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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Amarabae(f): 7:55am On Jan 03
veterinary medicine is not lucrative in Nigeria but abroad.
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Martin0(m): 7:57am On Jan 03
OboOlora:

Go jor, im upset with you. One boy exposed you on another thread that you chase all NL girls, I feel so hurt that you could be doing that sad


You know I love female's and majority of my friends are female's and I chating or doing some jokes with them doesn't mean I have intentions above casual friendship just like I am to you!

These NL guy's are not just happy with me on how I row with these pretty ladies such as you!

But it doesn't mean anything to me,I like their expression it good and fine with it...

Adonbiliv you will agree to those gullible's and deluded!

Let enjoy the fun pleasegrin

So was this part of the reason you have been ignoring me?
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by simongonner: 7:58am On Jan 03
dafeyankee:
Depends.

20 to 50k.

Vet Doctors are not in high demand here,because the Animals in Nigeria never ever fall sick.
even if they fall sick most of them end up in the pot

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by dayleke(m): 7:59am On Jan 03
The animals get their own babalawos too
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by sharpwriter(m): 8:03am On Jan 03
360command:
I earn more money blogging about cats and dogs compared to what rhe profession pays me in Nigeria..
share your site's url

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Ucheamani: 8:06am On Jan 03
spokesboy:

Oh blood of Zachariah shocked. You mean a monthly salary of 20 - 50k after 6 years in the university including cramming of botanical names of all living animals
This guy should join basket mouth asap
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Donfox2: 8:07am On Jan 03
This is outrageous to imagine. It would be almost impossible for a sane veterinary doctor to even consider receiving such a sum. In fact, it is impossible.

dafeyankee:
Depends.

20 to 50k.

Vet Doctors are not in high demand here,because the Animals in Nigeria never ever fall sick.

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Spidermon: 8:13am On Jan 03
All sorts of funny narratives. Let me give you the real gist.

Vet doctors in govt employment are started on level 12 and receive all allowances like their human medic counterparts.

Even Vet corpers in sensible states receive level 10 mss (between 55 and 120k depending on the state)

As for vet docs in private employment, that one na sufferness be it Vet clinic/drug sales rep/ farm or whatever. It is usually less than 100k with up to 70-80 hrs/week unless you are a senior consultant with direct connect with the owner of the farm....but that guy who said his elder bro collects 400k....hmmm I suspect excess maggi ooo.

We have the problem of quacks too....and the economic situation in Nigeria wey human being sef no dey go hospital.

The best bet for vet as I have painfully learnt is for you to raise enough money to set up a livestock farm(risky) or set up a vet clinic in a high brow area

As a vet, It is not a course of study I advice anybody I love to enter unless you have a fool proof game plan.

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by OboOlora(f): 8:16am On Jan 03
Martin0:



You know I love female's and majority of my friends are female's and I chating or doing some jokes with them doesn't mean I have intentions above casual friendship just like I am to you!

These NL guy's are not just happy with me on how I row with these pretty ladies such as you!

But it doesn't mean anything to me,I like their expression it good and fine with it...

Adonbiliv you will agree to those gullible's and deluded!

Let enjoy the fun pleasegrin

So was this part of the reason you have been ignoring me?
Yes na. Was gonna call you then I saw one levulevu claiming you love all NL girls with big a$$
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by idu1(m): 8:23am On Jan 03
spokesboy:

Oh blood of Zachariah shocked. You mean a monthly salary of 20 - 50k after 6 years in the university including cramming of botanical names of all living animals
Don't mind that guy....

Ask him if he know vet doc at all?


Vet doc are big boys.


I will put their average earning at 200k monthly.

How many of them in nigeria. They get jobs easily.
I know a female vet in Kaduna presently running her own businesses. She sell animal drugs, feeds and people call her for treatment. She dey get money well well. I dey encourage some young folks wasting their times studying microbiology to give it a shot. Even guys that read animal health are doing great. Vet doc start getting money right from their nysc.

