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Living and Working in Canada

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about 1 year ago

by Ciaran

Living and Working in Canada

Living and working as a veterinarian in Canada can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Canada has a strong and growing veterinary industry with many opportunities for veterinarians to work in a variety of settings and specialties.

To work as a veterinarian in Canada, one must be a graduate of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at an accredited veterinary college either in Canada or from one of the overseas accredited Universities, followed by passing the National Examining Board (NEB) exams. There are currently five accredited veterinary colleges in Canada located in Guelph, Montreal, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Prince Edward Island. For further information on whether your university is accredited you can check the list here

Once a veterinarian is licensed to practice in Canada, they can work in a variety of settings such as private practices, specialty clinics, research institutions, government agencies, and zoos. They can also work with a wide range of animals, including domestic pets, livestock, wildlife, and exotic animals.

In terms of salary, the average annual salary for a veterinarian in Canada is around $100,000 to $150,000 CAD, but this can vary depending on the type of practice and location. Veterinarians working in rural areas may earn more due to higher demand, while those working in urban areas may earn less due to higher competition. Many practices will offer sign on bonus, relocation assistance and in some circumstances accommodation or help with finding some.

Canada also offers a high quality of life, with excellent healthcare, education, and social programs. The country has a diverse culture and offers many outdoor recreational activities, such as skiing, hiking, and camping.

Overall, living and working as a veterinarian in Canada can provide a fulfilling career with many opportunities for growth and development.

To find out more about moving to Canada or finding a new opportunity there get in touch with our specialist team.

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