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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
Northwest Minnesota 14017$48.70/hr$29.70/hr$39.98/hr$48.53/hr$55.96/hr$64.04/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,740$52.43/hr
Education and Health Services20$57.04/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration50$52.61/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$41.59/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$49.21/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$49.37/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$48.65/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$51.22/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$49.37/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$49.37/hr11.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$52.53/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 100$47.78/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$48.72/hr13.0%
Southeast Balance of State 110$49.49/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 130$48.53/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$48.53/hr14.2%
Southeast Minnesota 150$50.80/hr14.8%
Central Minnesota 210$50.87/hr9.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,080$53.19/hr13.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,220$53.19/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,830$52.43/hr13.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 440>$100/hr-1.3%
Dermatologists 420>$100/hrN/A
Chiropractors 1,150$35.21/hr13.6%
Anesthesiologists 870N/A-3.0%
Podiatrists 170>$100/hr2.4%
Optometrists 750$67.96/hr7.1%
Nurse Midwives 240$62.46/hr12.2%
Physical Therapists 4,140$47.82/hr13.8%
Exercise Physiologists 140$30.98/hr11.7%

  • 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.