Veterinarian Job Description

Veterinarian Job Description

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Veterinarian provides state of the art veterinary care with outstanding technical capabilities (clinical measurements, surgical etc.), research study execution (lab animals, companion animals, poultry, equine, etc.), and veterinary health programs.

Veterinarian Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective veterinarian job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included veterinarian job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist program director to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations
Assist with animal welfare-related regulatory/administrative duties [e.g., compliance with USDA, Home Office,(etc.) regulations and standards, AAALAC, client visits]
Manage and perform duties related to the veterinary care of various animal species including rodents, farm animals and aquatic species
Manage preventive medicine programs including rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance and quarantine programs
Manage programs for pre- and postoperative care, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia
Provide guidance of protocol development for compliance with regulatory requirements
Perform veterinary review, including grant comparison, of protocols submitted to the IACUC
Participate in IACUC facility/programmatic evaluations
Provide training to research and caretaker staff
Supervise veterinary technician staff

Veterinarian Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Veterinarian

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ACLAM, USDA, ECFVG, PQA, AALAS, ACZM, AHVLA, NVAP, MA, AVMA

Education for Veterinarian

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the veterinarian job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as University and Collage Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Education, Veterinary, Health, Graduate, History, Faculty, Teaching, Teacher Education, Teachers College

Skills for Veterinarian

Desired skills for veterinarian include:

Current topics and issues in clinical veterinary medicine
Products and services sold
FDA/CVM regulations
Small and large animals used in research
Geriatric animal maintenance within parameters of research needs

Desired experience for veterinarian includes:

Under direction, provides medical care for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders of animals working in the fast paced Medical Section at the Animal Care and Control Center (ACC)
Provides diagnostic, non-surgical, and surgical treatment to sick and injured animals impounded at the ACC following established protocols and procedures
Performs various types of surgeries including routine neuters and spays
Examines impounded animals for diseases or injuries and observes animals suspected of rabies and takes appropriate action
Performs inoculations of animals to protect against contagious diseases
Evaluates physical demeanor of animals against established safety criteria and makes recommendations for adoption, transfer/rescue or euthanasia

Veterinarian Examples


Veterinarian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a veterinarian. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for veterinarian
  • Provides input into the investigation of animal cruelty cases by determining the nature and cause of injury or death
  • Performs annual inspections of animal hospitals and animal-related businesses
  • Oversees the maintenance of computerized records by staff to track and document drugs administered, medical procedures performed, adoptions, redemptions and related activities
  • Represents the department at community meetings to provide information concerning the proper treatment and care of animals
  • Represents the department at legal proceedings concerning impounded animals and animal cruelty cases
  • Prepares reports detailing veterinary activities and pathology results
  • Educates the public on topics relating to animal health, behavior and the humane treatment and care of animals
  • Instructs and provides guidance to Veterinarian Assistants
  • May provide oversight to veterinary and technical students
  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support, at an independent, senior level
Qualifications for veterinarian
  • College and Veterinarian degree
  • Ability to be quick and responsive in emergency situations
  • Experience in emergency medicine preferred or desire to work in emergency a must!
  • Preference for USDA accreditation
  • Is interested in following veterinary trends such as Feline Friendly and Fear Free ideas
  • The ability to multitask in a high pressure environment with exceptional accuracy

Veterinarian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a veterinarian. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for veterinarian
  • Perform physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP
  • Perform ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals
  • Provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians
  • Attend scientific meetings and provide leadership in scientific organizations, including attaining peer recognition through publications and/or presentations that contribute to the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Function as leader of a specialty area (e.g., anesthesia or ocular clinical leader)
  • Lead and complete team projects, as assigned
  • Mentor junior veterinarians and/or technicians
  • Train employees in advanced skills, techniques and procedures
  • Provide relevant Commission veterinary-related services at the Commonwealth’s licensed racetrack facilities (Plainridge Park, Suffolk Downs and possibly Brockton Fair)
  • Other attending veterinarian duties will be determined by the Institutional Official and teaching responsibilities will be assigned by the Director for the School of Agriculture
Qualifications for veterinarian
  • Has a positive, professional and can-do-attitude that will help lead support staff by example
  • Able to work with fresh and preserved tissues
  • Able to tolerate exposure to bodily fluids
  • Able to wear safety goggles, gloves, and gowns
  • Salary with experience to Commensurate
  • Serves on Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee as required by the USDA

