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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3 Veterinary Techs Greenbelt Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort has an immediate need for 3 full time experienced veterinary technicians at our high quality, small animal practice located in Midland, TX. We offer health insurance, paid vacation days, paid sick leave, pet care discount and allowance, FSA, etc. for our valued employees. We offer a bustling case load with the ability to let your talent...
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...
Temporary Veterinary Technician Hiring List – Veterinary Services The Chicago Zoological Society, which operates the Brookfield Zoo, is currently soliciting on-line applications from qualified and experienced animal care professionals for placement on a hiring list for temporary positions. The list will be used to select qualified candidates for temporary full-time veterinary technician positions...
Veterinary Technician I or IIRadiation OncologySmall Animal HospitalPosition # 20001200Reports to: Radiation Oncologist & Service Technician SupervisorRegular, Fulltime M-F 40 hours/ week, with required on-call hoursSalary: DOE&QPay Grade: 37Position Summary: The Radiation Oncology Technician provides radiation therapy to patients under the guidance of the Radiation Oncologist. This position invol...
Job DescriptionVeterinary TechnicianVeterinary Imaging Service (VIS)Small Animal HospitalVeterinary Technician I or IIPay Grade 38Position # 20030901Reports to: Anesthesia Technician SupervisorRegular, Fulltime M-F 40 hours/ week, with required on-call hoursSalary: DOE&QPosition Summary:Primary service technician for all out-patient advanced imaging and in-patient MRI cases seen in the Small Anima...
VetMed Animal Clinic Bloomingburg, NY
Company DescriptionVet Med Animal Clinic is a single doctor small animal practice. A busy practice that needs qualified effective staff to support the doctor.Job DescriptionVeterinary TechnicianWe are looking for a Licensed Veterinary Technician or an experienced veterinary assistant to join our team long term. We are looking for someone with preferably three years experience.About us:We are a ver...
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...
Veterinary assistant needed for a small animal clinic on the west side of Indianapolis. This position is full or part time and requires assisting our veterinarians and registered technicians in a wide variety of animal care tasks including assisting in office visits, restraining patients, conducting simple lab tests, cleaning the hospital, feeding and cleaning hospitalized animals, preparing patie...
Do you want to excel in your career as a Veterinary Technician? Are you looking to join a team where your current skills will shine while you learn and grow every day? At Wachusett Animal Hospital and Pet Retreat we offer our team members an invaluable learning experience along with many opportunities for career advancement and growth. We have just finished a major expansion; we are excited to an...
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...
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...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38104
Veterinary Technician Immediate openings. Expd Vet Tech for full time positions for day time and night time shifts. Exp reqd. Salary based on exp. and shift. Also immediate opening for a receptionist. Basic computer skills reqd. Veterinary hospital is located in Desoto Co. Fax resume to 662-393-8426. Posting provided by:...
Veterinary Technician Wanted for growing practice in Harrison City. Full time. 1 yr experience preferred. Send resume & cover letter to: *****...
We are a feline-only practice looking for experienced full-time/part-time Veterinary Technicians/Assistants who love working with clients and cats in a fast paced, growing, multi-tasking environment. We strive to offer the highest standard of medical care to our patients and the highest standard of customer service to our clients. We are looking for a candidate who has the skills, knowledge and de...
Veterinary Technician Full time Vet Tech for Boca practice. 2 years minimum experience required. Assist with surgery, dentals, etc. Benefits, insurance. $12-$16/hr. Send resume to Cole Aninimal Clinic Po Box 1624 Boca Raton, FL 33429-1624...
Company Confidential Odessa, TX, 79761
General VETERINARY TECHNICIAN TRAINEE Opportunity includes training for the right person to join a dedicated animal team. Bring Resume to: 2210 E. 8th. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!...

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