The average salary for a Veterinarian in South Africa is R509,327.
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Job Description for Veterinarian
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 any…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.
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Popular Skills for Veterinarian
Medicine / Surgery
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency Medicine, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Preventative Medicine, General Surgery and Medicine / Surgery.
Pay by Experience Level for Veterinarian
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 R440,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R460,652 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R526,909 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R582,717 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R751,571.
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