Veterinarian Jobs in Iowa

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 - Des Moines, IA
Job Description: Veterinarian....
21 hours ago
Blairs Ferry Pet Hospital - Cedar Rapids, IA
Seeking a full time associate veterinarian looking for a great opportunity in a collaborative environment. We are a busy small animal exclusive practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa....
2 days ago
VetCor - Ames, IA
is seeking a full-time veterinarian to join our well-established practice....
2 days ago
Animal Rescue League - Des Moines, IA
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. is seeking an experienced veterinarian to add to our medical staff....
Veterinary Recruiting and Staffing Services - Davenport, IA
Associate Veterinarian (4 days a week, $95K - $135K base + Production Commission + Hiring Bonus) Due to our high client growth rate, Animal Family Veterinary Care Center is seeking an Associate Veterinarian...
1 day ago
Valley View Veterinary Clinic - Council Bluffs, IA
Independant, progressive small animal five veterinarian practice in Iowa. We are located in a metropolitan community of around one million people....
18 hours ago
Animal Rescue League of Iowa - Des Moines, IA
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. is seeking an experienced veterinarian to add to our medical staff....
Pathway - Bettendorf, IA
Glenroads Veterinary Clinic is looking for a or Part-Time Associate Veterinarian to join our amazing team! Our clients and their animals are our sole reason for existing....
6 days ago
VetCor - Iowa City, IA
We are seeking a veterinarian to join our growing team, who is interested in a work environment that offers variety from day-to-day....
7 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!...
7 days ago
Dutch Pet - Des Moines, IA
Our team, our healthcare entity clients, and the veterinarians we work with are all extremely talented and motivated....
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Dickinson County Animal Clinic - Spirit Lake, IA
Dickinson County Animal Clinic in Spirit Lake, Iowa is seeking a third full-time veterinarian to join our team! We are a rapidly growing Small Animal practice....
PetVet Care Centers - Ankeny, IA
Overview Creature Comforts Veterinary Hospital is searching for a veterinarian to join us at our full service practice in Ankeny, Iowa....
8 days ago
Heartland Vet Partners - Iowa City, IA
Brian Hayes in 2002 as a means to take the stress out of visiting the veterinarian....
8 days ago
Heartland Vet Partners - West Des Moines, IA
Christy Wauhob, who are licensed, experienced veterinarians. Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise....
8 days ago

Demographic Data for Iowa

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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 Iowa

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

$88,690

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Iowa offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (30.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (24.9%)
  • High School or GED (18.3%)
  • 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 Iowa
  • 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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