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Average Early-Career Veterinarian Salary in Canada

C$78,201
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,027
Bonus
C$9,826
Commission
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The average salary for an Early-Career Veterinarian in Canada is C$78,201.
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CA$59k
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Veterinarians?

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

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$72,671 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$82,098 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$86,634 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 London, Ontario earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (6.4% more) and Calgary, Alberta (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (22.6% less), Toronto, Ontario (4.0% less) and Montréal, Québec (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 273 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.7%
Mid Career
31.5%
Experienced
26.0%
Late Career
19.8%

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