Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 10038$33.45/hr$17.89/hr$28.42/hr$34.18/hr$38.81/hr$46.07/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing10$49.02/hr
Professional and Business Services1,370$44.41/hr
Education and Health Services10$46.56/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration50$43.96/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$34.32/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$41.93/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$42.05/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$38.63/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$40.11/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 70$46.32/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$38.99/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$43.48/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$45.44/hr19.4%
Northwest Minnesota 100$34.18/hr14.3%
Northwest Balance of State 100$33.92/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 120$41.69/hr35.5%
Southeast Balance of State 170$44.42/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 230$44.81/hr4.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 770$46.84/hr22.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 920$46.37/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,460$44.21/hr20.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Orthodontists N/A>$100/hrN/A
Optometrists 900$59.82/hr15.7%
Chiropractors 1,170$38.77/hr11.2%
Podiatrists 150$76.98/hr11.6%


  • Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
  • Euthanize animals.
  • Inoculate animals against various diseases, such as rabies or distemper.
  • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
  • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
  • Counsel clients about the deaths of their pets or about euthanasia decisions for their pets.
  • Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions, or treatment options.
  • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
  • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
  • Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic or ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.