Veterinary Jobs

Veterinary Job Overview

Veterinary jobs focus on the health of animals in diagnosing and treating their medical conditions. Veterinary careers can take many forms, including veterinary technician jobs, veterinarian jobs and veterinary assistant jobs. The duties of vet jobs may include:

  • Monitoring the conditions and behavior of animals
  • Feeding, grooming and exercising animals
  • Diagnosing and treating veterinary conditions
  • Assisting veterinarians in examinations and procedures
  • Administering vaccinations, medications and other prescribed treatments
  • Collecting specimens and running laboratory tests
  • Creating and maintaining patient records

Most veterinary professionals work in animal hospitals or private clinics, but some may work on farms, in research laboratories or for government entities. Veterinary workers with advanced degrees may also work in classrooms.

Veterinary Job Education Requirements

The necessary education for vet jobs will depend on the desired career. For veterinarian jobs, for example, applicants must earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree after college. All states require vets to have a license to practice, and that license requires the passing of a national exam as well as a state licensure exam in some cases.

Veterinary technologists do not need as much schooling. Veterinary technology careers typically require a bachelor's degree in the field as well as certification, licensure or registration depending on the state. Vet technicians, on the other hand, usually only need an associate's degree from an accredited veterinary technician program. They also must pass a credentialing exam in order to practice in most cases.

Veterinary Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. had 59,230 veterinarians in 2013. By 2022, that number is expected to grow by 8,400, or 12 percent, which is about average. In 2013, there were 87,870 veterinary technicians and technologists in the U.S., and that number is expected to grow by 25,000, or 30 percent, by 2022. Lastly, there were 71,800 veterinary assistant and laboratory animal caretakers in the United States in 2013. The BLS predicts that that number will grow by 7,100, or 10 percent, in the next ten years.

Veterinary Job Salary Information

Veterinarians earned an average of $96,140 in 2013. The highest-earning ten percent of vets made $149,530, while the lowest-earning ten percent made $53,270. The same year, veterinary technologists and technicians had a mean annual wage of $31,760. The highest-earning ten percent of vet techs made $44,490, and the lowest-earning ten percent made $21,270. Finally, veterinary assistants and lab animal caretakers earned an average of $25,110 in 2013. The top-earning ten percent of vet assistants made $35,680, while the lowest-earning ten percent made $17,380.

