The average salary for an Entry-Level Veterinarian is C$70,345 per year.

C$50,612 - C$88,302
C$51K
C$70K
C$88K
MEDIAN: C$70,260
10%
50%
90%
C$14.09 - C$45.73
C$14
C$33
C$46
MEDIAN: C$33.45
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$90K
Salary C$50,612 - C$88,302
Bonus C$475 - C$6,500
Commission C$9,076
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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C$48,515 - C$90,530
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 263
Hourly Data C$0C$69
Hourly Rate C$14.09 - C$45.73
Hourly Tips C$2.86
Overtime C$10.14 - C$69.04
Annual Data C$0C$90K
Bonus C$475 - C$6,500
Commission C$9,076
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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C$48,515 - C$90,530
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

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 needed services such as surgery or medication. Preventative care is an important part of the job to ensure long-term animal health. Other services may be offered by the facility where the veterinarian practices (such as grooming), and though veterinarians do not typically perform these services, they may recommend them. A veterinarian also has management duties, overseeing assistants who help them carry out some tasks.

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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.

Veterinarian Job Listings

Veterinarian Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Veterinarian in Pembroke:
"Be cautious."
Be cautious of the contract you are entering into.

Veterinarian in Halifax:
Very stressful, long hours, pay is low for the amount of work and stress involved.

Key Stats for Veterinarian

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 32%