Code: 29-1131.00

Also known as: Companion Animal Practitioner, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Emergency Veterinarian (Emergency Vet), Large Animal Veterinarian (Large Animal Vet), Mixed Animal Veterinarian (Mixed Animal Vet), Small Animal Veterinarian (Small Animal Vet), Veterinary Medicine Doctor (DVM), Veterinary Surgeon (Vet Surgeon), Veterinary Surgical Specialist (Vet Surgical Specialist), Zoo Veterinarian (Zoo Vet)

Description: Veterinarians are responsible for the care and health of animals. Much like a human physician, they diagnose and treat medical condition in livestock, pets and other animals. Veterinarians must obtain a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine.


Typical wages

10% $60,690
25% $79,430
Median $99,250
75% $126,260
90% $164,490
10% $29.18
25% $38.19
Median $47.72
75% $60.7
90% $79.08

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 4,500