Veterinarian Jobs in Tacoma, WA

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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National Veterinary Associates - Renton, WA (17 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We have a well-trained, hardworking team that supports our veterinarians in providing the best medical, surgical and dental care to our patients....
2 days ago
PetVet Care Centers - Kent, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Afford-A-Vet Animal Clinic in Kent, Washington is seeking a veterinarian to join their growing Veterinary team!...
12 hours ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Federal Way, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
At Panther Lake, we offer a comprehensive approach to preventive care and specialize in orthopedic surgeries, cystectomies, caesarian sections, foreign body surgeries as well as specialty dentistry,...
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Island Cats Veterinary Hospital - Mercer Island, WA (23 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Practice Occupation: Veterinarian Species: Feline Internal Number: Island Cats Vet Hospital in Mercer Island, WA is seeking a full-time feline only veterinarian to join our family!...
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Edgewood Veterinary Clinic - Milton, WA (6 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We are well equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, in-house Idexx Lab, and dental radiography. We believe there needs to be a balance between work and home life....
Fair Isle Animal Clinic - Vashon, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Fair Isle has the usual specs you would want, including electronic medical records, digital radiography, ultrasound, therapeutic laser, in house lab suite, licensed technicians and experienced support...
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Vca Animal Hospitals - Kent, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Associate Veterinarian - Sign-On Bonus!...
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National Veterinary Associates - Tacoma, WA
Job Description Tacoma Animal Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our team. We are an efficient, highly trained team that focuses on customer service and excellent patient care....
3 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Federal Way, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We strive to provide the highest quality of services possible, including: a variety of soft tissue surgery, dental care, preventative medicine and exotic animal medicine....
3 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Des Moines, WA (14 miles from Tacoma, WA)
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited university. Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed....
3 days ago
Pathway - Federal Way, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
With that vision in mind, we have assembled a group of talented and knowledgeable veterinarians and veterinary technicians at state-of-the-art veterinary facilities....
5 days ago
Woodside Animal Hospital - Port Orchard, WA (21 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We have hired three veterinarians over the past year and a half, but the influx of Seattleites in Port Orchard has kept us busy....
National Veterinary Associates - Sumner, WA (10 miles from Tacoma, WA)
tissue surgery....
7 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Spanaway, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, WA)
NVA has allowed our clinic to join a community of like-minded veterinarians and veterinary professionals who are dedicated to serving our clients, continuing to develop our medical skills, and supporting...
7 days ago
Purdy Veterinary Hospital - Gig Harbor, WA (15 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Full in-house Idexx suite Direct digital radiography Hand held digital dental radiography Ultrasound Doppler blood pressure Tonopen Electrocautery unit and more Benefits Include Health Insurance DVM...
9 days ago

Demographic Data for Tacoma, WA

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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 Tacoma, WA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinarian jobs in Tacoma, WA as reported by the BLS.


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Tacoma, WA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (30.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (24.9%)
  • High School or GED (18.3%)
  • 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 Tacoma, WA
  • 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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