Average Salary For Veterinarian In South Africa

A veterinarian is a person qualified to treat diseased or injured animals; a veterinary surgeon.


Veterinarian Salary In South Africa

The average veterinarian salary in South Africa is R 960 000 per year or R 492 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 600 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 8 839 267 per year.

How do I become a vet in South Africa?

Required Qualification/s

In South Africa, you can only study a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), or you can opt for the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (BVetNurs) as a second option if you don’t make it in for veterinary science.

Are vets in demand in South Africa?

Veterinarians are urgently required in South Africa in order to bridge the skill shortages.

Not only will your work entail helping sick animals, but also educating people on matters such as sterilization and prevention. This is an opportunity for you to make a significant difference in the country.

What subjects do u need to be a vet?

To become a vet, you need to go to university and take a veterinary science or medicine degree.

The course normally takes 5 years.

To be considered for a place at vet school, you will need to have a strong science background.

It’s important that you enjoy and are good at subjects such as biology, chemistry, and physics.

Where do vets work in South Africa?

Qualified vets can work in the public sector as state veterinarians, in veterinary public health and food safety, in the import/export industry, in the SA National Defence Force or SAPS, or in diagnostic laboratories.

Private vets can specialize in pets (companion animal practice), equines, livestock, poultry, or game.

How many veterinarians are there in South Africa?

Is there a shortage of veterinarians in SA (private and state vets)? Yes.

The international norm is between 200 and 400 veterinarians per million of the population – yet currently, there are about 60 to 70 veterinarians per million in South Africa.