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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Receptionists- will perform a full range of client related duties including: Appointment scheduling, Client Communications/Client Education, Checking In/Out of patients and handling of payments, Answering and directing phone calls. Applicant must have compassion for all animal. Applicant must be friendly and professional with a positive attitude and be able to work well in a team environment. App...
Veterinary Receptionist must have experience in a veterinary hospital and be familiar with veterinary products Compassion for animals and people is necessary Must be Professional, Dependable, Honest, and Computer literate Veterinary Technician-Experience Required...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency This announcement is being used to recruit qualified individuals, under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Direct Hire Authority, authorized by 5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3304 and 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 337, Subpart B. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Dire...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency This announcement is being used to recruit qualified individuals, under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Direct Hire Authority, authorized by 5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3304 and 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 337, Subpart B. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Dire...
Sanofi Duluth, GA
Location: Duluth, GA Job Category: Medical Jobs Requisition Number: 70086523-51168 Senior Veterinary Technician - Veterinary Technical Services-70086523-51168 Description Provide technical information on all Merial products in an inbound call center environment. Provide superior service to all customers by providing accurate information in a fast and friendly manner. Document all calls using ...
Enjoy a rewarding career helping pets and their owners provide the very best veterinary care! Veterinary Receptionists and Veterinary Technicians are an integral part of the client's and patient's experience. We are recruiting motivated, insightful, and compassionate individuals with Customer Service or Veterinary experience who are committed to helping us maintain our high standards of care. Prio...
Veterinary Technician We 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 very busy small animal hospital in Covington, GA. We have a strong, established patient base, and provide compassionate quality care to all our patients. We are an, exp...
Sanofi-Aventis Duluth, GA
Description Provide technical information on all Merial products in an inbound call center environment. Provide superior service to all customers by providing accurate information in a fast and friendly manner. Document all calls using the case management software; classify and document all reportable events according to Federal regulation. Implement product satisfaction guarantees and programs. ...
Eye Care for Animals Houston, TX
Job Description: Eye Care for Animals is seeking a Veterinary Technician to join our team in Austin, TX. Practice hours are Monday-Friday 9-5. This position requires rotation of on-call availability for after hour emergencies and rotation of front desk duties. Our ideal candidate is someone who likes to work hard and strives to provide excellent customer service. Other qualifications include: •...
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...
University of Tenessee Knoxville, TN, 37902
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...
Provide technical information on all Merial products in an inbound call center environment. Provide superior service to all customers by providing accurate information in a fast and friendly manner. Document all calls using the case management software; classify and document all reportable events according to Federal regulation. Implement product satisfaction guarantees and programs. Provide feedb...
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...
Veterinary Technician We are looking for an experienced, upbeat, motivated veterinary assistant who enjoys working with animals in a feline, canine, and exotic animal practice. Applicant should have experience with and a proficient working knowledge of: Hospital and office procedures and standards Animal handling and restraint Preventive care protocols Surgical preparation and assistance La...
Veterinary Receptionist Seeking to hire a motivated, P/T to F/T veterinary receptionist for a busy office in Palm Harbor. Be ready for a fast-paced environment. Experience preferred. Pay DOE. 727-784-0558 for questions. Part time to Full time veterinary receptionist needed We are currently looking for a part time receptionist to eventually move up to full time. This person should have experienc...
Company Confidential Natick, MA, 01760
We are a busy feline-only boarding facility looking for a part-time vet technician. The animal caregiver must be energetic, patient, compassionate and caring. The position requires strong knowledge of cats and their common illnesses and behaviors, as well as good decision-making skills and ability to prioritize. In addition to feeding guests and documenting their intake and output, the caregiver ...
The Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Healing Animals. Helping Humans. Transforming Global Health. If you enjoy working in a collaborative team environment with like-minded professionals who thrive on providing exceptional patient care, learning through clinical experience the most advanced life-saving techniques and procedures an...
Company Confidential West Palm Beach, FL, 33406
Veterinary Receptionist 2-5 yrs exp, Specialty Hospital seeking professional individual for front desk.Veterinary experience required.2 offices in WPB and Deerfield. Salary based on experience and benefits available. Fax resume to 561-967-9490 561-967-5966 , 561-967-9490 Veterinary Specialty Hospital seeking a professional individual for our front desk.Very busy practice with multiple phone lines ...
Be part of one of the most unique animal hospitals in Western North Carolina! Here at Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital we are open 24/7/365 and offer both primary and emergency/critical care for companion animals and because of that, we are able to give a continuity of care that is unique to this area. We are always there when your pet needs us most! We currently have positions open for ...
VETERINARY TECH - F/T & RECEPTIONIST - F/T Gulf Gate Animal Hospital. Apply within: 2031 Bispham Rd. Sarasota. www.sarasotavet.com...

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Veterinary Assistant

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $29,120.00
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
31.4%
Bachelor's
27.9%
Associates
14%
High School
12.8%
Certification
10.5%
Vocational
2.3%
(86 Respondents)
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