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.

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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Veterinary Technician

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.Minimum/Required QualificationsGraduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program.Preferred Qualifications/Selection CriteriaProblem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology...
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UMN
Minneapolis, MN

Intern/Youth Inspector - Temporary Solutions

Type: Internship
The Veterinary Health Complex provides tertiary care for a wide variety of animal species and serves as an environment for training veterinary students, specialty training for interns and residents, and conducts clinical research. The Client Services Representatives provide customer service to VHC...
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Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer / Public Health Veterinarian (SVMO/SPHV)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryFor specific position information (duties/shift/overtime/travel) please see: June Vacancy ListThis Announcement is an open continuous announcement that is used to collect applications from applicants and fill vacant positions as they become available. When a request is received to fill...
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Associate Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Enid Pet Hospital, located in Enid, Oklahoma approximately 80 miles north of Oklahoma City, OK is looking for an Associate Veterinarian to join our team (Very Generous Sign-on/Retention Bonus and Relocation)Enid Pet Hospital is a four doctor, small animal practice established back in the sixties....
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Veterinarian (DVM)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 11501 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, Kansas Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary 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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Kitten Nursery Caregiver - Best Friends Utah (Seasonal, Part-Time)

Type: Part Time
This is a seasonal, part-time positionLocation: Salt Lake City, UtahThe Kitten Nursery Caregiver Tier 2 will work within a team setting to oversee the health, well-being, and general care of the cats and kittens at the Best Friends - Utah Kitten Nursery.Essential Duties & Responsibilities...
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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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VMC Customer Contact Center Representative

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.Minimum/Required Qualifications:High School diploma / GED and two years of medical or veterinary office experience. Must have reception experience i.e. high volume telephone and face-to-face meet and greet customer service...
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UMN
Minneapolis, MN

BRC Husbandry Technician II

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position SummaryThis position is responsible, under direct supervision, for providing care to research animals housed within the BRC. Following departmental SOP's, the technician performs weekly cage changing, provides food and water, monitors macro and micro environmental conditions, performs...
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Veterinarian (DVM)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 1417 W I-240 Service Rd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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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 (Doctor)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 1101 South Canal St, Chicago, Illinois Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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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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