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SAGE Centers Overview

Concord, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
SAGE Centers offers career opportunities for extraordinary people, and our doctors and specialized staff have made this practice a national leader in specialty and emergency veterinary medicine. We emphasize compassionate care, and strive to deliver the most advanced services ... Read more

Mission: To set the highest standard of compassionate, collaborative veterinary care that improves the lives of pets and people.

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  • Get paid to learn!

    We cover eligible expenses for continuing education and coursework, and we also pay YOU when you hit major career milestones.

    Earn your RVT or VTS and we acknowledge the work with a cash bonus.

    There is so much opportunity here! Visit our Careers page and see for yourself.

  • Hiring bonuses abound! Explore our careers page for a great new position with SAGE Centers and some extra $$ for select positions -

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SAGE Centers – Why Work For Us?

Values and Philosophy

SAGE Values                   

  • Compassion
  • Service
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation

SAGE Philosophy

We believe animals are amazing.
We are here because we appreciate and love animals. We will give pets and their families the best possible care with kindness and respect.

We believe in continual learning.
Our profession is based on scientific knowledge. Our success depends upon creative problem solving, up-to-date training, and the finest skills. We are commuted to advancing veterinary medicine and improving pet care throughout the Bay Area.

We believe in collaboration.
We work in partnership with referring veterinarians and one another, knowing it is fundamental to our integrated approach and to continuity of care. All of us are responsible for maintaining the high standards and positive attitude that makes SAGE a great work place.

We believe we are part of a greater whole.
In pursuing our mission, we have both opportunities and obligation to contribute to our communities, to minimize our environmental impact, and to model sustainability.

Each year, SAGE Centers participates and gives back to a variety of community events. 

You'll find SAGE staff at outdoor park or black tie events supporting non-profit rescue organizations. You'll see SAGE Doctors taking time out to lecture and educate the public at REI stores on Wilderness First Aid for Pets. And of course, you'll see us having fun whether it's attending an A's game with referring veterinarians, or going to an employee outing to watch ice hockey with our dogs at the SAP Arena Pucks and Paws event!


SAGE also gives back to charitable causes.  Take a peak at SAGE's philanthropic efforts - SAGE Giving Back.

Since 1999, SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care has invited veterinarians, technicians, and managers to join us for a full day of learning at our annual Small Animal Symposium. 

Attendees recieve 7 RACE-approved CE credits when they attend the Symposium. See all of the sessions from our most recent Symposium held on March 18, 2018, here: 

A consistent appearance at work is important to SAGE, as well as to our clients. We provide our doctors and staff with scrubs, a name tag, and a SAGE emboidered sweatshirt, jacket, or lab coat, every year at no cost. 


Other SAGE perks include catered lunches, and contests and giveaways to receive fun items like water bottles and notebooks, iphone chargers, gift cards, and more!  

SAGE Centers Reviews

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    Current Employee - Hospital Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Hospital Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SAGE Centers full-time (Less than a year)


    Great place to work where people really care about their patients and each other. Salary increase over previous employer also made this an easier decision.


    There were not any cons of the process other than the length. I appreciated the opportunity to get all of the information from sage and the position that I did throughout the process

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SAGE Centers Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Veterinary Technician, RVT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I interviewed at SAGE Centers (Redwood City, CA) in April 2017.


    Went in at the scheduled interview time, waited 45 minutes before they could find someone to see me(the person I was supposed to see that did the phone interview wasn't there or was not available) The person interviewing me was operations manager or something-not medically oriented. He also did not know I had been waiting 45 min, and was not seemingly planning on being the interviewer. He was nice enough, but there was a lot of calls and distractions, and I watched him just go off a printed list of interview questions. I then was asked to wait while they found someone for me to shadow, received a tour of the hospital, and then assumed I would begin a working interview. I was asked to place an IV catheter which I accidentally did blow, but it happens, I was nervous. It was not a big deal in my opinion. I expected there to be other things to do-perhaps shadow a tech...but they then had me go into a room to take a 3-page medical math calculations test (which was way overboard compared to the VTNE so be very prepared) while they 'looked for something for me to do'. After finding the person and returning the test paper, she had me wait again to see what the next plan was, because there was 'nothing to do' at this 24/7 ER and specialty clinic filled with rich people...Eventually the RVT I got the tour with asked if I could I just come back a different day, they'd call me, and I could get an actual interview. Mind you I drove from Oakland to Redwood city.
    Anyway, they never called, and I received a very odd generic poorly written email saying they "unfortunately went with someone else", with no name or signature. The facility was gorgeous, the people were nice, but I was extremely disappointed and frustrated.

    Interview Questions

    • Normal stuff. Past job experience, strengths and weaknesses, etc. Later a 2-3 page medical math calculations test.   Answer Question
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SAGE Centers Awards & Accolades

  • 2015 Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2015
  • Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2011

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