A Veterinary Surgeon in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average salary of AU$89,924 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

AU$43,631 - AU$121,050
AU$44K
AU$79K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$78,614
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AU$25.34 - AU$50.93
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MEDIAN: AU$35.00
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AU$0AU$121K
Salary AU$43,631 - AU$121,050
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AU$48,936 - AU$107,598
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$25.34 - AU$50.93
Annual Data AU$0AU$107K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$48,936 - AU$107,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

Job Description for Veterinary Surgeon

Like human doctors, veterinarians often have specialties or areas of expertise. If an animal has a serious injury or needs a tricky operation, a veterinarian surgeon is called upon. To qualify for this position, students need to engage in extra training after they graduate from veterinary school. They must complete at least a one-year internship and a three-year residency program. While participating in this training, there are stringent requirements that students must meet. They must take on certain types of cases and volumes of work, in addition to submitting research to be published in a scientific journal. There is also, of course, a thorough examination to test the students’ knowledge before completion of the residency. Upon finishing the residency and passing the exam, students then become board-certified surgeons.

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Veterinary Surgeon Tasks

  • Perform surgery on small domestic animals or pets and/or farm animals.
  • May also perform research and / or teach courses at a veterinary school.
  • Specialize in advanced surgical procedures such as joint replacement, oncological surgery and complicated wound management.

Veterinary Surgeon Job Listings

Key Stats for Veterinary Surgeon

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Veterinary Surgeon Salaries

▲27%

National Average
AU$75,000

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 93%