Alternate Job Titles for Veterinarians

February 25, 2017
VMD Staff

Sure, your job title is veterinarian. After all, you do care for animals for a living. But what else do you do on any given day? These job titles also ring true to much of what you do every day.

Sure, your job title is veterinarian. After all, you do care for animals for a living. But what else do you do on any given day? We think the following job titles also ring true to much of what you do. So, technically, you’re not lying when you say, “I am a [select from choices below].”

  • Customer Satisfaction Specialist Veterinarians are certainly aware of the importance of client satisfaction. After all, your patients can’t tell their friends about your practice or provide a review on Yelp. Having satisfied clients is also paramount to improving compliance and patient health outcomes. So, if it seems like these days you’re spending more time trying to please your clients, you’re not alone.
  • Teacher In classic Latin, “doctor” means teacher. You teach yourselves, each other, and your clients day in and out. You are in the business of life-long learning—and teaching.
  • Solutions Specialist You diagnose problems and then propose solutions. You solve problems all day long. And we bet you love the challenge of identifying and solving problems.
  • Indentured Servant Veterinary students today have significant debt when they get out of school. Some choose to pay it off slowly, others more aggressively. Regardless of how quickly you pay it, it will quite some time before that debt monkey is off your back. When thousands of dollars of income per month goes toward paying off student loans, “indentured servitude” sounds just about right.

What’s Your Title?

I’m sure you’ve come up with more creative and equally accurate alternate job titles for yourselves. Chime in with your own at www.facebook.com/American-Veterinarian-1054997484563569/.