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.

Turtle Team Veterinary Intern

Type: Internship
The primary purpose of this position is to receive training as a wildlife veterinarian focused on reptile and amphibian clinical cases, the vast majority of these being wild North Carolina turtles. The successful candidate will be mentored by various faculty, most of them specialists, and have the...
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Veterinary Intern

Type: Internship
San Diego Humane Society is recruiting Veterinary Interns for our 2018-2019 Shelter Medicine Internship!SHELTER MEDICINE INTERNSHIPOur diverse internship program offers rotations between our three different campuses (San Diego, Oceanside, and Escondido), community outreach, and work with PAWS and...
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Analytical Chemist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
VMDL Analytical Chemist PositionThe Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL), Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri is seeking a qualified candidate for an analytical chemist to supervise and manage the Chemistry-Toxicology Analytical...
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Turtle Team Veterinary Intern

Type: Internship
The primary purpose of this position is to receive training as a wildlife veterinarian focused on reptile and amphibian clinical cases, the vast majority of these being wild North Carolina turtles. The successful candidate will be mentored by various faculty, most of them specialists, and have the...
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Office Administrator

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job DutiesGreeting clients & guests, make boarding/grooming/daycare appointments/reservationsAnswering telephones and answering questions on services and productsAccepting payments either by cash, check or credit cardCalling veterinarians to check on a guest's vaccination & medical...
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Lexington, KY

Veterinarian (Doctor)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 4730 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, California
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Associate Veterinarian (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Type: Part Time
Location 2150 Paxton Dr SW, Lilburn, Georgia
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Attending Veterinarian

Type: Part Time
Attending Veterinarian**This will be a part-time position.**Description:SummaryThe Attending Veterinarian serves as the consulting Veterinarian to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and as such will establish, maintain, and supervise...
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Associate Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
$75,000 - $115,000 a yearIf you are passionate about serving the community with comprehensive care and growing as a Veterinarian we'd love to have you on our team.Noah's Ark Animal Clinics is a growing, fast paced, primarily walk in, progressive small animal practice looking to grow our...
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Associate Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
$75,000 - $115,000 a yearIf you are passionate about serving the community with comprehensive care and growing as a Veterinarian we'd love to have you on our team.Noah's Ark Animal Clinics is a growing, fast paced, primarily walk in, progressive small animal practice looking to grow our...
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Associate Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
$75,000 - $115,000 a yearIf you are passionate about serving the community with comprehensive care and growing as a Veterinarian we'd love to have you on our team.Noah's Ark Animal Clinics is a growing, fast paced, primarily walk in, progressive small animal practice looking to grow our...
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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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Associate Veterinarian: Animal Emergency Hospital

Type: Part Time
DescriptionAnimal Emergency Hospital is Seeking talented and highly motivated Associate Veterinarians to join our AHAA accredited 24-hour Emergency Hospital in Burton, Michigan. Our hospital is desiring to add a full-time Associate for our Monday through Friday day shift and one to two full-time...
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Burton, MI

Technician Assistant - Animal Clinic Del Rancho

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Animal Clinic Del Rancho is seeking a smiling, hard-working Technician Assistant to join their AMAZING team!This is a full-time position and candidate needs to be available Monday through Saturday. One year experience in veterinary field required or recent graduate with Veterinary Assistant...
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Traveling Relief Veterinarians: Nationwide

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Key Responsibilities:Ability to travel nationwideAdapt to different practicesWork with dogs, cats, small mammalsGive personal attention to each pet and familyQualifications and Requirements:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited universityState Veterinary...
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Traveling Relief Veterinarians: Nationwide

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Key Responsibilities:Ability to travel nationwideAdapt to different practicesWork with dogs, cats, small mammalsGive personal attention to each pet and familyQualifications and Requirements:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited universityState Veterinary...
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Traveling Relief Veterinarians: Nationwide

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Key Responsibilities:Ability to travel nationwideAdapt to different practicesWork with dogs, cats, small mammalsGive personal attention to each pet and familyQualifications and Requirements:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited universityState Veterinary...
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Traveling Relief Veterinarians: Nationwide

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Key Responsibilities:Ability to travel nationwideAdapt to different practicesWork with dogs, cats, small mammalsGive personal attention to each pet and familyQualifications and Requirements:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited universityState Veterinary...
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Traveling Relief Veterinarians: Nationwide

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Key Responsibilities:Ability to travel nationwideAdapt to different practicesWork with dogs, cats, small mammalsGive personal attention to each pet and familyQualifications and Requirements:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited universityState Veterinary...
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Traveling Relief Veterinarians: Nationwide

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Key Responsibilities:Ability to travel nationwideAdapt to different practicesWork with dogs, cats, small mammalsGive personal attention to each pet and familyQualifications and Requirements:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited universityState Veterinary...
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