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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barrington Animal Hospital - Barrington, IL 60010, IL
VETERINARIAN – COME SEE THE VISION, LIVE THE DREAM! Come join Barrington Animal Hospital as we continue to grow and expand our current location....
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Lisle, IL
fitting a small animal veterinarian....
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Companion Animal Hospital Partners, LLC - Chicago, IL
Associate Veterinarian Wicker Park Chicago We take a Fear Free approach We foster growth & development throughout your Veterinary career By joining us, your passion is matched with excellent benefits...
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Kohn Animal Hospital - Northbrook, IL
: Private Practice Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent Kohn Animal Hospital is seeking an associate veterinarian to add to our team!...
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White Oaks West Animal Hospital - Springfield, IL
State License and memberships Skills and Basic Qualifications: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university....
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All Creatures Animal Hospital - Lake Zurich, IL
We reward our veterinarians with competitive salary, bonus, and benefits including healthcare, 401K, CE, vacation, dues, liability coverage and more....
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Animal Care Clinic of Homer Glen - Homer Glen, IL
Skills and Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university....
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2 days ago Animal Care Clinic of Homer Glen
Crest Hill Animal Hospital - Crest Hill, IL
License and DEA Skills and Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant...
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2 days ago Crest Hill Animal Hospital
Tender Care Animal Hospital - Peoria, IL 61615, IL
Both clinics are up to date with state-of-the-art in-house digital radiography, in-house diagnostic laboratory, surgery laser and ultrasound....
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Fox Animal Hospital - Evanston, IL
Responsibilities also include routine soft tissue surgery, as well as routine dental procedures....
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Banfield Pet Hospital - South Elgin, 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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The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center - Chicago, IL
We are looking to add an associate veterinarian with at least 2 years of experience to join our compassionate, dedicated, hard working team....
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15 hours ago The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center
Banfield Pet Hospital - Joliet, IL
Job ID OK Location 2775 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, Illinois Job Type Full-time regular Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Sign-on bonus and/or relocation up to $40,000 Banfield aspires to be a practice where...
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Downers Grove, IL
Job ID NA Location 1550 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, Illinois Job Type Full-time regular Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Sign-on bonus and/or relocation up to $40,000 Banfield aspires to be a practice...
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SportsVet Animal Medical Center - Savoy, IL
Skills and Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed...
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2 days ago SportsVet Animal Medical Center

Demographic Data for Illinois

Moving to Illinois? Find some basic demographic data about Illinois below.


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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.

$108,280

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Illinois offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (29.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.1%)
  • High School or GED (19.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.6%)
  • Vocational or Certification (7.3%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some High School (2.0%)
  • Some College (1.7%)

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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