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.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 777 South Willow St, Manchester, New Hampshire Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Veterinary Technician

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Central Maui Animal Clinic is seeking a Veterinary Technician to come work with us then, live and play on Maui!We are seeking an energetic Veterinarian Technician to join our talented team. Experience is a plus but we would welcome new grads. The ideal candidate has amazing customer service and...
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Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
$62,236 - $96,978 a yearDutiesSummaryFor specific position information (duties/shift/overtime/travel) please see: April Vacancy ListThis is an open continuous announcement used to collect applications and fill vacant positions as they become available. When a request is received to fill a vacant...
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Veterinary Services Assistant

Type: Part Time
Title: Veterinary Services AssistantDepartments: Animal Medical DepartmentThis position reports to: Chief of Shelter OperationsHours: Part-time; 24 hours/weekFriday 7:00am-4:00pm, Saturday 7:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-5:00pmPurpose of Position: The Veterinary Services Assistant provides vital...
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Associate Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Animal Clinic of Rapid City/The Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Rapid City, SD is looking for an Emergency DVM for our 24 hour facilityWe are looking for a friendly, positive, outgoing veterinarian (new grad or experienced) interested in practicing aggressive high quality small animal emergency...
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DVM Intern

Type: Internship
VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists is a 24-hour emergency/critical care and specialty referral hospital in Warrensville Heights.Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North...
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Warrensville Heights, OH

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian) - Part Time

Type: Part Time
Location 7331 Gaston Ave, Dallas, Texas Job Type Part-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 20 W University Pkwy, Orem, Utah Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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DVM Intern

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionUnder policy direction of the Medical Director with support of the Intern Directors provides professional medical, nutritional, dental and surgical diagnostics andtreatment of companion animals.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Professional mannerism and appearance.Good interpersonal...
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 6572 Lake Worth Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Veterinarian - Sign-on bonus available for a limited time

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 4400 Fort Jackson Blvd, Columbia, South Carolina Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian)

Type: Part Time
Location 315 West Route 70, Marlton, New Jersey Job Type Part-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian)

Type: Part Time
Location 931 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, Texas Job Type Part-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 8100 Walton Blvd, Irving, Texas Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Licensed Veterinarian (DVM)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Seeking a third full time associate Veterinarian for our small animal practice in the beautiful Upstate of S.C. Our facility offers digital x-ray, ultrasound, and in-house laboratory. No after hours! We offer competitive salary, retirement, CE reimbursement, cover licensing fees and vacation....
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian)

Type: Part Time
Location 6204 W Park Blvd, Plano, Texas Job Type Part-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Associate Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Associate DVM needed in Tuscaloosa:Find a Home & Quality of Life in Tuscaloosa, AL. 4 Doctor Practice looking for the right Associate to join our small animal team.We are open to any experience level:Experienced DVM - Full-Time DVM must be enthusiastic, motivated, very thorough, with experience...
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Part Time Veterinarian

Type: Part Time
Location 1600 Marcus Ave, New Hyde Park, New York Job Type Part-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Veterinarian

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
VCA West Seattle Veterinary Hospital is looking for FT small animal veterinarian who wants to work in a fun, caring environment with a dedication to practicing high quality medicine and surgery.Our 4 doctor AAHA-accredited practice is growing and we are looking for a professional with good...
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Location 224 Crafton Ingram Shopping Ctr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Type Full-time regularDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
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