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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Atascadero Pet Hospital & Emergency Center - Atascadero, CA
Skills and Qualifications A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university. Ability to become licensed to practice in the state of California....
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2 days ago Atascadero Pet Hospital & Emergency Center
Banfield Pet Hospital - Roseville, 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....
2 days ago
Vet Care Vaccination Services, Inc - Garden Grove, CA
We are seeking Veterinarians across all experience levels whether you are a seasoned Veterinarian or a recent graduate, we would love to connect with you about opportunities with Vet Care so that you...
1 day ago
Franklin Ranch Pet Hospital & Hotel - Elk Grove, CA
Our facility includes an extensive in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, and fully equipped dental and surgery suites....
1 day ago
Ace Animal Hospital - Fremont, CA
Ace Animal Hospital is looking for an associate to join our team. We are a full service veterinary clinic providing compassionate care to pets within a friendly and modern facility. Our hospital...
1 day ago
National Veterinary Associates - Roseville, CA
Job Description Are you a Veterinarian who loves career flexibility and clinical diversity, and would also enjoy the stability of full-time employment with consistent salary and benefits?...
2 days ago
GPAC - Thousand Oaks, CA
My client is an Emergency/Critical Care Veterinary Hospital that is looking to add an Emergency Veterinarian to their growing team!...
23 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Torrance, 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....
16 hours ago
Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group - Ventura, CA
Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, California is a unique referral specialty and ER practice within the beachside community of Ventura, as we are the only veterinary practice with a...
17 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Dana Point, 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....
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10 hours ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Stockton, 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....
1 day ago
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...
7 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Fairfield, 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....
7 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Glendale, CA
Description: 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...
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1 hour ago
Curo Pet Care - Upland, CA
Pet Time Animal Hospital located in Upland, CA is seeking a full-time Associate Veterinarian who desires to join a team-centric, client/patient-focused general practice where we focus on compassionate...
1 day 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...

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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 (29.1%)
  • 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 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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