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SAGE Veterinary Centers Overview

Concord, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
SAGE Veterinary Centers is a nationally recognized veterinary specialty hospital network. Our doctors and outstanding support staff work in a unique environment that emphasizes high caliber, compassionate and ethical service to our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians ... Read more

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

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

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  • COVID-19

    SAGE's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wendi Velando Rankin on adapting to the COVID-19 world.

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SAGE Veterinary Centers – Why Work With Us?

Thank you to ALL SAGE and SAGE Community of Hospital Team Members! This page is dedicated to YOU and ALL the amazing work you are doing during these uncertain times to help improve the lives of pets and their people! 

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. Information on our 2020 Symposium can be found here:

Our 21st Annual Small Animal Symposium's registration is now open! 

This years information:




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, contests, and giveaways to receive fun items like water bottles, notebooks, iphone chargers, gift cards, and more!  

SAGE Veterinary Centers Reviews

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    "Great Place to work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician, RVT in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician, RVT in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    In 10 years, I've worked at 6 veterinary hospitals. Many have been toxic environments. Working at SAGE is a complete turn around. The medicine practiced is above and beyond. The staff truly cares about the animals and advocating for them. The pay is better than anywhere else, especially considering the doctors keep abuse to nurses/csc staff limited. No one throws things at me or calls me stupid :)


    There is some drama, but it's so minimal compared to where I've been it doesn't compare. It seems to be easy for people to call out all the time, but we normally have enough staff. This can be a very busy and stressful place, but the teams are strong. Very sick animals come here and death is a part of the job.

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SAGE Veterinary Centers Photos

SAGE Veterinary Centers photo of: SAGE Redwood City hospital lobby
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SAGE Veterinary Centers Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Veterinary Assistant for ER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SAGE Veterinary Centers (Concord, CA) in July 2019.


    Extremely friendly and welcoming interview. Scheduled as partial working interview so scrubs required. Introduced to the staff working the ER shift as well as other areas of the hospital and everyone was exceptionally friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • You'll be expected to discuss your relevant experience for the position and possibly a simple medical math quiz just to gauge your pharmaceutical skills. It's not intimidating at all though.   Answer Question
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SAGE Veterinary 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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