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Veterinarian

Pūkenga Hauora Kararehe

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Veterinarians treat sick and injured animals, provide general animal care, and advise about health care and disease prevention for pets and farm (production) animals.

Pay

New veterinarians usually earn

$58K-$76K per year

Experienced veterinarians usually earn

$76K-$130K per year

Source: New Zealand Veterinary Association, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a veterinarian are good due to a shortage of people in the role, particularly in rural areas.
A puppy gets their skin checked

Being a vet can be emotionally draining when animals are very sick

Last updated 1 June 2018