Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Veterinary Surgeon is $98,186
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Surgeons?
An entry-level Veterinary Surgeon with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $81,120 based on 16 salaries. An early career Veterinary Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,958 based on 61 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Veterinary Surgeons Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.