Veterinarian Jobs in Chicago, IL

Diagnose, treat, and prevent health problems in animals. Veterinarians administer diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and perform surgeries for pets, livestock, and wildlife. They operate medical equipment such as X-ray and ultrasound machines precisely to produce clear and accurate results. They also interact regularly with owners and educate them on treatment plans as well as how to promote their animals’ day-to-day wellness.

Veterinarians may specialize depending on the type of animal they see. Possible areas of focus include equine care (horses), companion animals (domestic pets), and food animals (farm livestock). Alternatively, they might address health compliance (food safety and inspection veterinarians) or work in laboratories to examine human and animal health issues (research veterinarians). 

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Banfield Pet Hospital - Evergreen Park, IL (12 miles from Chicago, IL)
Experience, Education and/or Training Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required. License in good standing with the applicable state veterinary board....
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1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Orland Hills, IL (23 miles from Chicago, IL)
Experience, Education and/or Training Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required. License in good standing with the applicable state veterinary board....
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1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chicago, IL
If youre an experienced doctor looking for your next adventure, the opportunity to grow with Banfield has never been better. At Banfield, your career path is defined by YOU! As you grow with us,...
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1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Evergreen Park, IL (12 miles from Chicago, IL)
If youre an experienced doctor looking for your next adventure, the opportunity to grow with Banfield has never been better. At Banfield, your career path is defined by YOU! As you grow with us,...
Direct Apply

1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Burbank, IL (12 miles from Chicago, IL)
If youre an experienced doctor looking for your next adventure, the opportunity to grow with Banfield has never been better. At Banfield, your career path is defined by YOU! As you grow with us,...
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1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
National Veterinary Associates (NVA) - Chicago, IL
Our close-knit team of veterinarians specialize in compassionate, progressive small animal veterinary medicine....
1 day ago
GPAC - Chicago, IL
: 1+ years of professional experience Small animal experience Positive attitude with strong ability to connect personally with clients A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from...
13 hours ago
Arlington Cat Clinic Limited - Arlington Heights, IL (21 miles from Chicago, IL)
FT Veterinarian | Feline Only | Strong Support Team Arlington Cat Clinic APPLY NOW Application First Name Last Name Email address Apply on Employer's Site The application opened in a new tab....
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National Veterinary Associates - Deerfield, IL (21 miles from Chicago, IL)
We are looking for a full-time veterinarian at Deerfield Animal Care Center. This brand new, beautiful facility is open for business after a recent remodel....
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Countryside, IL (13 miles from Chicago, IL)
If youre an experienced doctor looking for your next adventure, the opportunity to grow with Banfield has never been better. At Banfield, your career path is defined by YOU! As you grow with us,...
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1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Countryside, IL (13 miles from Chicago, IL)
Experience, Education and/or Training Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required. License in good standing with the applicable state veterinary board....
Direct Apply

1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Burbank, IL (12 miles from Chicago, IL)
Experience, Education and/or Training Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required. License in good standing with the applicable state veterinary board....
Direct Apply

1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Crestwood, IL (18 miles from Chicago, IL)
Experience, Education and/or Training Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required. License in good standing with the applicable state veterinary board....
Direct Apply

1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Orland Hills, IL (23 miles from Chicago, IL)
If youre an experienced doctor looking for your next adventure, the opportunity to grow with Banfield has never been better. At Banfield, your career path is defined by YOU! As you grow with us,...
Direct Apply

1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital - Evergreen Park, IL (12 miles from Chicago, IL)
If youre an experienced doctor looking for your next adventure, the opportunity to grow with Banfield has never been better. At Banfield, your career path is defined by YOU! As you grow with us,...
Direct Apply

1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital

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Veterinarian Online Courses and Training Opportunities

EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?
This course is for anyone interested in learning more about Veterinary Medicine, giving a "taster" of courses covered in the first year of a veterinary degree and an idea of what it is like to...

Mentorship At Work For Veterinarians
We are all mentors in the workplace. Some are much better than others. This course will help you become a better mentor regardless of your current level of proficiency. Mentorship is an essential...

Chicken Behaviour and Welfare
This course explains the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks...

Salary for Veterinarian Jobs in Chicago, IL

This is the average annual salary for Veterinarian jobs in Chicago, IL as reported by the BLS.

$105,840

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Chicago, IL offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (30.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.0%)
  • High School or GED (18.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.3%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.1%)
  • Master's Degree (3.8%)
  • Some High School (1.9%)
  • Some College (1.8%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinarians in Chicago, IL
  • None (37.8%)
  • 2-4 years (31.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (11.5%)
  • 4-6 years (11.4%)
  • 1-2 years (5.0%)
  • 8-10 years (2.8%)

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