Veterinarian Jobs in Independence, MO

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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Pathway - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
$30,000 Sign-On Bonus and up to $150,000 long term bonus with our Veterinarian Incentive Plan!...
22 hours ago
Farview Veterinary Hospital - Independence, MO
Veterinarians are responsible for routine veterinary care including wellness exams, vaccinations, blood work, client education, spays/neuters, mass removal, and dentals....
VetCor - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Our Practice Great work-life balance with rotating Saturday shifts and no on-call requirements Digital radiography standard and dental Therapeutic laser New ultrasound In-house diagnostics Experienced...
22 hours ago
Parkville Heights Animal Hospital - Kansas City, MO (19 miles from Independence, MO)
Full time Associate Veterinarian needed to join our growing AAHA accredited small animal hospital in Parkville, Missouri. Parkville is a suburb in the Kansas City metropolitan area....
Turner Animal Hospital - Kansas City, KS (11 miles from Independence, MO)
Teamwork Our Hospital is equipped with the following to help you practice best medicine: Idexx Digital Radiography, Dental X- ray, a Dentalaire dental unit, a newly updated surgical suite, including...
4 days ago
O'Brien Veterinary Group - Grandview, MO (18 miles from Independence, MO)
Our progressive, fully-equipped hospital is looking to add another passionate veterinarian to our team....
6 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Merriam, KS (15 miles from Independence, MO)
state practice act and principles of veterinary medical ethics Leverage evidence-based medicine and continue pursuit of education to deliver quality patient care Devote yourself to the culture of preventive...
6 days ago
Home with Dignity - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
We are seeking a veterinarian to join the Home with Dignity family to help establish a new market in Kansas City, MO....
7 days ago
Blue Springs Animal Hospital and Pet Resort - Blue Springs, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
State of the art 12,000 sq ft facility, 12+ doctors, 75+ staff, advanced orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, ultrasound, echocardiography, video endoscopy, digital radiography, chemotherapy, wellness...
8 days ago
GPAC - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Job Description: Veterinarian I am seeking a full time Veterinarian for a full-service small animal hospital....
8 days ago
GPAC - Kansas City, KS (11 miles from Independence, MO)
Job Description: Veterinarian I am seeking a full time Veterinarian for a full-service small animal hospital....
8 days ago
Veterinary Practice Partners - Independence, MO
Three Trails Animal Hospital - Veterinary Practice Partners We are looking for an Associate Veterinarian to join our four-Doctor companion animal practice....
8 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Job Description Eagle Animal Hospital is looking for a veterinarian to join our 11-doctor practice! Voted Kansas City's Best Veterinarian in 2019 and 2020 and Best in the Northland 2021!...
11 days ago
Union Hill Animal Hospital - Kansas City, MO (9 miles from Independence, MO)
We will also work to equip you with the skills needed to become a successful, business minded veterinarian....
THRIVE Affordable Vet Care - Lees Summit, MO (14 miles from Independence, MO)
Our veterinarian teams are often comprised of experienced and recently graduated doctors, which encourages mentorship and learning....

Demographic Data for Independence, MO

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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 Independence, MO

This is the average annual salary for Veterinarian jobs in Independence, MO as reported by the BLS.


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinarian positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinarians in Independence, MO offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (30.7%)
  • 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 Independence, MO
  • 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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