2017 Veterinarians
Median Pay: US$88,490
Entry Level: Doctoral or professional degree
Summary
Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.
Duties

Veterinarians typically do the following:

  • Examine animals to diagnose their health problems
  • Treat and dress wounds
  • Perform surgery on animals
  • Test for and vaccinate against diseases
  • Operate medical equipment, such as x-ray machines
  • Advise animal owners about general care, medical conditions, and treatments
  • Prescribe medication
  • Euthanize animals

Veterinarians treat the injuries and illnesses of pets and other animals with a variety of medical equipment, including surgical tools and x-ray and ultrasound machines. They provide treatment for animals that is similar to the services a physician provides to treat humans.

The following are examples of types of veterinarians:

Companion animal veterinarians treat pets and generally work in private clinics and hospitals. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 75 percent of veterinarians who work in private clinical practice treat pets. They most often care for cats and dogs, but also treat other pets, such as birds, ferrets, and rabbits. These veterinarians diagnose and provide treatment for animal health problems, consult with owners of animals about preventive healthcare, and carry out medical and surgical procedures, such as vaccinations, dental work, and setting fractures.

Equine veterinarians work with horses. In 2014, about 6 percent of private practice veterinarians diagnosed and treated horses.

Food animal veterinarians work with farm animals such as pigs, cattle, and sheep, which are raised to be food sources. In 2014, about 7 percent of private practice veterinarians treated food animals. They spend much of their time at farms and ranches treating illnesses and injuries and testing for and vaccinating against disease. They may advise owners or managers about feeding, housing, and general health practices.

Food safety and inspection veterinarians inspect and test livestock and animal products for major animal diseases, provide vaccines to treat animals, enhance animal welfare, conduct research to improve animal health, and enforce government food safety regulations. They design and administer animal and public health programs for the prevention and control of diseases transmissible among animals and between animals and people.

Research veterinarians work in laboratories, conducting clinical research on human and animal health problems. These veterinarians may perform tests on animals to identify the effects of drug therapies, or they may test new surgical techniques. They may also research how to prevent, control, and eliminate food- and animal-borne illnesses and diseases.

Some veterinarians become postsecondary teachers at colleges and universities.

Associate Veterinary

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are looking to recruit hard-working veterinarians to join our group of practices in Texas andthe greater Washington, D.C. area. Currently, we have needs in Mansfield, TX, Spring, TX andSoutheast Houston, TX. Additionally, we are in the process of adding clinics in all our locationsas well as new...
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Associate Veterinarian - Animal Hospital of Las Cruces

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Animal Hospital and Emergency Center of Las Cruces, A Pathway Vet Alliance Hospital is a growing, busy, multi-doctor hospital located in Las Cruces, NM. We have a well-equipped facility with a devoted and highly skilled staff. We have a passion for supporting an emotionally intelligent atmosphere...
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Veterinarian (Doctor)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 6327 SW 3rd St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Clinical Veterinarian - Research Institute

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewClinical Veterinarian - Animal Resource Core
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Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PRACTICE MEDICINE YOUR WAY!Join VCA and practice medicine your way! Our client base is growing at VCA Animal Hospital of Plainfield in Plainfield, IN.We are seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our small animal practice. Join an amazing team and enjoy a healthy work/life balance!At VCA, you...
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Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Very busy AAHA multi doctor hospital needs a full time associate. In house labs, Idexx equipment, digital x-ray and dental x-ray, therapeutic laser. You will get to see a wide range of cases. The practice is open 7 days a week and is a walk in practice. New grads welcome, salary negotiable. CE,...
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Veterinarian (Doctor)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 734 E. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, Michigan Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Description:Many of our friendly staff members have been with the practice for years, because they genuinely love what they do. To give our four-legged patients the personalized care they deserve, we have taken steps to achieve a higher standard of veterinary medicine. Our animal hospital is both...
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Associate Veterinarian (DVM)

Type: Part Time
Midland Animal Clinic seeks a full-time Associate Veterinarian to join our team.Midland Animal Clinic is an AAHA accredited (since 1966), full service, small animal clinic located in the Michigan Great Lakes Bay Region. We are paperless, and have a large array of diagnostic tools including digital...
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Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 1110 Hospitality Dr, Rock Hill, South Carolina Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Veterinarian (Doctor)

Type: Part Time
Location 1112 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Job Type Part-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Part Time Veterinarian - Internal Medicine

Type: Part Time
Part Time Veterinarian - Internal Medicine
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Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to join the team at our AAHA-accredited, 24-hour emergency/general practice in Tacoma, Washington. New graduates are welcome!Our progressive team provides services including emergency and critical care medicine,...
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Associate Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Merrimack Veterinary Hospital is seeking a full-time Associate Veterinarian to join our growing team in beautiful Merrimack, New Hampshire. We are a progressive practice in southern NH, passionate about fostering a culture of individual growth for all staff members. We provide a vast range of...
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Associate Veterinarian

Type: Part Time
Lee's Summit Animal Hospital North in Lee's Summit Missouri is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our team. Part-time of full-time hours available.Associates at Lee's Summit Animal Hospital North enjoy working in a welcoming, collaborative environment. There are a variety of...
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Veterinarian

Type: Part Time
SATURDAYS AND/OR SUNDAYS!Join VCA and practice medicine your way! Our client base is growing at recently renovated VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital in Berwyn, IL.Are you looking for a challenge? Do you like emergency work but not the overnight hours? We are seeking an Emergency Veterinarian to join our...
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Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital is a fast-paced, AAHA-accredited, 24-hour emergency/specialty referral/general practice in Downers Grove, Illinois.PRACTICE MEDICINE YOUR WAY!Join VCA and practice medicine your way! Our client base is growing at VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital in Downers Grove...
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Veterinarian (Doctor)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 2500 N Fairfield Rd, Dayton, Ohio Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Veterinarian (Doctor)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 401 South Mount Juliet Rd, Mount Juliet, Tennessee Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Veterinarian (Doctor)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 7730 S Cicero Ave, Burbank, Illinois Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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