Vet Salary

The average Vet salary in UK is £27,940.89

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Vet Job Description Summary

Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals. Most veterinarians work in private clinics and hospitals.

Average Salary: £27,940.89

Min: £20,493.00 Max: £44,861.00

Average Vet Salary in UK: £27,940.89


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Recommended Vet Jobs in UK

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Location: Blackford

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: Axe Valley Veterinary Practice Blackford

Job Hours: Part-time

Posted on 09/05/2022 The full job description covers all associated skills, previous experience, and any qualifications that applicants are expected to have. The Role Here at Axe Valley Vets, we are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse or 2nd year Student Veterinary Nurse to join...

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Recruiter: Vets4Pets

Job Hours: Unknown

Veterinary Nursing careers that put you first Vets4Pets champions the well-being of our employees. We’ve dedicated time to listen to our vets and nurses, because recognising the pressure of these roles is vital. Not only in providing the best possible treatment for pets, but for the welfare of...Read More

Official Veterinarian

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Location: Not Specified

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: Lloyd Cowan Veterinary Recruitment

Job Hours: Unknown

*Competitive salary up to £45k**Modern, state of the art facility**Lead, develop Veterinary Team*Lloyd & Cowan is a Specialist Veterinary Recruitment Consultancy, and we are seeking to recruit an Official Veterinarian required for a mixed practice based in South Wales.Large multi-disciplinary tea...

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Location: Lordswood

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: Unicorn Vets Park Surgery

Job Hours: Unknown

Posted on 02/02/2022 For a complete understanding of this opportunity, and what will be required to be a successful applicant, read on. The Role We are looking for a proactive Registered Veterinary Nurse who is keen to join a progressive team of nurses. Ideally someone willing to become a clinical ...

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Location: Blackford

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: Axe Valley Veterinary Practice Blackford

Job Hours: Part-time

Posted on 09/05/2022The full job description covers all associated skills, previous experience, and any qualifications that applicants are expected to have.The RoleHere at Axe Valley Vets, we are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse or 2nd year Student Veterinary Nurse to join our...

Salary by Region

Compare Vet salaries across different regions

Region Salary
Scotland £25,775.74
Wales £27,297.06
Northern Ireland £29,703.38
East Midlands £26,840.97
Eastern £28,408.52
London £28,906.88
North East £25,364.78
North West £26,268.66
South East £28,104.80
South West £28,246.27
West Midlands £28,206.46
Yorkshire and the Humber £27,700.94

Average Vet salary

The average salary for Vet jobs is a valuable metric for employees, employers, and candidates. The salary information can be a helpful insight when advertising jobs, making a job search, applying for jobs and negotiating salary.

Newly qualified Vet basic salary

Newly qualified Vets should expect to start their career with a salary that is lower than the UK average earnings for the role. It can take several years working as a Vet to achieve the average UK salary.

Your initial per year salary may also be influenced by factors such as the region and city where you work, with London typically offering more than other major cities. Whether you work in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland will also alter the job’s average gross and net earnings.

Fully qualified Vet salaries

Your experience level directly affects where in the salary range your earnings will fall. Senior salaries are usually achieved by those who become fully qualified in their field.

Vet career development

In the Healthcare industry, you might be rewarded for the number of years you have worked with the employer. However, promotions and higher pay per year cannot always be achieved by remaining in the same department or company.

Professional development and specialising in a specific area will warrant an appropriate salary increase. Still, you might need to consider setting up a job alert, making a job search, and moving to another company or department to maximise your earnings or find relevant opportunities for progression.

Vet take home pay

In the United Kingdom, your career decisions should not be solely focused on take-home pay. Your average total compensation may include benefits that offer more value than a paycheque.

For example, health insurance, a company vehicle, part or full-time remote working, company share schemes, higher paid annual holiday days, a short commute, and maternity and paternity leave are benefits that can contribute towards your living standards, work/life balance, and job satisfaction.

Increase your annual salary with a Vet pay rise

A pay rise can raise your earnings per year and should be compared against the Healthcare industry average salary pay rise. Comparing your salary rise against metrics such as inflation will tell you if you will be better or worse off during the following year. It would help if you also weighed up your pay increase against the nation's cost of living increase.

If you intend to negotiate a rise above the UK average salary, you will need facts, figures, and percentages to quantify your rise. Before negotiating better pay rates, you should prepare yourself for the discussion. Bring together all the evidence that adds weight to your case for a higher salary, including the average Vet wage, your qualifications, achievements, and recognition.

Get paid more than your job’s average base salary with further training

Further qualifications and training will help you increase your average earnings. Training options include job-relevant diplomas, A levels, and degrees. Completing a course on a specific topic, application, or equipment will also improve your earning potential.

Earn more per year with extra shifts

Working overtime is another option that will help you be paid more than an average salary for your job. If your personal circumstances and commitments allow, you could also work unsocial hours with an hourly pay rate higher than your standard hourly rate.