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by bamidelee: 8:25am On Jan 03
ELpriist:
this question just occured to me due to the kind of drilling VET Doctors undergo before becoming one....i need answers please
are you a vet doc
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by adetony244(m): 8:28am On Jan 03
seankay:


Jeez! You go kill person with laff grin grin


Vets in Nigeria are not in high demand cos most Nigerians don't even have Pets. Only a few percentage of those that have Pets take good care of them. If you're a Vet in America, you will be well paid cos almost everyone own Pets; Dogs, Cats , Guinea pig, birds, Lizards, Fish...... Sometimes I dey always reason say dem dey craze grin
so, they keep lizards as pets in America? calm down na, e never reach dat level undecided undecided undecided
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by KingRex1: 8:28am On Jan 03
Amarabae:
veterinary medicine is not lucrative in Nigeria but abroad.

You seen vet clinics in Lekki and Maitama??
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by bamidelee: 8:28am On Jan 03
kikio1992:


I think you are wrong, vet doctors earn pretty well in Nigeria today. Some work with farms, while you'd agree with me that many Nigerians own expensive animals.

There are so many factors that influence their earning, and I know so many rich vets.

You can checkout this details on the salary structure of doctors to have an idea on how much vet doctors earn in the country.

http://leofirms.com/much-doctors-earn-nigeria-monthly-nigerian-doctors-salary-structure-2018/
how many animals do you have as a person
when last did you visit hospital
how many big farms do you have connections to
shift abeg I won faint
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Kobicove(m): 8:29am On Jan 03
dafeyankee:
Depends.

20 to 50k.

Vet Doctors are not in high demand here,because the Animals in Nigeria never ever fall sick.

The main reason is that Nigeria is not really a pet-loving country cos of the high level of poverty undecided

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by bamidelee: 8:29am On Jan 03
wintersnow:
My elder bro is a vet doc...and he earns up to 400k monthly....He works in a very big animal Farm...
Hmmm
yinmu
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Martin0(m): 8:30am On Jan 03
OboOlora:

Yes na. Was gonna call you then I saw one levulevu claiming you love all NL girls with big a$$


Hahahahgringrin see this girl oogringrin

All this character's u see here sometimes are fake ooogringrin we jus dey enjoy the fun her!grin u suppose know this na!

That guy is my friend!
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by gagzee(m): 8:31am On Jan 03
dafeyankee:
Depends.

20 to 50k.

Vet Doctors are not in high demand here,because the Animals in Nigeria never ever fall sick.
this must be a joke...
one of my best friends is a vet, he started with 70k, a year later he moved somewhr else whr he earns 160 n works 3 times a week.
and juat so you know, d well to do ppl dnt play with d health of thr dogs, n dey pay well too!
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by hosex(m): 8:38am On Jan 03
spokesboy:

Oh blood of Zachariah shocked. You mean a monthly salary of 20 - 50k after 6 years in the university including cramming of botanical names of all living animals
botanical names you say?
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by IFEOLUWAKRIZ: 8:50am On Jan 03
Cc:
Drsterling

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Donfox2: 8:52am On Jan 03
I find this thread quite interesting. I have decided to attempt a detailed analysis so as to enlighten many who might read and seek to understand facts.

Firstly, more than half those claiming to be "veterinary doctors" around are not. Majority are a product of animal husbandry schools with ONDs and HNDs and other department of animal science graduates with Bsc's. This means that your presumed knowledge of what a vet earns might have been guided by your interactions with impersonators who are doing everything to earn a living and are desperate to recieve anything just to make ends meet. When next you meet a so called Vet, one should be enlightened enough to ask him/her of their licence number to determine if he/she is an impersonator.

Having said that, it is important to look at the Vet with different lenses to answer this question. Firstly, the veterinary doctor who works for the government and the veterinary doctor who works in the industry, which could be the organised private sector or just the private sector.

Vets who work for the Nigerian government or anywhere else in the world are paid the same salaries as Human doctors (usually not less than N200,000 at entry level). They also enter into the civil service at a higher care (same as Doctors) in all parastatals and even in the military and para military and with a special salary package unique to only "doctors". This applies to vets working in state and federal ministry of agriculture as well as those in various veterinary clinics.

