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How much do equine veterinarians earn yearly?

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February 13, 2014 5:08PM

Median annual earnings of veterinarians were $66,590 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $51,420 and $88,060. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,020, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $118,430.

According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, average starting salaries of veterinary medical college graduates in 2004 varied by type of practice as follows:

Small animals, predominantly $50,878

Small animals, exclusively 50,703

Large animals, exclusively 50,403

Private clinical practice 49,635

Large animals, predominantly 48,529

Mixed animals 47,704

Equine (horses) 38,628
Starting out, equine veterinarians make less than the average, generally around $45,000 to $50,000. However, once established with a loyal client base, an equine veterinarian can make $150,000 or more.
It all depends on what you do, if you're just an equin vet than roughly 70 000$ a year. If you own your own practice it can exceed 500 000$, this is also true if you are a specialist.
When starting out, you can make $35,000 to $40,000 per year; after 10 years you can make $50,000 to $60,000 per year; and top earnings of $70,000 to $100,000 per year. You get a lot of pay, but you have to get a D.M.V. (four years of pre-veterinary school, with an addional four years of veterinary school)