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 - Crystal Lake, IL
Appointment based practice that will welcome walk-ins and emergencies Ultrasound Cold laser and surgical laser Digital Radiology Hydrotherapy Treadmill and cold laser therapy Pharmacy and diagnostics...
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Looking for a great place to mentorship from a long established practice? Established small animal practice with excellent client base and community involvement in Northbrook looking for a highly...
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Kriser's Natural Pet - Park Ridge, IL
care Deliver outstanding customer service working directly with both patients and pet parents daily Education/ Experience: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree....
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Hoffman Estates, IL
care for each pet and client.Banfield's veterinarians apply their extraordinary passion, skills, and education, at every practice location....
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Markham Animal Clinic Limited - Chicago, IL
The Associate Veterinarian will need an educational background of at least: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university....
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Evanston, IL
Experience, Education and/or Training Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required. License in good standing with the applicable state veterinary board....
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Illiana Veterinary Hospital - South Holland, IL
Illiana Veterinary Hospital in South Holland, IL is seeking an associate veterinarian to join our growing team....
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Rodawold Veterinary Services, LLC - Momence, IL
Veterinarian licensed in Illinois...
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GPAC - Petersburg, IL
+ years of professional experience Small animal experience Positive attitude with strong ability to connect personally with clients A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from...
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Ethos Veterinary Health - Grayslake, IL
This teamwork and camaraderie leads to delivering exceptional service to our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians....
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National Veterinary Associates - Mundelein, 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...
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Springbrook Animal Care Center - Naperville, IL
e are looking for a full-time veterinarian at Springbrook Animal Care Center, new grads welcome!...
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Countryside Veterinary Center - Countryside, IL
Your future 9 DVM and 15 technician partners are waiting to meet you in our small animal and exotics practice. We offer continued support and constant resources no matter your experience level....
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Randall Road Animal Hospital - Crystal Lake, IL
Appointment based practice that will welcome walk-ins and emergencies Ultrasound Cold laser and surgical laser Digital Radiology Hydrotherapy Treadmill and cold laser therapy Pharmacy and diagnostics...
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1 day ago Randall Road Animal Hospital
Elmhurst Animal Care Center - Elmhurst, IL
We are looking for a full-time veterinarian at Elmhurst Animal Care Center....
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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...

Chicken Behaviour and Welfare
This course explains the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks...

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 (29.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.2%)
  • High School or GED (18.9%)
  • 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 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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