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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Neighborhood Veterinary Corporation - San Diego, CA
We are looking to hire a veterinarian, with possible partnership opportunities....
22 hours ago
Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin - San Rafael, CA
Pet Emergency & Specialty Center of Marin, located in beautiful San Rafael, CA, is looking for an experienced or internship trained full-time Emergency Veterinarian to join our practice....
22 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Fresno, CA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- $40K Sign-on and/or Relocation Offered! at Banfield Pet Hospital in Fresno, California Posted in Retail about 6 hours ago....
2 days ago
The Goodland Pet Hospital - Goleta, CA
The Goodland Pet Hospital La Concepcion is seeking a compassionate veterinarian to join the family!...
13 hours ago
Animal Hospital of South Bay INC - Lawndale, CA
We have a great team of associate veterinarians ranging in experience from 3 years and up to 20 years....
1 day ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Long Beach, CA
Jobs Like This Relief Emergency Veterinarian - Crossroads Animal Emergency & Referral Center Norwalk, California Pathway Vet Alliance 2 Days Ago Veterinarian at Ellenton Animal Hospital in Parrish,...
2 days ago
Marketplace Veterinary Hospital - El Dorado Hills, CA
Species: Canine, Feline Category: Private Practice Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent Veterinarian - Licensed Full-time We are seeking an experienced associate veterinarian to join our fantastic...
2 days ago
Sherman Oaks Veterinarary Group - Los Angeles, CA
Veterinarian/Associate Veterinarian Sherman Oaks Veterinarary Group Application Attachments: Please include your resume and up to two additional documents....
2 days ago
Canyon Country Veterinary Hospital - Canyon Country, CA
And, we believe hiring people with diverse perspectives, ideas, and cultures, permits us to deliver to the highest quality of preventive care....
2 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - San Diego, CA
Bodhi Animal Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join their team. Are you a Veterinarian that's looking for the following? Loyal and dedicated clients?...
1 day ago
Reagor Pet Hospital - Carmichael, CA
We are currently seeking veterinarians interested in either full-time (4 days) or part-time work....
2 days ago
GPAC - Orange Cove, CA
Job Description: A prominent Veterinary Clinic is looking for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicince for their established yet growing cliinic. Required Qualifications: Licensed DVM 3+ years of...
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Lakewood, CA
Woodruff Ave Lakewood 90713 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...
15 hours ago
Atlantic Street Pet Emergency Center - Roseville, CA
Atlantic Street Pet Emergency Center in Roseville, CA is seeking full-time internship trained or experienced ER doctors. We are a 24 hr/7 day a week hospital in the central Roseville area serving...
22 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Modesto, CA
Up to $60K sign-on bonus available 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...
22 hours ago

Demographic Data for California

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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 California

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

$121,750

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Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in California offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (29.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.1%)
  • High School or GED (19.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.6%)
  • Vocational or Certification (7.3%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some High School (2.0%)
  • Some College (1.7%)

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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