Average Veterinarian Salary in Canada

C$76,886
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,061
Bonus
C$9,759
Commission
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The average salary for a Veterinarian in Canada is C$76,886.
10%
C$58k
MEDIAN
C$77k
90%
C$97k
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Salary
C$58k - C$97k
Bonus
C$464 - C$10k
Commission
C$6k - C$10k
Total Pay
C$56k - C$109k

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Job Description for Veterinarian

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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Popular Skills for Veterinarian

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 506 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.7%
Early Career
45.3%
Mid Career
15.4%
Experienced
15.0%
Late Career
12.6%