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Company Confidential Ocean Springs, MS, 39564
Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant wanted for busy veterinary specialty practice in Ocean Springs. Must work well with animals and have experience handling animals in a veterinary setting. Reception duties include answering multiple phone lines, general filing, data entry, and a multitude of computer work on a daily basis. Must be willing and able to lift 50lbs plus. Assist the technician and Docto...
Cat or animal lover needed for Veterinary Assistant or Licensed Veterinary Technician position at All About Cats Veterinary Hospital in Southwest Las Vegas. We are seeking candidates who have previous experience or training in the vet field. All About Cats is a special practice with exceptional doctors and staff who are passionate about our feline patients and dedicated to offering our patients a...
Scituate Animal Hospital is seeking a full time veterinary technician and a part time veterinary receptionist to join our team. We are a very busy, well-established, 3 doctor small animal practice in north central RI and are in the process of expanding our facility. Evening and Saturday hours are required. Experience preferred but will train the right individual. Must be able to work some even...
Northside Veterinary Clinic is seeking high-energy individuals for the following positions. Veterinary Technician Veterinary Assistant If you respect our commitment to quality medicine and the human-pet relationship, possess excellent communication & client service skills, have the ability to multi-task, thrive in a fast-pace environment and believe in the highest level of patient care we can of...
Eye Care for Animals Houston, TX
Job Description: Eye Care for Animals is seeking a Veterinary Technician or Technician Assistant to join our team in Tustin, CA. Practice hours are Monday-Friday 8-5 and Saturdays 8-4. This position requires rotation of on-call availability for after hour emergencies and rotation of Saturday hours. Our ideal candidate is someone who has a positive, upbeat attitude, likes to work hard and strives...
University Animal Clinic Jackson, MS
We are looking for a registered Veterinary Tech or unlicensed veterinary assistant for full-time employment. Animal savvy candidates can be trained in-clinic as an assistant. We value and retain our employees and currently have an average employment of over 10 years. Hourly wage will be negotiable depending on experience and education. 40 hour flexible work week and vacation/sick time annually. We...
Job DescriptionLicensed Veterinary Technician Small Animal Intensive Care and Emergency ServicePay grade 36 Position # 50206238 and 50206237Reports to: ICU Technician SupervisorRegular, Fulltime Non-weekday hours40 hours/ week, with required on-call hours, and some holiday workSalary: DOE&QGENERAL SUMMARY The Veterinary Technician in this position is responsible for working in the Intensive Care U...
We are currently seeking to hire a PT Certified Veterinary Technician to join our busy companion animal practice. Duties include but not limited to proper animal restraint for animal procedures, Venipunture and IV catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring and recovery, surgical preparation, assist in taking digital x-rays, prescription filling, client education vaccine preparation, and administer ...
Experienced Small Animal Lover! Receptionist Position for busy veterinary practice. Experience in animal clinic or animal setting preferred. Full time position with a couple Saturdays a month. Job duties include: Some animal handling and veterinary assisting, filing, scheduling appointments, filling prescriptions, answering multi telephone lines, fecal and urine setup, taking in-depth patient his...
4th Street Pet Hospital State of the art high quality practice in St. Petersburg with wonderful clients and a high rate of compliance with our treatment plans. Does your current hospital: Treat you like the professional you are? Do they let you know that much of their success is based on your hard work and skills? Do they share the profits with you (we do)? Do you get to work in all treatmen...
Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment, can handle a wide range of responsibilities, have excellent customer service and communication skills. Minimal 2 years experience as a veterinary technician or veterinary assistant. Experience as a veterinary technician include: Client education, knowledge of basic healthcare for companion pets, Intravenous catheter placement, venipuncture, and...
The Registered Veterinary Technician is responsible for the daily care of surgery patients, management, and administration of anesthetic/analgesic agents and other medications. The Registered Veterinary Technician is also responsible for the documentation of all computerized medical records and of all drugs and treatments given. Job Responsibilities: ·Provide excellent patient care in all peri-o...
Overnight emergency veterinary technicians needed! Are you an animal care professional looking for growth and opportunity? If so, then Countryside Veterinary Center is the place for you! We are a brand new full-service state-of-the-art hospital in Countryside, IL. As a busy, non-appointment 24-hour practice, we are seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented individual to join our dedicated team...
IVG MetroWest, located in Natick, MA has an immediate full-time opening in our Emergency and Intensive Care Unit for experienced veterinary technicians. IVG MetroWest opened in December 2011 and provides 24-hour emergency and specialty services including internal medicine, ophthalmology and surgery. The hospital has an open concept floor plan allowing teams work very collaboratively and provide op...
Purpose of Role: To drive accelerated growth in the Veterinary Business Pillar by achieving strategic goals through making direct calls on Veterinary Clinics and identifying opportunities which develop new business and increase points of distribution. Principal Accountabilities Achieve profitable sales growth objectives within assigned territory. Utilizing strong selling skills, develop ...
2 POSITIONS OPEN. RECEPTIONIST AND TECH NEEDED FOR BUSY ANIMAL HOSPITAL. EXPERIENCE A MUST. MUST HAVE EXCELLENT COMPUTER AND PHONE SKILLS AND BE ABLE TO MULTI TASK AND BE ORGANIZED. RECEPTIONIST DUTIES INCLUDE: GREET CLIENTS, ANSWER PHONES, SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS, ASSESS AND TRIAGE, ENTER CLIENT/PATIENT INFO IN CLINICS SOFTWARE, COLLECT PAYMENTS, MAINTAINING AND UPDATING CLIENT RECORDS, FILING....
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital (PCVRH), located in Portsmouth, NH, has an immediate full-time opening in our Internal Medicine and Emergency department for an experienced veterinary technician. Port City is a member of the InTown Veterinary Group (IVG) network of hospitals and offers services in surgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine, radiology, physical therapy and emergency medicine....
Port City Referral Hospital, located in Portsmouth, NH has a full-time opening in our Ophthalmology department for an experienced veterinary technician. Candidates will have a minimum 2-year experience, CVT preferred. Qualified candidates should be able to provide comfort, diagnostic, surgical and nursing care to all patients. Candidates will also have: · Anesthesia experience · Proficiency wit...
Service oriented Veterinary Hospital with a loyal client base is looking for an experienced Veterinary Technician. Great Northwest Animal Hospital has a fun but professional work environment and values teamwork. Our ideal candidate would not only be detailed oriented, self-motivated, able to lift at least 40lbs., and have efficient cleaning skills but would have a love for animals. This position w...
Full Time Veterinary Technician - ATTN: EXPERIENCED OR RECENT VET TECH GRADS! Middlesex Veterinary Center is a small, friendly, 2 doctor privately owned practice with a current opening for a full time Veterinary Technician. We are seeking a positive and dependable team player with a great work ethic, to be part of our team. Our office hours include some early evenings and Saturday mornings. Vet ...

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