Veterinarian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a veterinarian. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for veterinarian
  • Directs the development and oversight of the veterinary care plan
  • Facilitates a work environment that encourages training, and improvement as a commitment to excellence
  • Develops a productive and collaborate atmosphere for teaching, research, and demonstration for the IACUC that involves vertebrates at the university
  • Provide routine and emergency veterinary services to all working dogs assigned to the task order area of operations on a 24/7 basis, 365 days per year
  • Provide routine and emergency veterinary services to other animals and at other locations at the direction of the client
  • Oversight and participation in animal health monitoring, quarantine, importation and surgical programs
  • Provide veterinary support to the Dangerous Pathogens team for animal challenge studies at BSL3 and BSL4 within the AAHL facility including after hours and weekends on occasions
  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, to undertake independent scientific investigations and carry out associated tasks under broad guidance from Senior Research Scientists/Veterinarian
  • Under the guidance of Senior Research Scientists/Engineers, work collaboratively and honestly with internal and external colleagues, clients and partners to help define and satisfy objectives for small to medium research projects
  • A veterinary degree registrable with Veterinary Boards in Australia or registration by examination with an Australian Veterinary Board
Qualifications for veterinarian
  • Requires a valid veterinary license from any US state
  • U.S. citizen/TCN/LN as specified in the task order
  • Must possess a current nationally recognized Doctor of Veterinary Medicine board certification
  • Candidate must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree
  • Current veterinary licensure in at least one state
  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ post-doctoral experience is required

Veterinarian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a veterinarian. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for veterinarian
  • Demonstrated willingness to work with animals infected with serious zoonotic disease agents, according to protocols and following appropriate training
  • Willingness to be vaccinated against rabies, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis or other agents as specified
  • Conduct animal trial according to signed protocol and all relevant standards (Regulation, SOP, SSP, IACUC, Biosafety )
  • Orders and maintains veterinary supplies
  • Provide veterinary advice to Stewards on the health, welfare and fitness of race horses
  • Shall be in attendance during training and racing hours
  • Making pre race assessments in the paddock before each race and post-race assessments of the horses, providing advice to stewards
  • Performing in-house lab work
  • X-Rays
  • Dental cleanings
Qualifications for veterinarian
  • Animal study experience preferrable
  • Experience within a multinational company is a plus
  • 3+ years in the area of swine/poultry viruses or vaccine research preferable
  • GLP/GCP experience preferable
  • Fluent in English reading, writing and oral communication
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students, , people from culturally diverse backgrounds

Veterinarian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of veterinarian. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for veterinarian
  • Placing IV catheters
  • Medical and lab record keeping
  • Providing sound technical advice on routine inquiries, acting as a resource to assist other team members with inquiries
  • Providing animal health solutions to a broad array of animal health and production issues that are based upon a sales approach that identifies the customer’s needs
  • Building and maintaining relationships and influence with key industry leaders including veterinarians, nutritionists, extension, university personnel, milk handlers and processors and other consultants to our customer base
  • Partnering with field colleagues to develop appropriate strategies that focus efforts on targeted accounts critical to the success of the business unit or area
  • Working with field sales to create, maintain and execute a customer-focused business development plan that clearly identifies current and future growth opportunities and allocates expense budget and resources for all high potential customers
  • Contributing to team selling efforts by planning call cycles with others to maximize the use of the team’s time and resources and ensuring appropriate account follow-up
  • Advising and assisting Global Learning and Development on the technical content of training programs, as required
  • Participating, as required, on special projects and tactical implementation that aligns with key stakeholders to effectively position products and the portfolio (e.g., reviewing sales material, participating on new product launch teams, providing assistance and support to Veterinary Medical Investigations and Product Support and others)
Qualifications for veterinarian
  • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends as needed
  • Must have thorough knowledge of Thoroughbred horses
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Board Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Indiana Veterinary license or another state Veterinary license and able to complete Indiana State Licensure within 6 months
  • Knowledge of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide), and the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)

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