Veterinarian Jobs in Fairfax, VA

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). 

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...

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...

Chicken Behaviour and Welfare
This course explains the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks...

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Fairfax, VA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (29.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.2%)
  • High School or GED (18.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (7.1%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some High School (2.0%)
  • Some College (1.8%)

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