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Occupational Employment Statistics


29-1131 Veterinarians

Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 19022$57.19/hr$35.37/hr$39.87/hr$51.66/hr$63.37/hr$83.03/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,560$51.77/hr
Education and Health Services30$50.93/hr
Other ServicesN/A$50.56/hr
Public Administration60$50.16/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$51.49/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$50.63/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$50.98/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$40.65/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$51.84/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$50.74/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$48.84/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$49.82/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$49.71/hr11.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$50.14/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 100$48.64/hr13.0%
Southeast Balance of State 110$48.65/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 130$50.06/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$50.06/hr14.2%
Southeast Minnesota 150$50.41/hr14.8%
Central Minnesota 190$51.66/hr9.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 990$51.86/hr13.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,140$51.98/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,680$51.51/hr13.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 500>$100/hr-1.3%
Dermatologists 750>$100/hrN/A
Chiropractors 1,220$39.69/hr13.6%
Anesthesiologists 680N/A-3.0%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons N/AN/AN/A
Radiologists 150>$100/hrN/A
Podiatrists 150>$100/hr2.4%
Optometrists 570$64.81/hr7.1%
Nurse Midwives 200$61.85/hr12.2%
Physical Therapists 4,510$40.78/hr13.8%

  • Counsel clients about the deaths of their pets or about euthanasia decisions for their pets.
  • Inoculate animals against various diseases, such as rabies or distemper.
  • Euthanize animals.
  • Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
  • Train or supervise workers who handle or care for animals.
  • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
  • Inspect and test horses, sheep, poultry, or other animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases.
  • Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic or ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
  • Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions, or treatment options.
  • Provide care to a wide range of animals or specialize in a particular species, such as horses or exotic birds.