Vet Jobs

Vet Job Overview

Veterinary jobs involve caring for the health of animals by treating illnesses and injuries. Vet jobs include a number of careers, including veterinarian jobs and veterinary assistant jobs. The typical duties of veterinarians include:

  • Examining animals to diagnose illness and injury
  • Treating the medical conditions of animals
  • Caring for animals' wounds
  • Operating on animals
  • Prescribing veterinary medication
  • Counseling pet owners on proper care and managing conditions
  • Euthanizing animals

Most vet jobs are found in private clinics, animal hospitals and research laboratories. Some veterinarians also practice on farms, teach in academic institutions or work for the government.

Vet Job Education Requirements

The educational requirements for vet jobs vary widely by position. Veterinarians must earn a doctoral or professional degree after earning a bachelor's degree or completing a certain amount of undergraduate work. They then must take a national and sometimes a state exam in order to obtain a license.

For veterinary technologist jobs, the requisite education is less extensive. Veterinary technologists typically complete a four-year program that culminates in a bachelor's degree. Veterinary technicians, on the other hand, usually complete a two-year program that results in an associate's degree. Both vet techs and technologists usually must then pass a credentialing exam to obtain a certificate, license or registration to practice.

By contrast, veterinary assistants typically need only a high school diploma and on-the-job training. Some vet assistants may choose to obtain certification.

Vet Job Market

In 2013, there were 59,230 veterinarians in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That number is expected to grow by 12 percent in the coming decade, on par with average growth. In the same year, there were 87,870 veterinary technicians and technologists in the U.S., and that number is expected to grow 30 percent by 2022. Finally, there were 71,800 veterinary assistants in the U.S. in 2013, and that number is expected to grow by 10 percent in the next decade.

Vet Job Salary Information

The BLS reported a mean annual salary of $96,140 for veterinarians in 2013. Those in the 90th percentile for income made $149,530, while those in the 10th percentile made $53,270. The same year, veterinary assistants had a mean annual wage of $25,110. Vet assistants in the 90th percentile for income made $35,680, while those in the 10th percentile made $17,380. Finally, veterinary technologists and technicians made an average of $31,760 in 2013. Techs in the 90th percentile for income made $44,490, while those in the 10th percentile made $21,170.

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Company Confidential Boca Raton, FL, 33434
Animal hospitals located in Boca Raton and Delray Beach are seeking highly motivated, people-oriented veterinary receptionists and veterinary technicians to complement our team. Receptionists must have at least two years previous experience and have knowledge of veterinary product lines. Receptionist duties include customer service, invoicing, and answering phone calls. Technicians must have at ...
VET ASST - Assist in vet hospital with bathing, cleaning & treatment of animals. Call 772-567-4325 Posting provided by:...
Bayshore Grooming & Pet Resort is looking for reliable dog lovers to join us in caring for and grooming our four legged friends. Flexible Hours-ideal for students. Please contact us to inquire about F/T & P/T positions for: - Daycare - Dog Bather - Kennel Assistant - Receptionist Fax 813-832-3914 Email *****...
Trupanion Cleveland, OH
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Trupanion Orlando, FL
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Trupanion Fort Myers, FL
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Trupanion Green Bay, WI
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Trupanion Charlotte, NC
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Trupanion New Orleans, LA
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Trupanion Tucker, GA
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Trupanion San Antonio, TX
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Save pets’ lives, build an exclusive territory, partner with Trupanion! Are you passionate about pets? Do you have experience in the animal medical industry? Are you looking for a unique opportunity to grow as an independent business owner? Apply to be a Trupanion Territory Partner today!...
Trupanion Montpelier, VT
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Trupanion Fort Worth, TX
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Trupanion Rochester, NY
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Trupanion Denver, CO
VET TECHS AND ASSISTANTS—LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? TAKE A LOOK AT SEATTLE!! Are you a career minded veterinary technician or assistant looking for a new challenge with a great company that has fantastic potential for upward mobility? Are you self-motivated, confident and passionate about helping pets? Do you want to be able to use and expand your existing medical knowledge? Do you want to live and wo...
Trupanion Baltimore, MD
VET TECHS AND ASSISTANTS—LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? TAKE A LOOK AT SEATTLE!! Are you a career minded veterinary technician or assistant looking for a new challenge with a great company that has fantastic potential for upward mobility? Are you self-motivated, confident and passionate about helping pets? Do you want to be able to use and expand your existing medical knowledge? Do you want to live and wo...
Trupanion Miami, FL
VET TECHS AND ASSISTANTS—LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? TAKE A LOOK AT SEATTLE!! Are you a career minded veterinary technician or assistant looking for a new challenge with a great company that has fantastic potential for upward mobility? Are you self-motivated, confident and passionate about helping pets? Do you want to be able to use and expand your existing medical knowledge? Do you want to live and wo...
Trupanion Las Vegas, NV
VET TECHS AND ASSISTANTS—LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? TAKE A LOOK AT SEATTLE!! Are you a career minded veterinary technician or assistant looking for a new challenge with a great company that has fantastic potential for upward mobility? Are you self-motivated, confident and passionate about helping pets? Do you want to be able to use and expand your existing medical knowledge? Do you want to live and wo...
Trupanion Boston, MA
VET TECHS AND ASSISTANTS—LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? TAKE A LOOK AT SEATTLE!! Are you a career minded veterinary technician or assistant looking for a new challenge with a great company that has fantastic potential for upward mobility? Are you self-motivated, confident and passionate about helping pets? Do you want to be able to use and expand your existing medical knowledge? Do you want to live and wo...

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