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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PetVet Care Centers - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services in our veterinary clinic. We provide complete care for our patients. New grads are welcome to apply!...
15 hours ago
Central Animal Hospital - Campbell, CA (18 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We also take pride in equipping our four-DVM facility with the latest technology and services including ultrasound, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, laser therapy, in-house lab, acupuncture...
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9 hours ago
Santa Cruz, CA
We want a new member to join our team at a large animal veterinarian office. We are looking for someone with good communication skills, has a positive attitude, and excellent people skills....
7 days ago
Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital - Santa Cruz, CA
Associate Veterinarian - $10,000 Signing Bonus! Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital Application Attachments: Please include your resume and up to two additional documents....
8 days ago
South Bay Animal Hospital & Pet Res - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are a very progressive small animal practice, with new, modern equipment including all-digital imaging and records, laser therapy, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy and...
8 days ago
PetVet Care Centers - Capitola, CA (12 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are an AAHA accredited hospital and the only veterinary practice in the region to offer preventive care, board-certified veterinary specialists, and emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...
9 days ago
Camden Pet Hospital - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Our doctors enjoy practicing in a facility equipped with advanced diagnostic features, including digital x-rays, an in-house lab, and therapeutic laser therapy, just to name a few....
10 days ago
VetnCare - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We're veterinarian-owned. We offer a pathway to partnership that enables our Veterinarians and technicians to have shares in their own practice....
17 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Soquel, CA (12 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Position at Dermatology for Animals in Soquel, California Dermatology for Animals is now hiring a Boarded Dermatologist or a residency trained clinician for their Soquel, CA location. Would you...
17 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Position at San Jose Animal Hospital San Jose Animal Hospital is looking for an Associate Veterinarian to join our team....
18 days ago
Central Animal Hospital - Campbell, CA (18 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We also take pride in equipping our four-DVM facility with the latest technology and services including ultrasound, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, laser therapy, in-house lab, acupuncture...
26 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Sign-on bonus available at select locations! Now Hiring in San Jose and Mountain View California!...
27 days ago
Curtner Pet Clinic & Hospital - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Our team of doctors demonstrates a passion for the field and a commitment to providing exceptional standards of medical care and client education....
27 days ago
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Campbell, CA (18 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
MedVet is seeking experienced Relief Emergency Veterinarians to join our Campbell, CA hospital....
30+ days ago
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
MedVet is seeking experienced Relief Emergency Veterinarians to join our Silicon Valley, CA hospital....
30+ 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 Santa Cruz, CA

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

$136,390

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Santa Cruz, CA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (29.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.2%)
  • High School or GED (18.9%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (7.2%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some High School (2.0%)
  • 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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