Veterinarian Jobs in La Jolla, 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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PetVet Care Centers - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Success in your role will be measured by: Working closely with our technical staff to ensure optimal patient care and client satisfaction Providing thorough and thoughtful client education Adeptly managing...
11 hours ago
GPAC - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Associate Veterinarian Requirements: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university....
18 hours ago
PetVet Care Centers - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Our amazing team of veterinarians & technical staff are happy to provide state-of-the-art care to our San Diego community....
11 hours ago
PetVet Care Centers - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Are you an enthusiastic veterinarian interested in serving a large, loyal client base with a collaborative team of veterinary professionals? Come visit San Diego Bay Animal Hospital!...
11 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
state practice act and principles of veterinary medical ethics Leverage evidence-based medicine and continue pursuit of education to deliver quality patient care Devote yourself to the culture of preventive...
Coronado Veterinary Hospital - Coronado, CA (14 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Passionate veterinarian needed for a position in privately owned hospital in Coronado, CA. Experience is preferred but we are open to exceptional new graduates....
Helen Woodward Animal Center - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (11 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Vet should be proficient in general practice including spays, neuters, soft tissue surgery and dentistry....
3 days ago
Pathway - La Mesa, CA (16 miles from La Jolla, CA)
We value colleagues who work well with others and genuinely enjoy interacting with clients and referring Veterinarians....
5 days ago
National Veterinary Associates (NVA) - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Lifetime Animal Care Center is located in a well-established community in sunny San Diego, 10 minutes from downtown and all the beaches....
5 days ago
Pathway - La Mesa, CA (16 miles from La Jolla, CA)
to add an Emergency Veterinarian at our progressive Multi-Specialty & ER Hospital....
5 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Encinitas, CA (12 miles from La Jolla, CA)
This afforded them the funds to buy new equipment, new computers, new staff and finally, a second veterinarian. In 2011, Dr....
6 days ago
San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Job Details Job Title: Veterinarian Location: San Diego, CA, West United States, USA Company: GPAC Industry Sector: Agribusiness Industry Type: Animal Health Career Type: Veterinarian/Vet Assistant...
7 days ago
Ethos Veterinary Health - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
is seeking an Emergency Veterinarian to join our 24/7 emergency and specialty hospital in San Diego, California....
7 days ago
Pathway - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
San Diego Pet Hospital is seeking a Full Time Veterinarian. Are you a veterinarian that is looking for loyal and dedicated clients, an educated and compassionate support team?...
7 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Chula Vista, CA (18 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Job Description: VCA Bonita Animal Hospital in Chula Vista, California is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to join our well-established, multi-doctor practice....
8 days ago

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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 La Jolla, CA

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


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in La Jolla, CA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (30.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (24.9%)
  • High School or GED (18.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.3%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.1%)
  • 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 La Jolla, 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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