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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Relief Veterinarian Forest View Animal Hospital-Chicago

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Hoffman Estates, IL
  • 3 days ago

Forest View Animal Hospital is seeking a Relief Veterinarian....

We have a full in-house Idexx lab suite Fully equipped with diagnostic tools including, but not limited to: digital radiography, digital dental radiography, ultrasound, therapeutic and surgical lasers...

Managing Equine Veterinarian - East Coast - Ownership potential

  • National Veterinary Associates
  • Lombard, IL
  • 3 days ago

Must hold Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Licensure in good standing. Other requirements vary by location. Back to search results...

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Associate Veterinarian Position

  • All Creatures Animal Hospital
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • 1 day ago

We reward our veterinarians with competitive salary, bonus, and benefits including healthcare, 401K, CE, vacation, dues, liability coverage and more....

We are looking for a passionate Urgent Care Veterinarian to join our team at Thrive Elmhurst, IL!...

In this position, we are looking for someone with 2+ years of veterinary experience, with a focus on surgical skill and proper animal handling skill....

Veterinarian - Brand Hospital St

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Chicago, IL
  • 20 hours ago

In this position, we are looking for someone with 2+ years of veterinary experience, with a focus on surgical skill and proper animal handling skill....

Integrative Veterinarian right near Chicago - full or part time

  • LePar Animal Hospital
  • Evergreen Park, IL
  • 13 hours ago

Our full-service small animal hospital offers digital radiography, digital dental radiography, digital ultrasound, in house chemistry and CBC analyzers, on-site chemotherapy services, and orthopedic...

Private Practice Associate Veterinarian

  • Warrenville Grove Animal Hospital
  • Warrenville, IL
  • 13 hours ago

We are a progressive hospital with high quality diagnostics including digital radiography, full in house IDEXX laboratory with CoAg and Sedivue, ultrasound, digital dental radiographs, Ellman electrosurgical...

Veterinarian

  • National Veterinary Associates
  • Mundelein, IL
  • 7 hours ago

$1,500 donation to charity of choice $5,000 reimbursement for relocation expenses Skills and Basic Qualifications: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university...

Part Time Veterinarian Bloomingdale-Chicago

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Bloomingdale, IL
  • 3 days ago

education, and our long-lasting relationships with our clients. at bloomingdale animal hospital, we love our patients, our owners, and our jobs helping them take care of their pets from puppies and...

Veterinarian Your Pets Wellness-Chicago

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Chicago, IL
  • 3 days ago

$75,000 sign-on bonus or up to $150,000 with our Veterinarian Incentive Plan! About Us: Bucktown is a small but well-equipped practice with a devoted and highly skilled staff....

Associate Veterinarian

  • National Veterinary Associates
  • Chicago, IL
  • 3 days ago

Job Description Forest Glen Animal Hospital's veterinary team is seeking a positive and collaborative veterinarian to join their team....

Associate Veterinarian

  • National Veterinary Associates
  • Naperville, IL
  • 3 days ago

We are looking for an Associate Veterinarian to join our 7-doctor team at Naperville Animal Hospital....

We are looking for a passionate Urgent Care Veterinarian to join our team at Thrive Elmhurst, IL!...

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Veterinarian Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

Poultry Health
Identify the clinical features of diseased birds and when they need treatment

On this veterinary course, youll get expert advice on how to recognise when poultry are unwell, and the options...


Canine (and Feline) Rehabilitation for Spinal Injury/Surgery
Learn how to safely and effectively rehabilitate your pet from home. This course will help save pet owners some money in helping man's best friend (or a cat) get rehabilitated and back to normal...

Salary for Veterinarian Jobs in Des Plaines, IL

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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 (31.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.0%)
  • High School or GED (17.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.2%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some High School (1.8%)
  • Some College (1.7%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinarians in Des Plaines, IL
  • 1-2 years (25.8%)
  • None (19.4%)
  • 4-6 years (16.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (10.0%)
  • 2-4 years (9.5%)
  • 10+ years (8.2%)
  • 6-8 years (7.1%)
  • 8-10 years (3.4%)

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