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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Vip Petcare - Oak Lawn, IL (24 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school IL State license to practice in the profession Physical Requirements Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent...
1 day ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
radiography, digital dental radiography, ultrasound and Lumify....
2 days ago
Merrick Animal Hospital - Brookfield, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
MAH strives to provide comprehensive and high-quality care evidenced by our full in-house lab, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, therapy laser, ultrasound, computerized medical records...
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National Veterinary Associates - Mundelein, IL (16 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
The Hospital: 6 exam rooms Large treatment area Designated surgical suite Ultrasonography Full-body digital and digital dental radiographs Cold laser therapy Boarding Benefits: Paid Time Off Health...
1 day ago
Highland Park Veterinary Clinic - Highland Park, IL (10 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
We offer a fully equipped brand new facility including digital radiography, digital dental radiography, ultrasound, cautery, paper towels, toilet paper, mops, fancy vacuum and more....
2 days ago
Companion Animal Hospital Partners, LLC - Skokie, IL (8 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
As part of our commitment to providing pets and their people with outstanding veterinary care and service here in Skokie, several of our veterinarians are Fear Free Certified....
2 days ago
Companion Animal Hospital Partners, LLC - Lake Zurich, IL (13 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Our veterinarians believe that quality medicine, along with healing and helping our beloved clients pets, benefits everyone....
2 days ago
Vip Petcare - Waukegan, IL (21 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school IL State license to practice in the profession Physical Requirements Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent...
1 day ago
Wolf Animal Hospital - Libertyville, IL (16 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW OR EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONER Our team is seeking a Full and Part-time Associate who are interested in working in a non-corporate practice environment and desire to build...
1 day ago
Your Pets Wellness - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
A passionate general practice veterinarian with two or more years of medicine and surgery experience....
1 day ago
PET LOSS AT HOME Euthanasia Service - Arlington Heights, IL (6 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
"Thank-you" for being a great veterinarian. Please email interest level and questions to: ... or call/text ......
10 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Lombard, IL (13 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Full and Part Time in Lombard Up to $40K sign-on incentives available Banfield is a not just a pet hospital, we are a community where caring for our beloved pets is our...
10 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Burbank, IL (22 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Banfields veterinarians apply their extraordinary passion, skills, and education, at every practice location....
10 hours ago
Oz Animal Hospital - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Therapy to Chiropractic Care!...
2 days ago
Forest Glen Animal Hospital - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Associate Veterinarian (DVM) | Forest Glen | Full or Part Time | New Grad Forest Glen Animal Hospital Application Apply on Employer's Site The application opened in a new tab....
2 days ago

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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 (29.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.1%)
  • High School or GED (19.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (7.2%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • 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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