Veterinarian Jobs in Des Plaines, 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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RAND ROAD ANIMAL HOSP - Palatine, IL (8 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
"We treat your pets like family" If this sounds like you, you may be the enthusiastic Associate Veterinarian ready to join our dedicated and friendly RRAH family....
2 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Our Facilities : Our hospitals provide soft tissue surgery, dentistry, wellness appointments and sick appointments for our patients....
1 day ago
Bramer Animal Hospital - Evanston, IL (9 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
At Bramer, we believe in collaboration, teamwork and providing a place for doctors to be mentored and to continue to grow, whether you are an experienced Veterinarian or recently graduated. 7....
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1 day ago Bramer Animal Hospital
Hanover Park Animal Care Center - Hanover Park, IL (14 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Job description: Are you an associate veterinarian looking for an AMAZING place to build your career? Do you have a "work hard, play hard" mentality?...
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2 days ago
Bluepearl - Winnetka, IL (7 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Job Information BluePearl Veterinarian - Emergency in Northfield, Illinois Veterinarian - Emergency Northfield Illinois Veterinarian Opening Statement BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in...
2 days ago
O'Brien Veterinary Group - Hillside, IL (12 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Be an empathetic and competent communicatorHave a compassionate heart Have an affinity for wellness and preventative careShow proficiency in routine soft tissue surgeries and dentistryCompetitive salary...
16 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Hoffman Estates, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Banfield aspires to be a practice where as a team, we make a positive impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities, and the field of veterinary medicine....
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13 hours ago Banfield Pet Hospital
AbbVie - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
All veterinarians on staff participate in IACUC functions including protocol review and provide input on all veterinary related issues involving the animal care program....
11 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Evanston, IL (9 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Banfield aspires to be a practice where as a team, we make a positive impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities, and the field of veterinary medicine....
2 days ago
THRIVE Affordable Vet Care - Arlington Heights, IL (6 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Our preventive care caseload is challenging, diverse and includes radiology, dental, diagnostics, and surgery all performed with state of the art equipment....
2 days ago
South Loop Animal Hospital - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
radiography on all periodontal procedures Tonovet tonometer We strive to go above and beyond for our clients as well as our employees....
2 days ago
Tempus Veterinary Recruitiment - Lisle, IL (20 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
fitting a small animal veterinarian....
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2 days ago Tempus Veterinary Recruitiment
Banfield Pet Hospital - Niles, IL (4 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Sign-on bonus and/or relocation up to $60,000 Banfield Pet Hospital Niles, Illinois See More Results Description Job Number: 001003K4 Job: Veterinarian Job Category: DVM...
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Bensenville Animal Hospital - Bensenville, IL (7 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as pets age; and complete medical and surgical care as...
1 day ago
Bartlett Animal Hospital - Bartlett, IL (17 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as pets age; and complete medical, emergency, and surgical...
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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...

Equine Welfare and Management
This unique course was developed by veterinarians at the world-renowned University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The course will address horsemanship from a welfare...

Salary for Veterinarian Jobs in Des Plaines, IL

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

$105,840

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Des Plaines, IL offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (29.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.1%)
  • High School or GED (19.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (7.3%)
  • Master's Degree (3.8%)
  • Some High School (2.0%)
  • Some College (1.8%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinarians in Des Plaines, 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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