Associate veterinarian positions are available at many pet hospitals, veterinary clinics, and veterinarians' offices. Requirements for these jobs often vary based on the size of the hospital, the pay level, and demand for the position. However, educational requirements generally include a doctor of veterinary medicine degree or equivalent. Many positions also require a license with state veterinary boards, and some jobs require a license with the Drug Enforcement Agency as well. Previous veterinary experience is generally required or preferred.
Associate Veterinarian Tasks
Administer vaccinations and collect samples for testing for pathogens or diseases.
Provide immediate treatment and care including diagnosis, prescriptions, and/or advice and behavior changes.
Examine animals to detect and determine health, injury, or illnesses.
Counsel pet owners around treatment and diagnosis, and perform euthanization when required.