Veterinarian Jobs in Des Moines, IA

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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GPAC - Polk City, IA (14 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Job Description: Veterinarian I am seeking a full time Veterinarian for a full-service small animal hospital....
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GPAC - Johnston, IA (9 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Job Description: Veterinarian I am seeking a full time Veterinarian for a full-service small animal hospital....
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GPAC - Waukee, IA (13 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Job Description: Veterinarian I am seeking a full time Veterinarian for a full-service small animal hospital....
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GPAC - Ankeny, IA (8 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Job Description: Veterinarian I am seeking a full time Veterinarian for a full-service small animal hospital....
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Heska - Des Moines, IA
Care and Use Committee Create/update and conduct training for Regulatory and Animal Care staff Assess health of laboratory animals and provide medical care as needed Quality Assurance support Other...
1 day ago
Animal Rescue League - Des Moines, IA (3 miles from Des Moines, IA)
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. is seeking an experienced veterinarian to add to our medical staff....
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4 days ago
Animal Rescue League of Iowa - Des Moines, IA (3 miles from Des Moines, IA)
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. is seeking an experienced veterinarian to add to our medical staff....
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7 days ago
Des Moines, IA
Veterinarian GPAC Des Moines, IA Full Time Job Details Company Overview Veterinarian I am seeking a full time Veterinarian for a full-service small animal hospital....
8 days ago
Des Moines, IA
General Practice Veterinarian GPAC Des Moines, IA Full Time Job Details Company Overview One of the area's most reputable, highly desired and established practices is looking for a full time Veterinarian...
13 days ago
Iowa Veterinary Specialties - Urbandale, IA (1 mile from Des Moines, IA)
With 11 emergency veterinarians, full time Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine departments as well as 2 boarded staff specialty surgeons, part time exotics department and palliative care department...
15 days ago
Iowa Veterinary Specialties - Des Moines, IA
With 11 emergency veterinarians, full time Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine departments as well as 2 boarded staff specialty surgeons, part time exotics department and palliative care department...
28 days ago
National Veterinary Associates (NVA) - Des Moines, IA
Our 7 doctor practice in Urbandale, Iowa is seeking a Walk-In/Urgent Care Veterinarian to join our healthcare team full time!...
30+ days ago
Blue River PetCare - Indianola, IA (20 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Many of our patients are small animals, but we are happy to see pocket pets, avian and exotic species too. Our ideal candidate would be ready to join a fast-paced environment!...
30+ days ago
Kindness Pet Clinic - Indianola, IA (20 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Many of our patients are small animals, but we are happy to see pocket pets, avian and exotic species too. Our ideal candidate would be ready to join a fast-paced environment!...
45+ days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Urbandale, IA (1 mile from Des Moines, IA)
Associate Veterinarian Value Vet Job Description Our 7 doctor practice in Urbandale, Iowa is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our healthcare team full time!...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinarian Jobs in Des Moines, IA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinarian jobs in Des Moines, IA as reported by the BLS.

$96,840

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Des Moines, IA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (30.8%)
  • 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 Des Moines, IA
  • 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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