Veterinarian Jobs in California

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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Coronado Veterinary Hospital - Coronado, CA
A part-time veterinarian working 3 days per week will earn ~$100,000.00/yr average....
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Salinas, 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...
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National Veterinary Associates - Fairfield, CA
Job Description Solano-Napa Pet Emergency Clinic (SPEC), located in Fairfield, CA, is seeking a Part Time and/or Full Time Emergency veterinarian to join our team....
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Vetco Clinics - Shasta Lake, CA
Contract /Part time work - Flexible schedule pick and choose your shift Job Requirements Include: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine state license in good standing Knowledge of vaccine protocols, heartworm...
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McGrath Veterninary Center - Van Nuys, CA
of Veterinary Medicine degree We can also offer you the warm, vibrant San Fernando Valley lifestyle in Sherman Oaks, CA....
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The Cat Doctor - Thousand Oaks, CA
The Cat Doctor is seeking a great relief veterinarian for our busy southern California practice in Thousand Oaks!...
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Washington Blvd Animal Hospital - Whittier, CA
Our veterinarians round out our team, working collaboratively on their cases. We are one of the largest privately owned veterinary practices in southern California....
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Bakersfield SPCA - Bakersfield, CA
SHELTER VETERINARIAN WANTED ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF SOME FURRY FRIENDS? DO YOU WISH EVERYDAY WAS DIFFERENT?...
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San Carlos Animal Hospital - San Diego, CA
We are looking for an experienced veterinarian with the right attitude and skill set to help provide the best patient and client care possible....
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PetVet Care Centers - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Our beautiful 10,000 square foot facility was built in 2010 and is equipped with a large intensive care unit, special procedure rooms, on-site CT scanner, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, a complete...
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Animus Veterinary Group - Union City, CA
We believe that hiring doctors with diverse perspectives, ideas, and cultures permits us to deliver the highest quality of preventive care for each pet and client....
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Solano-Napa Pet Emergency Clinic - Fairfield, CA
Solano-Napa Pet Emergency Clinic (SPEC), located in Fairfield, CA, is seeking a Part Time and/or Full Time Emergency veterinarian to join our team....
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Redwood Veterinary Hospital - Vallejo, CA
Redwood Veterinary Hospital is looking for a full-time (3.5-4 days a week) Associate Veterinarian to join our well-established, 9 doctor, small and exotic animal practice in the North San Francisco...
2 days ago
Coastal Animal Hospital - Encinitas, CA
Coastal Animal Hospital is hiring for our 2 locations in San Diego (Encinitas and Carlsbad). Our hospital is based on using science to improve the lives of animals. We are an independent...
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National Veterinary Associates - Tracy, CA
Skills and Basic Qualifications A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university. Licensure in good standing to practice in 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...

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 California

This is the average annual salary for Veterinarian jobs in California as reported by the BLS.

$121,750

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in California 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 California
  • 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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