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Average Veterinarian Salary in United Kingdom

£34,404
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,750
Bonus
£1,100
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Veterinarian in United Kingdom is £34,404.
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£25k
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£34k
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£50k
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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.

Career Paths

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Veterinarian
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Veterinarians?

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

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 £27,118 based on 14 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £31,064 based on 108 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £38,084 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £40,462 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £44,332.
Employees with Veterinarian in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 13.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chelmsford, England: Essex (11.7% more) and Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bristol, England: Bristol (12.8% less), Norwich, England: Norfolk (5.0% less) and Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (3.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 258 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Early Career
41.9%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
9.3%

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