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Average Entry-Level Veterinarian Salary in Canada

C$72,671
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C$3,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Veterinarian in Canada is C$72,671.
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CA$51k
MEDIAN
CA$73k
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CA$86k
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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 General Surgery, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Preventative 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 early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$78,201 based on 217 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.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 428 survey responses.
Early Career
50.7%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
16.6%
Late Career
12.6%

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