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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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 target...
Do you have a passion for what you do in education? Do you enjoy mentoring others and coaching people to be successful in your career? Have you considered being an instructor? Apply today! VETERINARIAN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM DIRECTOR (FULL-TIME) Faculty Qualifications: Licensed RVT. Associate degree and 2 years teaching experience and/or 2-3 years work experience. Job Code: VTPD/M Application Dead...
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Veterinarian Experienced Tech/Recep Needed Immediately. Minimum 2 years experience. Email resume to ***** Posting provided by:...
RESPONSIBILITIES: · Providing nutritional case consultations for veterinary clinics · Outreach to veterinary colleges and veterinary technician schools, and education for the veterinary community are major facets of each veterinarian's duties. · Development of marketing materials that are focused, clear, and effective at increasing awareness and understanding of the Royal Canin diet line. · As...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Associate Veterinarian Helena, MT Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Associate Veterinarian Helena, MT Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are an Associate Veterinarian with experience, please read on! We are a growing mixed animal practice looking for a full-time associa...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Veterinary Technician - Certified Norwalk, CT Full-Time $30,000 - $70,000 Apply Apply Veterinary Technician - Certified Norwalk, CT Full-Time $30,000 - $70,000 Apply Job Details Our Specialty Veterinary Clinic with a growing referral practice is looking for a full -time Veterinary Technician (Li...
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...
About Us RL Health Pharmacy is a registered pharmacy in the State of New York. We sell OTC items for both Humans and Pets. Our Pharmacist dispense medications to Patients with a prescription to both Humans and Pets. We are currently seeking a Veterinarian willing to come to the store once a month or once a week for 4 hours to do consultions for our pet lovers. Job Responsibilities Consultation ...
Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, in Powell, OH, is seeking a full-time associate. Our 4-doctor veterinary hospital was established in 1983 and we are well known for our high quality medicine and surgical procedures. We are fully equipped with digital radiography, dental radiography, and both rigid and flexible endoscopy equipment. The doctors are well supported by a well-trained team of registere...
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!!...
SoBran, Inc. is seeking a Veterinarian for Proposed Efforts in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this veterinarian position are in support of a Government Institution in the Pittsburgh area. This position will provide clinical, research and regulatory support for animals on approved animal study protocols. Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), America...
Clinical Veterinarian University of Southern California The University of Southern California, Department of Animal Resources, is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, organized, and knowledgeable individual for a position of Clinical Veterinarian. The Department of Animal Resources takes pride in providing optimal animal care for all animals housed at the university for the purposes of biomedi...
Associate Veterinarian Posting Information: Full Time, Salaried Starting salary 55,000/year Resumes will be accepted until finalist candidate is identified Position Summary: Under the direction of the Medical Sciences Director (Senior Veterinarian), the Associate Veterinarian is responsible for implementing and maintaining the minimum standards of veterinary care as required by the Animal Wel...
VCA Mountain View Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced, P/T or F/T Associate Veterinarian to join our well-established, 2-doctor small animal practice in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. 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 you’ll build a lo...
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC), seeks a highly motivated, professional laboratory animal veterinarian to work with the current veterinary staff and the Executive Director. The CLAMC manages and operates all of the animal care and use facilities at UTHealth and provides investigator training and support for...
Banfield, The Pet Hospital Antioch, CA
Description Associate Veterinarian Summary of Job Purpose and Function The primary purpose and function of the Associate Doctor is to ensure the highest quality of veterinary care and client education. The Associate Doctor mentors an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocates for Pets, educates clients on all aspects of Pet health, ensures a safe and effective hospital environm...
Banfield, The Pet Hospital Arvada, CO
Description Associate Veterinarian - Charter Hospital Summary of Job Purpose and Function The primary purpose and function of the Associate Doctor is to ensure the highest quality of veterinary care and client education. The Associate Doctor mentors an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocates for Pets, educates clients on all aspects of Pet health, ensures a safe and effectiv...
Banfield, The Pet Hospital Secaucus, NJ
Description Associate Veterinarian Summary of Job Purpose and Function The primary purpose and function of the Associate Doctor is to ensure the highest quality of veterinary care and client education. The Associate Doctor mentors an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocates for Pets, educates clients on all aspects of Pet health, ensures a safe and effective hospital environm...
Banfield, The Pet Hospital Whitehall, PA
Description Associate Veterinarian Summary of Job Purpose and Function The primary purpose and function of the Associate Doctor is to ensure the highest quality of veterinary care and client education. The Associate Doctor mentors an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocates for Pets, educates clients on all aspects of Pet health, ensures a safe and effective hospital environm...

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Veterinarian

Salaries

$40,000.00 - $107,120.00
Typical Salary for Veterinarian
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Education / Training

Doctorate
48.5%
Professional
36.4%
Bachelor's
6.1%
Some High School Coursework
3%
Some College Coursework Completed
3%
Master's
3%
(33 Respondents)
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