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Sample veterinarian job description

At [Organization X], we strive to make a positive, lasting impact on animal health care and the field of veterinary medicine. Our veterinarians have diverse backgrounds and experiences, which we believe helps us deliver high-quality, comprehensive care to the community we serve. We’re currently searching for a bright, energetic professional to join our practice and help maintain our high standards of service. The ideal candidate is a natural hard worker who is deeply concerned with animal welfare and willing to support other veterinarians in delivering excellent care and treatment.

Objectives of this role

  • Devote knowledge, skills, and energy to the treatment of sick and injured animals
  • Serve as a primary source of information for animal owners and care providers in the community
  • Continue to learn the latest veterinary treatments and procedures
  • Support the clinic’s other veterinarians with their diagnoses and surgical procedures


  • Perform regular and preventive health examinations of animals and pets
  • Assess animals to determine the nature of their disease or injury
  • Implement and coordinate treatment plans for animals, and provide detailed explanations for their owners
  • Manage emergency medical situations by stabilizing an animal’s condition and determining whether a referral is necessary
  • Provide animal owners with estimates for all procedures, and ensure that final costs are communicated effectively  
  • Train interns and new employees in how to perform effectively in the clinic environment

Required skills and qualifications

  • Doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent
  • License to perform veterinary services
  • Passion for the well-being of animals and coworkers
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to multitask and perform diligently in a fast-paced environment

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience as a veterinarian
  • Scientific aptitude and strong analytical skills