Veterinarian Jobs in Santa Maria, 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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Orcutt Veterinary Hospital - Santa Maria, CA
VETERINARIAN FULL TIME or PART TIME needed for California coastal Small Animal Practice....
30+ days ago
Orcutt Veterinary Hospital - Santa Maria, CA
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Orcutt Veterinary Hospital - Santa Maria, CA
Beautiful California Central Coast (Santa Maria) small animal practice seeks F/T or P/T associate veterinarian. Great team, benefits, and quality of life. Contact Dr. Forsythe at .......
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 Maria, CA

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

$140,750

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Santa Maria, CA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (29.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.1%)
  • High School or GED (19.1%)
  • 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 Maria, 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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