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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Veterinarian $75K sign-on bonus

  • Pathway Vet Alliance
  • Lemon Grove, CA
  • 21 hours ago

Position at San Diego Pet Hospital San Diego Pet Hospital is seeking a Full Time Veterinarian....

Associate Veterinarian Role

  • Prospect Health
  • El Cajon, CA
  • 4 hours ago

Key Duties Full-Time Veterinary Care High Quality Small and Senior Animal Medicine - comprehensive wellness and preventive care Surgery including spays/neuters and more Dentistry Diagnostics Internal...


  • National Veterinary Associates
  • Poway, CA
  • 1 day ago

ABOUT THE HOSPITAL: Modern, free-standing well-equipped facility Large Treatment Room with dedicated dental station ICU Complete Idexx in-house laboratory Whole-body digital radiography Brand new high...

Seeking Full Time or Part Time DVM in San Diego

  • Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital
  • San Diego, CA
  • 22 hours ago

A minimum of 2 years of professional Veterinary experience preferred, but we are open to new Veterinarian graduates....

Associate Veterinarian Role

  • Prospect Health
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • 5 hours ago

Key Duties Full-Time Veterinary Care High Quality Small and Senior Animal Medicine - comprehensive wellness and preventive care Surgery including spays/neuters and more Dentistry Diagnostics Internal...

Er Veterinarian

  • Pathway Vet Alliance
  • San Diego, CA
  • 4 hours ago

The Pet Emergency & Specialty Center in San Diego is looking to add an Emergency Veterinarian at our progressive Multi-Specialty & ER Hospital. Th...

Overview 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!...

Veterinarian at Carlsbad Animal Hospital in Carlsbad, California

  • PetVet Care Centers
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • 3 days ago

Overview Carlsbad Animal Hospital located in beautiful Carlsbad, CA, is currently seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our outstanding team!...

Emergency Veterinarian

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • 4 days ago

Focused on excellence in service and communication for our referring veterinarians....

Our philosophy promotes excellence in medicine and service to our clients and referring veterinarians....

Who we are: We are a 24/7 Multi-Specialty & ER Hospital that offers services in Dermatology,, Internal Medicine, Surgery, ER/Critical Care, Oncology, Exotics and Ophthalmology....

Emergency Veterinarian Significant Sign On Bonus

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • La Mesa, CA
  • 4 days ago

Focused on excellence in service and communication for our referring veterinarians....


  • GPAC
  • San Diego, CA
  • 5 days ago

Veterinarian I am seeking a full time Veterinarian for a full-service small animal practice....

Associate Veterinarian - Chula Vista, CA

  • VCA Animal Hospitals
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • 8 days ago

We are well equipped with a surgical suite, dedicated dental suite, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, and ultrasound. We are looking for a full-time associate veterinarian....

Associate Veterinarian

  • San Diego, CA
  • 8 days ago

Associate Veterinarian Requirements: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university....

Demographic Data for La Jolla, CA

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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 study...

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

Estimated salary range based on data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and iHireVeterinary research efforts.

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies in your area for Veterinarian positions

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  • PetSmart
  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • University of California San Diego
  • Colony Veterinary Clinic
  • Pfizer
  • Rover
  • University of California - San Diego

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 (31.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.0%)
  • High School or GED (17.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.2%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some High School (1.8%)
  • Some College (1.7%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinarians in La Jolla, CA
  • 1-2 years (25.8%)
  • None (19.4%)
  • 4-6 years (16.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (10.0%)
  • 2-4 years (9.5%)
  • 10+ years (8.2%)
  • 6-8 years (7.1%)
  • 8-10 years (3.4%)

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