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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Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital - Santa Cruz, CA
Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree and California Veterinary License Excellent verbal communication skills Willingness to continue to meet licensing requirements 3-5 years veterinary...
8 hours ago
Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital - Santa Cruz, CA 95065, CA (9 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree and California Veterinary License Excellent verbal communication skills Willingness to continue to meet licensing requirements 3-5 years veterinary...
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1 day ago Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital
Adobe Animal Hospital - Los Gatos, CA (14 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Job Details Level : Experienced Job Location : Adobe Animal Hospital Los Altos and/or Adobe AH South Bay - Los Altos or Los Gatos, CA Position Type : Full-Time/Part-Time Salary Range : Undisclosed...
1 day ago
National Veterinary Associates - Sunnyvale, CA (23 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Job Description Pet's Friend Animal Clinic is a busy 4 DVM general practice searching for an experienced California-licensed veterinarian to join our pet care team....
2 days ago
Archvet Animal Hospital - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Type & Experience Level: Full Time - Any experience level considered Function: Veterinarian Species: Canine, Feline Category: Private Practice Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent This is a unique...
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, 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....
6 days ago
Altaview Animal Hospital - Mountain View, CA (22 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
If you want to work in a great cosmopolitan area, if you share our passion for providing quality small animal care, and if you want to be a member of our energetic team, please contact us....
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6 days ago Altaview Animal Hospital
Companion Animal Hospital - Santa Cruz, CA
Companion Animal Hospital is looking for a veterinarian to join our team!...
6 days ago
Archvet Animal Hospital - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
FULL TIME/ PART TIME/ LONG TERM / RELIEF ArchVet Animal hospital is building the next generation of veterinary clinics from the ground up and were looking for dedicated veterinarians to join our team...
7 days ago
Petvet Care Centers - Capitola, CA (12 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Associate Veterinarian at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in Capitola, CA PetVet Care Centers Application Attachments: Please include your resume and up to two additional documents....
8 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
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....
10 days ago
PetVet Care Centers - Capitola, CA (12 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital is looking for an additional Associate Veterinarian to join our rapidly growing team....
12 days ago
GPAC - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Associate Veterinarian Requirements: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university....
13 days ago
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Founded in 1988, MedVet is one of the largest veterinarian-owned and led multispecialty and emer gency practices in the country....
13 days ago
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Campbell, CA (18 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Founded in 1988, MedVet is one of the largest veterinarian-owned and led multispecialty and emer gency practices in the country....
13 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...

Chicken Behaviour and Welfare
This course explains the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks...

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 (29.1%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.0%)
  • High School or GED (19.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (7.2%)
  • Master's Degree (3.8%)
  • 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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