Veterinarian Jobs in Costa Mesa, CA

Diagnose, treat, and prevent health problems in animals. Veterinarians administer diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and perform surgeries for pets, livestock, and wildlife. They operate medical equipment such as X-ray and ultrasound machines precisely to produce clear and accurate results. They also interact regularly with owners and educate them on treatment plans as well as how to promote their animals’ day-to-day wellness.

Veterinarians may specialize depending on the type of animal they see. Possible areas of focus include equine care (horses), companion animals (domestic pets), and food animals (farm livestock). Alternatively, they might address health compliance (food safety and inspection veterinarians) or work in laboratories to examine human and animal health issues (research veterinarians). 

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Banfield Pet Hospital - Downey, CA (22 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Experience, Education and/or Training Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required. License in good standing with the applicable state veterinary board....
Alicia Pet Care Center - Mission Viejo, CA (14 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Surgical skills with spay, neuter, mass removals, and common soft tissue surgeries are required. Internship-trained applicants are preferred. New grads need not apply....
Pet Loss At Home Euthanasia Service Nationwide - Orange, CA (8 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
"Thank-you" for being a great veterinarian. Please email interest level and questions to: ... or call/text ......
18 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Orange, CA (8 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Banfield aspires to be a practice where as a team, we make a positive impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities, and the field of veterinary medicine....
GPAC - Long Beach, CA (22 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Job Description: Veterinarian....
3 days ago
East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic - Diamond Bar, CA (22 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Applicants are required to hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or similar degree and California Veterinary Medical License. Internship trained or minimal GP experience preferred....
BrightCare Veterinary Group - Neurology and Imaging - Mission Viejo, CA (15 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
You will have access to a full array of in-house laboratory tests, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, modern surgery rooms, hyperbaric chamber, CT scan, and MRI....
Tempus Veterinary Recruitiment - Newport Beach, CA (7 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Hospital is a newly renovated, upscale, STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY, paperless with 16 workstations, two operating rooms, ultrasound, endoscopy, laser therapy, acupuncture, hydraulic lift exam tables...
FlexVets - Orange, CA (8 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Our goal is to improve the quality of life for burned out veterinarians and support staff. Even better: Like we said, full time on average is only 30 hours per week!...
6 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Eastvale, CA (23 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
You can also copy the link below into a browser to apply through our internal career site: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Sign on bonuses and Relocation Assistance!...
7 days ago
Pathway - San Pedro, CA (21 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
are staffed by veterinarian teams often comprised of experienced and recently graduated doctors, which encourages mentorship and learning....
7 days ago
People, Pets & Vets - Tustin, CA (6 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Led by veterinarian Dr....
8 days ago
BrightCare Veterinary Group - Neurology and Imaging - Mission Viejo, CA (15 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Our emergency doctors have access to a full array of in-house laboratory tests, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, modern surgery rooms, CT scan, and MRI....
Imperial Highway Animal Clinic - Yorba Linda, CA (15 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Apply now Job Type: Full-time Experience: Veterinarian: 1 year (Preferred) License/Certification: CA Veterinarian License (Preferred)...
9 days ago
Washington Blvd Animal Hospital - Whittier, CA (22 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Our veterinarians round out our team, working collaboratively on their cases. We are one of the largest privately owned veterinary practices in southern California....

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Veterinarian Online Courses and Training Opportunities

EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?
This course is for anyone interested in learning more about Veterinary Medicine, giving a "taster" of courses covered in the first year of a veterinary degree and an idea of what it is like to...

Mentorship At Work For Veterinarians
We are all mentors in the workplace. Some are much better than others. This course will help you become a better mentor regardless of your current level of proficiency. Mentorship is an essential...

Equine Welfare and Management
This unique course was developed by veterinarians at the world-renowned University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The course will address horsemanship from a welfare...

Salary for Veterinarian Jobs in Costa Mesa, CA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinarian jobs in Costa Mesa, CA as reported by the BLS.

$133,360

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Costa Mesa, CA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (31.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (24.8%)
  • High School or GED (18.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.3%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.8%)
  • Some High School (1.9%)
  • Some College (1.8%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinarians in Costa Mesa, CA
  • None (37.8%)
  • 2-4 years (31.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (11.5%)
  • 4-6 years (11.4%)
  • 1-2 years (5.0%)
  • 8-10 years (2.8%)

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