In addition, veterinary doctors in the academia who work as lecturers are the highest earning lecturers (even more than human medics in many cases) in any institution where veterinary medicine is studied. An average veterinary medicine professor earns at least twice the salary of any professor from any other department. Even entry level faculty of veterinary medicine lecturers are employed as lecturer 2 or lecturer 1 and not as graduate assistants as in every other college or faculty. Same thing applies to Vets in research institutes and other similar institutions, who in addition to their salaries are paid call duty allowances and other hazard/risk allowances.

In the private sector, an average Veterinarian running a private practice could make anything, depending on his/her ability to network, location and skill. This can get you anything but I'll be shocked and disappointed at a Veterinarian that doesn't rake in at least N150,000 on a very bad month.

The organised private sector ranges from pharmaceuticals to NGOs and other similar institutions and establishments. Veterinarians are not treated as regular graduates but as technical experts and consultants. Here, the salaries might vary and it would be impossible to be specific. To highlight more on some of the other possible areas where you find vets, you can search for my previous write up on "Veterinary Doctors as core health providers" here on naira land or you might choone to read up an article I put up via this link
" https://www.drgbaksthevet.com/2017/04/25/is-veterinary-practice-lucrative-in-nigeria-dr-adah-ogwuche-answers-this-all-important-question/"

Having said all these, it is pertinent to note that the level of enlightenment about animal health isn't yet at the required level in Nigeria, notwithstanding, Nigerians feed on animal and animal by-products daily and this would have been totally impossible without veterinarians. The poultry and livestock sub sector that contributes up to 50% of our protein consumption in Nigeria can only thrive this far because of veterinarians.

It is also important to note that these food animals fall sick and are looked after by vets everyday. While dogs and other pet animals are important, they contribute less than 30% of a vets client base, with poultry, cattle, sheep and goats and horses making up a huge chunk of a Veterinarians source of income.

Finally, I would like to reiterate that majority of the so called "vets" who collect peanuts, live very poor, or suffer indignity are those claiming to be doctors and looking to make their daily bread in anyway possible. They are not different from those who own chemists or patent medicine stores or drug hawkers who call themselves doctors. A veterinary doctor who knows his/her onions earns a decent living, carries his/her head high up and is always a respected and revered member of the society.

Dr. Adah Ogwuche (DVM, MVPH) is a veterinary surgeon and I can be reached via my Facebook page or LinkedIn @ Adah Ogwuche.

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by arrestdarrester: 8:53am On Jan 03
dafeyankee:
Depends.

20 to 50k.

Vet Doctors are not in high demand here,because the Animals in Nigeria never ever fall sick.

And I am looking for one that will be tending my dog? Aren't others looking for them for similar reasons?

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Jman06(m): 9:12am On Jan 03
spokesboy:

Oh blood of Zachariah shocked. You mean a monthly salary of 20 - 50k after 6 years in the university including cramming of botanical names of all living animals
"Botanical names" for animals Lol

You should have simply typed "Scientific name" or "Systematic name" if you wanted to sound like a scientist.

Botanical names are for plants.
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Donfox2: 9:36am On Jan 03
I find this thread quite interesting. I have decided to attempt a detailed analysis so as to enlighten many who might read and seek to understand facts.

Firstly, more than half those claiming to be "veterinary doctors" around are not. Majority are a product of animal husbandry schools with ONDs and HNDs and other department of animal science graduates with Bsc's. This means that your presumed knowledge of what a vet earns might have been guided by your interactions with impersonators who are doing everything to earn a living and are desperate to recieve anything just to make ends meet. When next you meet a so called Vet, one should be enlightened enough to ask him/her of their licence number to determine if he/she is an impersonator.

Having said that, it is important to look at the Vet with different lenses to answer this question. Firstly, the veterinary doctor who works for the government and the veterinary doctor who works in the industry, which could be the organised private sector or just the private sector.

