Looking for a career in veterinary medicine that allows you to work from anywhere in the world? The good news is that remote veterinary jobs are on the rise, with a growing number of opportunities available for veterinarians who prefer to work from home or outside of a traditional clinic or hospital setting.
Remote work (Work from Home, or WFH, as the kids call it) is one of the new normals that came out of the pandemic. For the Instinct team, it’s been our norm since day one. We’ve shared our pro tips about it, and suggested some great gear tips for setting up your remote office. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. As promised, here are some of the top sources we’d recommend for remote veterinary jobs.
Veterinary-Specific Job Boards and Resources
There are dozens of veterinary-specific job boards run by leaders in the veterinary industry. Here are a few we’d recommend checking out.
VetMed Careers offers a variety of remote and telecommuting positions for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and other animal health professionals. Use the keyword, location, and job type filters to search for remote opportunities.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Job Board
The AVMA Job Board is a job search site specifically for the veterinary industry, offering a variety of job postings for veterinarians, vet techs, and other animal health professionals. While not all positions on the site are remote, there are often telecommuting positions available.
VetCT is a telemedicine platform that connects veterinarians with board-certified specialists for consultations and second opinions. The company offers remote positions for both veterinarians and support staff, allowing animal health professionals to work from anywhere in the world.
If you really want to think out of the box, look for jobs at companies creating support tools, software, and content for veterinary professionals. Many of these organizations are run by (or at least staffed by) veterinarians. And even if they don’t have a relevant remote role posted when you go looking, it’s worth doing a little digging on LinkedIn or the company’s website to find someone you can share your resume with so you’re on their list when they do start hiring.
A Few Recommendations You Probably Haven’t Tried
Here are a few other job boards that we’ve seen remote veterinary jobs pop up on before. Set up alerts and watch your email! You never know who’s going to need your specific set of skills.
Virtual Vocations is a remote-specific job board. It features a variety of telecommuting positions, including remote veterinary jobs. Like most career websites, you can search for positions by keyword and job type. Last time we checked, there were a couple of postings for remote clinical pathology jobs with AllyDVM.
Indeed is one of the most popular job search engines and boasts a wealth of job postings. It’s worth a look for that coveted remote veterinary job. As always, search by keyword and location, and remember to set up job alerts so you can get notifications when new positions are posted.
Pro-tip: Don’t click the Remote filter. Instead, type ‘remote’ into the Where box to filter your search. (Just don’t pick Remote, Oregon, on accident.)
FlexJobs is a subscription-based job board (starting at $9 a week) that is known for offering a more effective, friendly, and—to quote their website—“overall better way” to find professional remote and flexible jobs. The site features a variety of remote and flexible job opportunities, including remote veterinary positions. The nice thing about this type of resource? All they do is research jobs, connect you with companies that are hiring, and provide you with resources to make the hiring process easier and help you stand out to potential employers. Plus, that no-risk satisfaction guarantee definitely makes the $9 easier to spend.
You probably already know LinkedIn (although you may not find yourself scrolling there often). On the off chance you’re unfamiliar with it, LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can be especially helpful for finding remote veterinary jobs, especially if you’re interested in getting out of in-practice work and parking yourself behind a computer to write content, do customer support for veterinary software, and any number of unique jobs. We highly recommend using LinkedIn to connect with recruiters and other professionals in the veterinary industry. And, of course, you can also search for job postings using the site’s job search function.
Upwork is a freelance job platform that features a variety of remote job opportunities, including freelance veterinary work. Job seekers can search for positions by keyword and location, and can also set up job alerts to receive notifications when new positions are posted.
SimplyHired is a job search engine that features a variety of remote veterinary job opportunities. The website aggregates job listings from numerous sources, including company websites, job boards, and other online platforms. You can use the search bar to enter relevant keywords like “remote veterinarian” or “telemedicine vet” to narrow down your search results.
By using these top sources for remote veterinary jobs, job seekers can find the flexibility and freedom they need to build a fulfilling career in veterinary medicine, all while working from anywhere in the world.