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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ASPCA - Los Angeles, CA
of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent, Must possess ability to work independently as well as part of team, Must possess ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced clinic environment Veterinarian...
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National Veterinary Associates - Arroyo Grande, CA
New flexible endoscope, new digital radiography, high quality ultrasound, in-house lab analyzers, 2 oxygen cages and paper lite records (EzyVet and Smart Flow) If you want equipment or meds we don't...
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Vetco Clinics - San Francisco, CA
We offer licensed veterinarians' flexible options of when, where, and how you work: VETCO VACCINATION CLINICS At our appointment-based clinics, your focus is on preventive care!...
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Vetco Clinics - Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
We offer licensed veterinarians' flexible options of when, where, and how you work: VETCO VACCINATION CLINICS At our appointment-based clinics, your focus is on preventive care!...
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Paw Works - Thousand Oaks, CA
of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree Job Types: Full-time, Part-time...
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Irvine, 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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Petvet Care Centers - Redding, CA
Overview Dana Park Veterinary Hospital in Redding, California is seeking a third veterinarian to join our team in our beautiful, international award-winning hospital with digital radiography (including...
2 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Lafayette, CA
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 in the East Bay Area?...
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National Veterinary Associates - Clovis, CA
Waterhouse Animal Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our 8 doctor practice....
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National Veterinary Associates - Poway, CA
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL: Modern, free-standing well-equipped facility Large Treatment Room with dedicated dental station ICU Complete Idexx in-house laboratory Whole-body digital radiography Brand new high...
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Vetco Clinics - El Cerrito, CA
We offer licensed veterinarians' flexible options of when, where, and how you work: VETCO VACCINATION CLINICS At our appointment-based clinics, your focus is on preventive care!...
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Vetco Clinics - Los Angeles, CA
We offer licensed veterinarians' flexible options of when, where, and how you work: VETCO VACCINATION CLINICS At our appointment-based clinics, your focus is on preventive care!...
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Vetco Clinics - Redondo Beach, CA
We offer licensed veterinarians' flexible options of when, where, and how you work: VETCO VACCINATION CLINICS At our appointment-based clinics, your focus is on preventive care!...
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Vetco Clinics - Livermore, CA
We offer licensed veterinarians' flexible options of when, where, and how you work: VETCO VACCINATION CLINICS At our appointment-based clinics, your focus is on preventive care!...
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Vetco Clinics - West Covina, CA
We offer licensed veterinarians' flexible options of when, where, and how you work: VETCO VACCINATION CLINICS At our appointment-based clinics, your focus is on preventive care!...
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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

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in California offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (30.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.0%)
  • High School or GED (18.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.3%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.1%)
  • Master's Degree (3.8%)
  • Some High School (1.9%)
  • 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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