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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Veterinary Specialty Center - Buffalo Grove, IL
As an emergency veterinarian, Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove, IL knows your wish list: • Working for an established, privately-owned specialty and emergency hospital with an incredible...
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Ethos Veterinary Health - Orland Park, IL
This teamwork and camaraderie leads to delivering exceptional service to our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians....
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The Animal Medical Center - Skokie, IL
Animal Medical Center in Skokie, IL is looking for an associate veterinarian to join our AAHA certified, companion animal practice....
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Glen Ellyn Animal Hospital - Glen Ellyn, IL
Are you a Veterinarian looking to join a collaborative, supportive and friendly team? Look no further!...
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Yorkville Animal Hospital - Yorkville, 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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Bradley Animal Hospital - Bradley, IL
Bradley Animal Hospital is looking for a full or part-time veterinarian to join our team. Our primary patients are cats, dogs and exotics....
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Veterinary Specialty Center - Buffalo Grove, IL
As an emergency veterinarian, Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove, IL knows your wish list: Working for an established, privately-owned specialty and emergency hospital with an incredible reputation...
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Animal Care League - Oak Park, IL
Since Animal Care League houses and adopts out exotics such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and birds, experience with exotics is preferred, or candidates must have a willingness to train/learn....
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Ethos Veterinary Health - Orland Park, IL
This teamwork and camaraderie leads to delivering exceptional service to our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians....
14 hours ago
GPAC - Algonquin, 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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GPAC - Buffalo Grove, 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...
15 hours ago
Carevet - Rockford, IL
Changing economic times, changing expectations of animal care, and advancing technology within our profession have allowed us to steadily grow in the last 20 years....
2 days ago
Hawthorne Park Animal Care Center - Bloomington, IL
Skills and Basic Qualifications A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university....
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GPAC - Chicago, IL
An established and well-respected Veterinary Clinic in the area is searching for Veterinarians. The ideal candidate has several years of DVM experience and is looking for leadership opportunities....
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National Veterinary Associates - Plano, IL
monday/tuesday/thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. wednesday/friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. saturdays until 12:00 p.m. closed on sundays and holidays skills and qualifications: doctor of veterinary medicine...
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Demographic Data for Illinois

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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...

Veterinary Assistant Series

If you love animals and have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant, the Veterinary Assistant Series may be perfect for you. Taught by a practicing veterinarian and college...


First Aid for Pets
This course is run by our veterinarian, Dr Katherine, and will equip pet owners with the basic knowledge they need to help their pets in emergencies. It includes a series of explanatory videos,...

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 (30.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.2%)
  • High School or GED (18.6%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.4%)
  • Vocational 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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