Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Associate Veterinarian is $91,430
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Associate Veterinarians?
An entry-level Associate Veterinarian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $86,000 based on 7 salaries. An early career Associate Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,418 based on 12 salaries.
What Do Associate Veterinarians Do?
Associate veterinarian positions are available at many pet hospitals, veterinary clinics, and veterinarians' offices. Requirements for these jobs often vary based on the size of the hospital, the pay level, and demand for the position. However, educational requirements generally include a doctor of veterinary medicine degree or equivalent. Many positions also require a license with state veterinary boards, and some jobs require a license with the Drug Enforcement Agency as well. Previous …Read more
- 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.