The Associate Veterinarian is responsible for providing medical care to animals. They examine animals to diagnose their health problems and prescribe the necessary treatments. They also advise animal owners on how to take care of their pets and prevent health problems.

Associate Veterinarian Job Responsibilities

  • Examine animals to diagnose their health problems
  • Treat sick or injured animals
  • Prescribe and administer medication
  • Perform surgery on animals
  • Advise owners on how to care for their pets
  • Inoculate animals against various diseases
  • Conduct research to develop new treatments for animal diseases


  • To provide high quality medical care to patients
  • To develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients
  • To contribute to the overall success of the practice by meeting or exceeding productivity goals
  • To participate in continuing education and keep up to date on new developments in veterinary medicine
  • To perform all duties assigned in a professional and ethical manner

Associate Veterinarian Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of Associate Veterinarian include: a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, completion of an accredited veterinary program, a state license to practice veterinary medicine, and clinical experience. In addition, associate veterinarians should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent problemsolving abilities.