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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Associate Veterinarian

  • GPAC
  • San Jose, CA
  • 2 days ago

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Associate Veterinarian

  • GPAC
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 2 days ago

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Emergency Veterinarian

  • BrightCare Veterinary Group - Neurology and Imaging
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • 2 days ago

Our emergency doctors have access to a full array of in-house laboratory tests, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, modern surgery rooms, CT scan, and MRI....

Associate Veterinarian up to $20,000 Signing Bonus/ $10,000 Relocation Bonus FT/PT

  • Animal Clinic of Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria, CA
  • 2 days ago

The ideal candidate would be committed to practicing the highest standards of patient care, passionate about client education, and ready to create professional rapport with our amazing staff.?...

Requirements and preferences for this coveted position include: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) Degree New Graduate Internship preferred but not required....

Veterinarian at Lincoln Plaza Veterinary Clinic - Amazing Culture and Leadership

  • Lincoln Plaza Veterinary Clinic
  • Riverside, CA
  • 3 days ago

Lincoln Plaza Veterinary Clinic is seeking an enthusiastic veterinarian to join our growing work-family. We are a busy and progressive practice actively looking for Veterinarians to join our team....

Emergency Veterinarian Significant Sign On Bonus

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • La Mesa, CA
  • 2 days ago

Focused on excellence in service and communication for our referring veterinarians....

Veterinary Ophthalmologist - Eye Care for Animals in Tustin, CA

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Tustin, CA
  • 2 days ago

Eye Care for Animals is seeking a board certified or board eligible Ophthalmologist to join our Tustin, CA team! If you enjoy an average of 280 sunny days a year, being 20 minutes away from...

Integrative/Acupuncture Veterinarian

  • National Veterinary Associates
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 2 days ago

Excellent work/life balance Practice the way you like with a focus on client education, prevention, improve life quality in a way not possible at other conventional clinics How will you make a difference...

Emergency Veterinarian

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • 2 days ago

Focused on excellence in service and communication for our referring veterinarians....

Overview Surfside Animal Hospital located in Oceanside, CA is seeking an Overnight Emergency Veterinarian to join our collaborative team....

Overview Carlsbad Animal Hospital located in beautiful Carlsbad, CA, is currently seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our outstanding team!...

Associate Veterinarian

  • Irvine, CA
  • 2 days ago

Associate Veterinarian GPAC Irvine, CA Full-Time Job Details Company Overview favorite_border One of the area's most reputable, highly desired and established practices is looking for a full time Veterinarian...

Part-time Emergency Veterinarian

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Long Beach, CA
  • 2 days ago

We serve as a port for a large referral base, fostering long term collaborative relationships with our Veterinarians....

Veterinary Ophthalmologist - Eye Care for Animals in Upland, CA

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Upland, CA
  • 2 days ago

Eye care for Animals in Upland, CA is looking to add an additional Veterinary Ophthalmologist or residency trained clinician to their team!! Beautiful Upland, California, located in the heart of...

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Veterinarian Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

First Aid for Pets
This course is run by our veterinarian, Dr Katherine, and will equip pet owners with the basic knowledge they need to help their pets in emergencies. It includes a series of explanatory videos,...

Approach to hemorrhagic shock in small animals (veterinary)
This course will cover the basic and advanced aspects of hemorrhagic shock with emphasis on traumatic etiology. In addition, it will provide an in-depth overview of an up-to-date approach to...

Salary for Veterinarian Jobs in California

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in California offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (31.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.0%)
  • High School or GED (17.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.2%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some High School (1.8%)
  • Some College (1.7%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinarians in California
  • 1-2 years (25.8%)
  • None (19.4%)
  • 4-6 years (16.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (10.0%)
  • 2-4 years (9.5%)
  • 10+ years (8.2%)
  • 6-8 years (7.1%)
  • 8-10 years (3.4%)

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