The average salary for a Veterinarian in Canada is C$76,886.
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Job Description for Veterinarian
A veterinarian performs a wide variety of services related to animal health; the work is usually done at a private practice, though it can occur at a facility such as an animal care and control center or a zoo. Some common services that are performed by veterinarians are check ups, vaccinations, administering medicine, spaying and neutering, and other surgeries. For veterinarians who work with pets, the veterinarian communicates regularly with owners on how to best provide care and discusses any…Read more
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Veterinarian
Medicine / Surgery
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Skills in Preventative Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medicine / Surgery.
Pay by Experience Level for Veterinarian
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$70,870 based on 59 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$74,570 based on 229 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$81,263 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$85,910 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$82,234.
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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 Calgary, Alberta (7.2% more) and London, Ontario (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (3.5% less), Vancouver, British Columbia (1.7% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.4% less).
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