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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Rosemarie Pet Hospital - Stockton, CA
Our compensation package for full-time, experienced veterinarians (able to provide full services, strong soft tissue surgical skills) includes a full benefits package plus: - $60,000 signing/retention...
2 days ago
Beverly Robertson Veterinary Clinic - Los Angeles, CA
We are a busy and successful small animal clinic with 2 full time veterinarians and looking into hiring 2 motivated full time veterinarians....
2 days ago
PetVet Care Centers - Stockton, CA
Overview American Veterinary Hospital in Stockton, California is currently seeking an additional Veterinarian to join our fantastic team!...
2 days ago
Petco Animal Supplies, Inc - San Diego, CA
We're opening in the following locations near San Diego: San Marcos - Part-time, Associate Veterinarian opening available Lemon Grove - Full-time and part-time Associate Veterinarian and/or Hospital...
2 days ago
Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital - Tracy, CA
Our compensation package for full-time, experienced veterinarians (able to provide full services, strong soft tissue surgical skills) includes a full benefits package plus: - $60,000 signing/retention...
2 days ago
University of California, Davis - Davis, CA
QUALIFICATIONS Required : -Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or foreign equivalent. -Minimum of 5 years' experience in small animal practice....
2 days ago
Amerivet - San Fernando, CA
Well established veterinary hospital located in the San Fernando Valley is looking to add an associate veterinarian to our practice....
1 day ago
Leave No Paws Behind Veterinary Hospital - West Covina, CA
Skills and Basic Qualifications · Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university. · Licensure in good standing to practice in the State of California. · Commitment...
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1 day ago Leave No Paws Behind Veterinary Hospital
Napa Personal Pet Care - Napa, CA
We treat all small animals including dogs, cats, birds, and exotics....
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Concord, CA
If you are interested in partnering w... ith exemplary veterinarians and staff, please connect with one of our Recruitment team members listed in each job opening....
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University of California - Davis, CA
Experience in humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)....
12 hours ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Los Angeles, CA
We are seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our growing collaborative doctor team....
2 days ago
Coarsegold Veterinary Hospital - Coarsegold, CA
What We're Looking For: An Associate or Relief Veterinarian who exhibits patience, care, and a desire to communicate effectively. Letters of Reference appreciated...
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4 hours ago Coarsegold Veterinary Hospital
Clearlake Veterinary Clinic - Clearlake, CA
Seeking an associate veterinarian (experienced or new grad) to join our team. SIGNING BONUS. And opportunity for future ownership if desired....
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4 hours ago Clearlake Veterinary Clinic
San Diego Bay Animal Hospital - San Diego, CA
If you are interested in partnering w... ith exemplary veterinarians and staff, please connect with one of our Recruitment team members listed in each job opening....
2 days ago

Demographic Data for California

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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...

Veterinary Assistant Series

If you love animals and have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant, the Veterinary Assistant Series may be perfect for you. Taught by a practicing veterinarian and college...


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,...

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 (30.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.2%)
  • High School or GED (18.6%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.4%)
  • Vocational 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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