Vets who work for the Nigerian government or anywhere else in the world are paid the same salaries as Human doctors (usually not less than N200,000 at entry level). They also enter into the civil service at a higher care (same as Doctors) in all parastatals and even in the military and para military and with a special salary package unique to only "doctors". This applies to vets working in state and federal ministry of agriculture as well as those in various veterinary clinics.

In addition, veterinary doctors in the academia who work as lecturers are the highest earning lecturers (even more than human medics in many cases) in any institution where veterinary medicine is studied. An average veterinary medicine professor earns at least twice the salary of any professor from any other department. Even entry level faculty of veterinary medicine lecturers are employed as lecturer 2 or lecturer 1 and not as graduate assistants as in every other college or faculty. Same thing applies to Vets in research institutes and other similar institutions, who in addition to their salaries are paid call duty allowances and other hazard/risk allowances.

In the private sector, an average Veterinarian running a private practice could make anything, depending on his/her ability to network, location and skill. This can get you anything but I'll be shocked and disappointed at a Veterinarian that doesn't rake in at least N150,000 on a very bad month.

The organised private sector ranges from pharmaceuticals to NGOs and other similar institutions and establishments. Veterinarians are not treated as regular graduates but as technical experts and consultants. Here, the salaries might vary and it would be impossible to be specific. To highlight more on some of the other possible areas where you find vets, you can search for my previous write up on "Veterinary Doctors as core health providers" here on naira land or you might choose to read up an article I put up via this link
" https://www.drgbaksthevet.com/2017/04/25/is-veterinary-practice-lucrative-in-nigeria-dr-adah-ogwuche-answers-this-all-important-question/"

Having said all these, it is pertinent to note that the level of enlightenment about animal health isn't yet at the required level in Nigeria, notwithstanding, Nigerians feed on animal and animal by-products daily and this would have been totally impossible without veterinarians. The poultry and livestock sub sector that contributes up to 50% of our protein consumption in Nigeria can only thrive this far because of veterinarians.

It is also important to note that these food animals fall sick and are looked after by vets everyday. While dogs and other pet animals are important, they contribute less than 30% of a vets client base, with poultry, cattle, sheep and goats and horses making up a huge chunk of a Veterinarians source of income.

Finally, I would like to reiterate that majority of the so called "vets" who collect peanuts, live very poor, or suffer indignity are those claiming to be doctors and looking to make their daily bread in anyway possible. They are not different from those who own chemists or patent medicine stores or drug hawkers who call themselves doctors. A veterinary doctor who knows his/her onions earns a decent living, carries his/her head high up and is always a respected and revered member of the society.

Dr. adah ogwuche (DVM, MVPH) is a veterinary surgeon and I can be reached via my Facebook page or LinkedIn @ adah ogwuche.

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by rottenegg: 10:09am On Jan 03
OboOlora:
Which animals are they treating, don’t Nigerians eat everything from llama to baby snakes and wall geckos?
Damn girl! Wall gecko ni!!!!
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by elpj: 10:11am On Jan 03
Veterinary doctors use d same salary structure with d medical doctors. Those in government setup that I know n we are colleagues are on CONMESS which is d same with d medical doctors. They start with #160,000 - #180,000 monthly.
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Dagger111(m): 10:28am On Jan 03
OboOlora:
Which animals are they treating, don’t Nigerians eat everything from llama to baby snakes and wall geckos?


After checking ur DM, jst grabbed u ar really ur **moniker**
Infact **OBOOLORA** u ar for real. #Gbam!
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by lookingfly: 10:37am On Jan 03
Depends on the state, I know of states in the north that pay #220,000. Monthly...........the training they go through is meant for them to be self reliant and to be job creators, and in this present Nigeria we are in where there are little to no jobs to teaming millions of graduates, I think veterinary medicine is a plus to anyone who has studied the course.
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by lookingfly: 10:47am On Jan 03
True talk doctor
Donfox2:
I find this thread quite interesting. I have decided to attempt a detailed analysis so as to enlighten many who might read and seek to understand facts.

