Veterinarian Jobs in Illinois

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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National Veterinary Associates - Aurora, IL
Our team of veterinarians includes doctors who have special training with avian and exotic pets, and all of our vets are skilled in managing and treating shelter animals....
2 days ago
City Line Veterinary Center - Moline, IL
Both new graduates and highly experienced veterinarians are encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you...
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4 hours ago City Line Veterinary Center
Arlington Park Veterinary Hospital - Rolling Meadows, IL
Our practice is equipped with many things including digital radiography, ultrasound, dental x-ray, a full in-house laboratory and therapeutic laser....
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1 day ago Arlington Park Veterinary Hospital
National Veterinary Associates - Plano, IL
Closed on Sundays and Holidays Skills and Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university Licensure in good standing to practice in the state...
12 hours ago
Noah's Ark Animal Hospital - Rockford, IL
Equipment includes digital radiography, ultrasound, in house lab, and dental. Wonderful, dedicated support staff including multiple CVTs. No on call, flexible hours....
13 hours ago
Sandwich Veterinary Hospital - Sandwich, IL
Sandwich Veterinary Hospital is a busy 6-doctor hospital looking to add a full-time Veterinary Associate to our dedicated and professional team. We treat small and large animals with the exception...
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4 hours ago Sandwich Veterinary Hospital
Oak Knoll Animal Hospital - Moline, IL
Skills and Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university....
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4 hours ago Oak Knoll Animal Hospital
Animal Hospital of Woodstock - Woodstock, IL
Skills and Basic Qualifications A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be...
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4 hours ago Animal Hospital of Woodstock
National Veterinary Associates - Minooka, IL
Dental radiography Digital x-rays Laser Surgery New Catalyst/Procyte blood analyzers Mobile cardiac/abdominal US available The Village of Minooka is a charming community founded in 1869 along the route...
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Pathway - Arlington Heights, IL
We have opportunities for veterinarians in Illinois!...
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O'Brien Veterinary Group - Robinson, IL
At Robinson Hospital for Animals, we strive for greatness through education and communication. The relationship we have built with the Robsinson, IL community is well respected and everlasting. We...
1 day ago
University of Illinois - Champaign, IL
A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career. n The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities....
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Peoria, IL
We believe hiring doctors with diverse perspectives, ideas, and cultures, permits us to deliver to the highest quality of preventive care for each pet and client....
15 hours ago
Northbrook Animal Clinic - Northbrook, IL
Veterinarians with experience or new graduates will be considered. Practice owners Dr. Scott Jones and Dr....
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4 hours ago Northbrook Animal Clinic
Mundelein Animal Hospital - Mundelein, IL
This growing practice is now considering candidates for Associate Veterinarian and Managing Veterinarian roles....
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4 hours ago Mundelein Animal Hospital

Demographic Data for Illinois

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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 Illinois

This is the average annual salary for Veterinarian jobs in Illinois as reported by the BLS.


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Illinois offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (30.7%)
  • 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 Illinois
  • 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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