here! 


Benefits include:

  • Base salary ($140k-$200k, based on experience)
  • Production bonus
  • Chief of Staff annual stipend ($12,000/year)
  • Medical benefits (including health, dental and vision),
  • 401(k)
  • Employee assistance program (EAP),
  • $2500 CE allowance per year + CE time off
  • Paid vacation, dues, liability coverage, and so much more


We will pay for relocation if needed, as well as offer a signing bonus and a retention bonus! Our practice has a positive, wellbeing-focused culture that we’d love to tell you about. Get the conversation started by applying today.


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Why You'll Love Vetcor


Join the BEST support network, with an emphasis on individuality

There is a career path for everybody and not a one size fits all approach.

  • Vetcor Team: You are joining a team of hospitals that opens the door to collaboration with a stable corporation at your back.
  • Local Practice: Join a unique practice that benefits from the larger family but thrives on their individuality. Practice medicine with full autonomy and the support of experienced DVM leaders when you need it.

Take advantage of programs designed with YOU in mind

Join a group of motivated veterinary professionals while taking advantage of employee programs, resources, and fantastic benefits. Join one of our many collaboration groups for Hospital Managers, Techs, and Vets! Plus, we love supporting growth in your teams' desired career paths. Gain access to mentorship at all levels, continuing education, wellness resources, and more!


Be the cornerstone of your pet COMMUNITY

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.


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