Veterinarian Jobs

Veterinarian Job Overview

Veterinarian jobs involve caring for animals' health and making efforts to better public health. This career has a number of potential specialties, including companion animal, equine, food safety and inspection, research and food animal vets. The duties of veterinarian jobs typically include:

  • Examining pets, livestock, horses and other animals for diseases and injuries
  • Treating and diagnosing animal illnesses and injuries
  • Testing for and vaccinating against diseases
  • Running medical machinery, such as X-ray machines
  • Prescribing animal medications
  • Performing veterinary surgery
  • Instructing pet owners on how to care for animals and manage their conditions

Veterinarians usually work in private practices and animal hospitals, but they may also work in academia, laboratories or for government agencies. Approximately 18 percent of vets are self-employed according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Related careers include veterinary technician jobs and veterinary assistant jobs.

Veterinarian Job Education Requirements

Veterinarians must earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited veterinary college and obtain a license in the state in which they intend to practice. While a bachelor's degree is not required by veterinary colleges, most applicants have one. Veterinary medicine programs usually take four years to finish and involve classroom, clinical and lab training.

Specific licensing requirements vary by state, but all 50 states require veterinarians to have a DVM from an accredited program and pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination. Many states also require vets to pass a state licensing exam that tests knowledge of state laws and regulations.

Veterinarian Job Market

According to the BLS, there were 59,230 veterinarian jobs in the U.S. in 2013. By 2022, that number will grow by 8,400, or 12 percent, which is about as fast as the national average. On the one hand, the increasing pet population and sophistication of veterinary technology will drive growth in the sector. Veterinary medicine has made significant strides recently and is rapidly becoming more comparably to human medicine. On the other hand, the veterinary services industry as a whole is experiencing slowing growth, which will make demand for vets lower than in the past.

Veterinarian Job Salary Information

The BLS reported an average salary of $96,140 for veterinary doctors in 2013. Vets in the 90th percentile for earnings made $149,530, while vets in the 10th percentile made $53,270. Vets who work in the scientific research and development services industry had the highest average salary, making $134,230, while those who work in colleges, universities and professional schools had the lowest average salary, making $77,980.

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Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow. Our...
This is a 6 month full time contract position, with opportunity for contract extension and/or permanent conversion based on individual performance and/or departmental needs. Duties The company's animal care and use program provides high quality animal models in support of pipeline development. The animal care and use program comprises of all activities conducted by and that have a direct impact ...
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Company Information Great Plains SPCA is the most comprehensive non-profit animal welfare agency in the Kansas City area with bi-state campuses. Great Plains SPCA plays a leading role in our community to reduce pet overpopulation and keep pets and their owners together, both of which reduce community shelter intakes and euthanasia statistics. Great Plains SPCA is unique as the only agency targeti...
Job Description: Responsible for clinical care and disease surveillance of bulls in residence at ST Navasota. Assist in the documentation and qualification of semen from ST bulls for international sales. Assist in the documentation and qualification of semen and embryos for international sales. Responsible for the health maintenance and husbandry of bulls and calves. Provides organization of ...
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital Akron, Ohio Emergency Clinician Modern twenty thousand square foot facility. Opportunity to work with specialist’s in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, oncology, cardiology, radiology, ophthalmology, neurology, and avian/exotic medicine. No overnight shifts. Flexible schedule. Generous blocks of time off. Residents in cardiology, surgery, internal med...
Kelly Services has an Immediate Opening in one of the fastest growing careers in the Veterinarian field. Kelly Services needs your experience to staff a well known local Technical College with a Veterinarian Program Director. You will direct, manage and provide the Instructors with guidance and support within the Vet-Tech Program. Requirements This position requires a Doctor in Veterinary Medi...
Veterinarian (Manteca, CA) CA Licensed. Central Valley Vet, Inc. Email: ***** This listing brought to you by ValleyJobFinder.com....
We are offering an excellent opportunity to work in a warm, friendly, busy, full-service, AAHA Certified hospital. Our 5-doctor team works with a highly leveraged, well-trained technical staff to support our doctors in their daily work. Along with a generous starting salary and benefit package, you will enjoy a modern facility with the newest equipment including electronic medical records, DR x-ra...
VETERINARIAN needed for privately owned no-kill animal shelter. 200+ animals. No surgeries or dentals on site. Mostly diagnostics and exams. Idexx equip- ment on site. Internal Medicine experience a big plus! ROSIE MARIE'S ANIMAL HAVEN 985-448-2020...
Veterinarian - FT or PT for nonprofit spay/neuter clinic. Very comp salary & benefits. Email critterswolitters @gmail.com...
Brown Animal Hospital is looking for a Veterinarian Assistant / Receptionist position. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Must be 18 or older & able to lift 40 lbs. Full or part time. Please bring resume in Feb. 2, 3, & 4. No phone calls please. Brown Animal Hospital 1715 W. Chanute Rd., Peoria...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Veterinarian Alphaetta, GA Full-Time $110,000 - $140,000 Apply Apply Veterinarian Alphaetta, GA Full-Time $110,000 - $140,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Veterinarian Cardiologist please read on! Do you not only love working in a small animal practice, but also value the opportunity to help ...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Veterinarian Alphaetta, GA Full-Time $110,000 - $140,000 Apply Apply Veterinarian Alphaetta, GA Full-Time $110,000 - $140,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Veterinarian Oncologist please read on! Do you not only love working in a small animal practice, but also value the opportunity to help us...
Happy Valley Veterinary Hospital is looking for our soulmate! Associate position available, full or part time. Must love surgery! Newer facility with state of the art equipment. We operate 7 days a week so you must love what you do! See our website www.happyvalleyvet.org for hospital info. All the perks and bonuses too :) We look forward to hearing from you soon!!...
VCA Animal Care Hospital is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to join our well-established, AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor practice in Richfield, Minnesota—located just outside of Minneapolis. In this position you’ll drive our success as you drive your own—by using your superior medical judgment combined with a high level of empathy, confidence and humility to heal pets. Along the way ...
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a $2.3 Billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, Ideal Balance and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary prof...
Under minimal supervision provides daily veterinary health care to a variety of animal species. Demonstrated ability to diagnose and treat common medical conditions in a variety of animal species. May be required to utilize or adapt new methods of procedure, necessitating considerable originality and ingenuity. May directly manage activities of other technicians assigned to project(s) and have pri...

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