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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Scott County Animal Hospital, pc - Eldridge, IA
Veterinarian wanted to fit into our team environment and possibly add new skills or services. We believe in work-life balance....
11 hours ago
Des Moines, IA
This is done by all doctors at the practice staying current with new technology and the latest advances in animal care....
10 hours ago
Hire Power Consulting - Burlington, IA
We offer a full range of diagnostic tools including digital radiography, dental radiography, ultrasound and in-house labs....
3 days ago
Hire Power Consulting - Hiawatha, IA
Experienced veterinarians will find our facilities, equipment, and support team to be outstanding....
3 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Davenport, IA
Skills and Basic 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...
3 days ago
Summer Street Animal Clinic - Burlington, IA
We offer a full range of diagnostic tools including digital radiography, dental radiography, ultrasound and in-house labs....
4 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Des Moines, IA
Skills and Basic Qualifications A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university....
4 days ago
Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital and Emergency Veterinary Service of Iowa City - Iowa City, IA
Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital in Iowa City, IA is looking for an associate veterinarian to replace a doctor who is sadly relocating....
6 days ago
Anamosa Veterinary Clinic - Anamosa, IA
We offer emergency services but this work load is split between 8 veterinarians....
7 days ago
Kimberly Pines Veterinary Hospital - Davenport, IA
Skills and Basic Qualifications Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university....
8 days ago
Kindness Pet Clinic - Indianola, IA
With continued growth due to our emphasis on high-quality care, we are now positioned to welcome an additional Associate Veterinarian to round out our team....
9 days ago
Department Of Agriculture - Hospers, IA
Education Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional degree is required. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine transcript must show your name, college name, and date degree was awarded....
9 days ago
Department Of Agriculture - Sioux City, IA
Education Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional degree is required. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine transcript must show your name, college name, and date degree was awarded....
10 days ago
Department Of Agriculture - Waterloo, IA
Education Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional degree is required. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine transcript must show your name, college name, and date degree was awarded....
10 days ago
Department Of Agriculture - Storm Lake, IA
Education Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional degree is required. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine transcript must show your name, college name, and date degree was awarded....
10 days ago

Demographic Data for Iowa

Moving to Iowa? Find some basic demographic data about Iowa 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 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 (29.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.1%)
  • High School or GED (19.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (7.3%)
  • Master's Degree (3.8%)
  • 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 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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