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SAGE Veterinary 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.

Company Updates

  • Our new Chief Medical Officer, Wendi Rankin wants to talk to you about Veterinary openings STAT!

  • 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.

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SAGE Veterinary 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 Veterinary Centers Reviews

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  • "Hospital Operations Manager"

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

    I have been working at SAGE Veterinary 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 Veterinary Centers Photos

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SAGE Veterinary Centers Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    Business Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at SAGE Veterinary Centers (Concord, CA) in October 2013.


    I found the opening via Linked In and submitted my resume via Linked In to their external recruiter. She responded via an email that asked me to respond to seven questions, only one of which was based on my personal history. They were the kind of questions one usually gets in a phone screening, so I was pleased that I could take the time to think about the questions before answering. I carefully wrote a reply, knowing I was presenting very strong answers to the questions. I sent my reply in on a Friday morning, super-psyched about the job. At the end of the day on Monday, when I didn't get so much as an email acknowledging that she had received my responses, I called her and left a message, asking if she received my response and that I was very interested in the position.

    The recruiter called me the next day and we spent 45 minutes talking. She admited that the employer is insisting on a lengthy and onerous hiring process to make sure they find the right person, so she wanted to gauge my interest, as well as my status in my overall job search, since the process is going to take some time. She then described the most insane process I've ever heard of. She sends a standardized questionnaire created by Sage (unlike her initial questions). After I send in my response, appropriate candidates will have phone interviews with the HRD, COO, CFO, and one of the current Managers from one of the other locations. Some of the candidates will then be asked back for In-Person interviews. The two finalists will be given 3-5 Business Case Scenarios and will be asked to make a 60-75 minute PowerPoint Presentation! This will be followed by a dinner, background checks, and lastly, a possible offer.

    Interview Questions

    • The entire written standardized questionnaire was an incredible ordeal. I believe that I was working with a lazy recruiter who had me write up an assessment of me so that she wouldn't have to do any work herself. There were 17 very complex essay questions that I was lucky to complete in six days. The document was eight pages long. I would have much rather answered these questions on the fly in an interview environment, but to compose replies was agony.   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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