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Zoo Veterinarian Salary

How much does a Zoo Veterinarian make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Zoo Veterinarian

$84,630 (USD)/yr

$41 (USD)/hr

$1,439 (USD)/yr

$83,537 (USD)/yr

$40 (USD)/hr

$1,439 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Plans, directs, and participates in health care program of veterinary clinic in zoo: establishes and conducts effective quarantine and testing procedures for all incoming animals to ensure health of collection, prevent spread of disease, and comply with government regulations. Conducts regularly scheduled immunization and preventive care programs to maintain health of animals and guard against communicable diseases. Provides immediate medical attention to diseased or traumatized animals. Participates with other personnel in planning and executing nutrition and reproduction programs for animals in zoo. Develops special programs to encourage reproduction among animals designated as endangered species, based on knowledge of native habitat and instincts. Participates in employee training in handling and care of animals. Conducts postmortem studies and analyses. Cooperates with zoo and aquarium personnel to exchange information concerning care of animals, to arrange transfer, sale, or trade of animals, and to maintain nationwide inventory of animals of every species, including notation of live births. Acts as consultant to veterinarians in general practice seeking advice in treatment of exotic animals.
The average zoo veterinarian salary in United States is $84,630 or an equivalent hourly rate of $41. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,439. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$59,922 (USD)

$104,865 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$98,109 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Zoo Veterinarian will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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