Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Veterinarian is $87,586
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 $80,582 based on 20 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,725 based on 41 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Veterinarians Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.
- Examine animals to detect and determine health, injury, or illnesses.
- Counsel pet owners around treatment and diagnosis, and perform authorization when required.