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Average Veterinarian Salary in Canada

C$78,574
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,026
Bonus
C$9,887
Commission
C$13,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Veterinarian in Canada is C$78,574.
10%
CA$55k
MEDIAN
CA$79k
90%
CA$100k
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C$55k - C$100k
Bonus
C$444 - C$10k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$13k
Commission
C$6k - C$27k
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C$53k - C$110k
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What Do Veterinarians Do?

Veterinarian Tasks
  • Examine animals to detect and determine health, injury, or illnesses.
  • Counsel pet owners around treatment and diagnosis, and perform authorization when required.
  • Administer vaccinations and collect samples for testing for pathogens or diseases.
  • Provide immediate treatment and care including diagnosis, prescriptions, and/or advice and behavior changes.

Job Satisfaction for Veterinarian

3.9 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Veterinarians?

Skills in Preventative Medicine, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, General Surgery and Emergency Medicine are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medicine / Surgery.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Veterinarians?

An entry-level Veterinarian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$72,490 based on 61 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$78,096 based on 218 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$82,098 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$87,026 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$88,983.
Employees with Veterinarian in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 13.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (8.5% more) and London, Ontario (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (1.5% less) and Toronto, Ontario (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 498 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.2%
Early Career
43.8%
Mid Career
17.5%
Experienced
14.3%
Late Career
12.2%

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