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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 23044$45.24/hr$33.78/hr$37.51/hr$44.81/hr$53.87/hr$60.19/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 Click link for details 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 Click link for details 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.