Firstly, more than half those claiming to be "veterinary doctors" around are not. Majority are a product of animal husbandry schools with ONDs and HNDs and other department of animal science graduates with Bsc's. This means that your presumed knowledge of what a vet earns might have been guided by your interactions with impersonators who are doing everything to earn a living and are desperate to recieve anything just to make ends meet. When next you meet a so called Vet, one should be enlightened enough to ask him/her of their licence number to determine if he/she is an impersonator.

Having said that, it is important to look at the Vet with different lenses to answer this question. Firstly, the veterinary doctor who works for the government and the veterinary doctor who works in the industry, which could be the organised private sector or just the private sector.

Vets who work for the Nigerian government or anywhere else in the world are paid the same salaries as Human doctors (usually not less than N200,000 at entry level). They also enter into the civil service at a higher care (same as Doctors) in all parastatals and even in the military and para military and with a special salary package unique to only "doctors". This applies to vets working in state and federal ministry of agriculture as well as those in various veterinary clinics.

In addition, veterinary doctors in the academia who work as lecturers are the highest earning lecturers (even more than human medics in many cases) in any institution where veterinary medicine is studied. An average veterinary medicine professor earns at least twice the salary of any professor from any other department. Even entry level faculty of veterinary medicine lecturers are employed as lecturer 2 or lecturer 1 and not as graduate assistants as in every other college or faculty. Same thing applies to Vets in research institutes and other similar institutions, who in addition to their salaries are paid call duty allowances and other hazard/risk allowances.

In the private sector, an average Veterinarian running a private practice could make anything, depending on his/her ability to network, location and skill. This can get you anything but I'll be shocked and disappointed at a Veterinarian that doesn't rake in at least N150,000 on a very bad month.

The organised private sector ranges from pharmaceuticals to NGOs and other similar institutions and establishments. Veterinarians are not treated as regular graduates but as technical experts and consultants. Here, the salaries might vary and it would be impossible to be specific. To highlight more on some of the other possible areas where you find vets, you can search for my previous write up on "Veterinary Doctors as core health providers" here on naira land or you might choose to read up an article I put up via this link
" https://www.drgbaksthevet.com/2017/04/25/is-veterinary-practice-lucrative-in-nigeria-dr-adah-ogwuche-answers-this-all-important-question/"

Having said all these, it is pertinent to note that the level of enlightenment about animal health isn't yet at the required level in Nigeria, notwithstanding, Nigerians feed on animal and animal by-products daily and this would have been totally impossible without veterinarians. The poultry and livestock sub sector that contributes up to 50% of our protein consumption in Nigeria can only thrive this far because of veterinarians.

It is also important to note that these food animals fall sick and are looked after by vets everyday. While dogs and other pet animals are important, they contribute less than 30% of a vets client base, with poultry, cattle, sheep and goats and horses making up a huge chunk of a Veterinarians source of income.

Finally, I would like to reiterate that majority of the so called "vets" who collect peanuts, live very poor, or suffer indignity are those claiming to be doctors and looking to make their daily bread in anyway possible. They are not different from those who own chemists or patent medicine stores or drug hawkers who call themselves doctors. A veterinary doctor who knows his/her onions earns a decent living, carries his/her head high up and is always a respected and revered member of the society.

Dr. adah ogwuche (DVM, MVPH) is a veterinary surgeon and I can be reached via my Facebook page or LinkedIn @ adah ogwuche.
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by donqx: 11:28am On Jan 03
only gifts dog puppys and others
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Born2Breed(f): 11:59am On Jan 03
dafeyankee:
Depends.

20 to 50k.

Vet Doctors are not in high demand here,because the Animals in Nigeria never ever fall sick.

My bingo doctor makes close to 10k from me monthly from bathing and injecting d dogs with different drugs wey him take dey guy me.

About 15 people in my estate alone make use of his services and he has a pet shop too,rides a beautiful power bike and looks good.

I'm sure he makes a profit of 100k monthly from my estate alone with his other businesses n customers that guy pulls close to 300k monthly. Ur 20 to 50k is a big lie.
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by FrankGathers1: 12:01pm On Jan 03
bullabong:
Every profession should not be about earnings but passion.
what one Will earn and passion should go hand in hand.

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