Veterinarians are medical professionals who treat health problems in animals.
Here’s everything you need to know about working in veterinary medicine.
What is the salary of a veterinarian in the UK?
As a matter of fact reported that the average salary for a veterinarian in July 2023 is £84,449.
This varies depending on the company you work for and your location.
Salaries can increase over time as you gain more experience.
The best paying cities to work as a veterinarian in the UK are:
- Luton – £91,139 a year on average
- Liverpool – £85,358 a year on average
- Manchester – £85,106 per year on average
- Leeds – £83,028 a year on average
- Coventry – £63,386 a year on average
- London – £53,712 a year on average
- Ringwood – £60.00 per year on average
- Blackburn – £59,707 a year on average
- Sevenoaks – £67,899 per year on average
According to the government website, salaries for experienced veterinarians go up to £50,000, while entry-level salaries start at £30,000.
The average working week for a veterinarian is 43 hours.
You may need to work evenings and weekends and be on call.
How can I become a vet?
After completing your studies, you can register with the RCVS as a veterinarian.
Then, as a veterinary assistant, you will put what you have learned at the university into practice – albeit under supervision.
This also gives you time to think about where you would like to work before becoming a fully qualified veterinarian.
What qualifications do I need to become a veterinarian?
To become a fully qualified veterinarian, you must complete a veterinary degree.
A full-time veterinary degree typically takes five to six years to complete.
If you already have a degree in a related subject, you may be able to pursue a four-year veterinary degree.
You must obtain a degree from a university that offers a course recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
- University of Bristol
- University of Cambridge
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Glasgow
- University of Liverpool
- University of Nottingham
- Royal Veterinary College London
- University of Surrey
- Keele University and Harper Adams University