£33,366
Avg. Salary
£20.78
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£1,987

Profit Sharing

£3,000

Commission

£2,000

The average pay for a Veterinary Surgeon is £20.78 per hour.

The average pay for a Veterinary Surgeon is £33,366 per year.

$15
10%
$21
50%
$26
90%
MEDIAN $21
$25k
10%
$33k
50%
$46k
90%
MEDIAN $33,366
£25,031 - £45,880
£25K
£33K
£46K
MEDIAN: £33,366
10%
50%
90%
£14.63 - £25.78
£15
£21
£26
MEDIAN: £20.78
10%
50%
90%
£0£47K
Salary £25,031 - £45,880
Bonus £507 - £6,089
Profit Sharing £3,000
Commission £203 - £10,850
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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£25,264 - £47,760
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,005
Hourly Data £0£39
Hourly Rate £14.63 - £25.78
Overtime £10.00 - £39.49
Annual Data £0£47K
Bonus £507 - £6,089
Commission £203 - £10,850
Profit Sharing £3,000
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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£25,264 - £47,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

Job Description for Veterinary Surgeon

Like human doctors, veterinarians often have specialties or areas of expertise. If an animal has a serious injury or needs a tricky operation, a veterinarian surgeon is called upon. To qualify for this position, students need to engage in extra training after they graduate from veterinary school. They must complete at least a one-year internship and a three-year residency program. While participating in this training, there are stringent requirements that students must meet. They must take on certain types of cases and volumes of work, in addition to submitting research to be published in a scientific journal. There is also, of course, a thorough examination to test the students’ knowledge before completion of the residency. Upon finishing the residency and passing the exam, students then become board-certified surgeons.

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Veterinary Surgeon Tasks

  • Perform surgery on small domestic animals or pets and/or farm animals.
  • May also perform research and / or teach courses at a veterinary school.
  • Specialize in advanced surgical procedures such as joint replacement, oncological surgery and complicated wound management.

Veterinary Surgeon Job Listings

Popular Skills for Veterinary Surgeon

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Surgeon

Pay by Experience for a Veterinary Surgeon has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinary Surgeon with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤31,000 based on 325 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinary Surgeon with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤36,000 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Surgeon which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤41,000 based on 99 salaries. A Veterinary Surgeon with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤40,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

3%

National Average: £34,127

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Veterinary Surgeon Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Veterinary Surgeon?

Veterinary Surgeon in Belfast:
Pros: Good team.
Cons: Long hours. Feel pay doesn't reflect time studied or hours worked.

Veterinary Surgeon in England: Norfolk:
"Try Before You Buy."
It is imperative for any young person wishing to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, that they are fully aware of not only the difficulty in achieving the degree, the substantial education costs and time commitment involved, but also the nature and type of work required from them, the anti-social hours, and the relatively low grades of pay for such highly educated individuals. Compared with doctors and dentists, veterinarians are underpaid.

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Key Stats for Veterinary Surgeon

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Veterinary Surgeon Salaries

▲19%

▲18%

▲6%

National Average
₤34,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Surgeon Salaries


▲2%

National Average
₤34,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 85%