Veterinarian Jobs in Santa Cruz, 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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Arroyo Animal Clinic - Sunnyvale, CA (22 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are a small animal private practice located in the central Bay Area in beautiful Sunnyvale, CA. We are surrounded by rolling hills, wineries, many hiking trails, and a short drive to the ocean....
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1 day ago
Capitola Veterinary Hospital - Capitola, CA (12 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Experienced veterinarian or recent veterinarian graduate ready to provide passionate care A passion for building a trusting relationship with clients, colleagues, and community Committed to ongoing...
3 days ago
Vetco Clinics - Sunnyvale, CA (23 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
At our clinics, your focus is on preventive care! You will perform basic wellness checks, vaccinations, heartworm testing, and microchip insertion....
3 days ago
Vetco Clinics - Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
At our clinics, your focus is on preventive care! You will perform basic wellness checks, vaccinations, heartworm testing, and microchip insertion....
3 days ago
Vetco Clinics - Santa Clara, CA (22 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
At our clinics, your focus is on preventive care! You will perform basic wellness checks, vaccinations, heartworm testing, and microchip insertion....
3 days ago
Vetco Clinics - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
At our clinics, your focus is on preventive care! You will perform basic wellness checks, vaccinations, heartworm testing, and microchip insertion....
3 days ago
Multi Site Dvm Position - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Permanent Relief Veterinarian (DVM) - San Jose Multi-Site DVM Position Application Apply on Employer's Site The application opened in a new tab....
4 days ago
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (www.scanimalshelter.org) seeks a contract veterinarian to join our Team at our full-service, open-admission animal shelter....
5 days ago
Bloom Plaza Animal Hospital - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Veterinarian - Bloom Plaza Animal Hospital in San Jose, California Bloom Plaza Animal Hospital Application Attachments: Please include your resume and up to two additional documents....
6 days ago
Capitola Veterinary Hospital - Capitola, CA (12 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Experienced veterinarian or recent veterinarian graduate ready to provide passionate care A passion for building a trusting relationship with clients, colleagues, and community Committed to ongoing...
7 days ago
Arroyo Animal Clinic - Sunnyvale, CA (23 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are a small animal private practice located in the central Bay Area in beautiful Sunnyvale, CA. We are surrounded by rolling hills, wineries, many hiking trails, and a short drive to the ocean....
7 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, 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...
8 days ago
Arch Vet Services - Los Altos, CA (20 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Job Requirements Qualifications Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited program required Be licensed or able to be licensed in the state of California New Grads welcomed Highly motivated, with...
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8 days ago Arch Vet Services
Companion Animal Hospital - Santa Cruz, CA
Practice Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent Companion Animal Hospital is looking for a veterinarian to join our team!...
8 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Job Description Are you a Veterinarian who loves career flexibility and clinical diversity, and would also enjoy the stability of full-time employment with consistent salary and benefits?...
9 days ago

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Veterinarian Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

Veterinary Assistant Series

If you love animals and have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant, the Veterinary Assistant Series may be perfect for you. Taught by a practicing veterinarian and college...


First Aid for Pets
This course is run by our veterinarian, Dr Katherine, and will equip pet owners with the basic knowledge they need to help their pets in emergencies. It includes a series of explanatory videos,...

Salary for Veterinarian Jobs in Santa Cruz, CA

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

$136,390

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Santa Cruz, CA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (30.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.2%)
  • High School or GED (18.6%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.4%)
  • Vocational 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 Santa Cruz, 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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