Veterinary Surgeon Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Veterinary Surgeon is $88,229 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Veterinary Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$43,631 - $147,570
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National Salary Data

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$43,631 - $147,570  
   
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Total Pay (?
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$43,395 - $151,243  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary surgeons perform surgeries on animals. Many of them specialize in certain types of animals. For example, there are veterinary surgeons who perform operations on small domestic animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits and other types of animals that people typically keep as pets. There are also veterinary surgeons who specialize in equine medicine, which means that they perform surgery on horses. Livestock veterinary surgeons perform surgery on cattle, sheep and other farm animals. Some surgeons are specialists in caring for wildlife.
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Veterinary Surgeon Tasks
  • Specialize in advanced surgical procedures such as joint replacement, oncological surgery and complicated wound management.
  • May also perform research and / or teach courses at a veterinary school.
  • Perform surgery on small domestic animals or pets and/or farm animals.

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Experience Affects Veterinary Surgeon Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$90,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 16%
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