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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Consigliere(m): 12:20pm On Jan 03
Veterinary doctors earns about 200K per month working for the Govt while some make more money doing private practice.
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by giftiy(m): 12:37pm 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
If you are a vet doctor and you don't gave business
Mind to set up and flow in the spirit of hustle.
Then you are on the long thing
Except if you are lucky and get employed in
A private farm
I said lucky because most of the animal scientists
Does the primary work of a vet

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by Esji80(m): 1:16pm On Jan 03
The greatest clinic for sick animals in Nigeria is abbatoir...
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by ELpriist(m): 1:27pm On Jan 03
AnonyNymous:
I think if you're able to setup your clinic in highbrow areas you should be pulling in big moneyThe really rich Nigerians probably have enough money to spare to keep their pets looking good. You could even learn animal grooming too. Otherwise, its a life of poverty. I wouldn't advise it. If ordinary people can't afford health care for themselves then why'd they bother paying huge sums to tale one 'Bingo' to the hospital. They'd probably just eat it instead.
u get point...thngs are jst folded up in dis country
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by ELpriist(m): 1:31pm 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
the matter weak me my guy
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by ELpriist(m): 1:38pm On Jan 03
bamidelee:
are you a vet doc
training to b...am still in school
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by ELpriist(m): 1:45pm On Jan 03
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 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.

thanks for the contribution you just said it all

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by idris4r83(m): 2:24pm 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...
blatant liar

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Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by wintersnow(m): 4:08pm On Jan 03
idris4r83:
blatant liar

Bro there are millions of things to lie about, not something like this...
He graduated from the university of Nsukka, he was one of the best graduating students in his dept!
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by seankay(m): 4:41pm On Jan 03
adetony244:

so, they keep lizards as pets in America? calm down na, e never reach dat level undecided undecided undecided

I've didn't mention what I haven't seen
Re: How Much Does A Veterinary Doctor Earns In Nigeria by olaglofarm: 11:16am On Jul 28
wintersnow:


Bro there are millions of things to lie about, not something like this...
He graduated from the university of Nsukka, he was one of the best graduating students in his dept!
Even the biggest hatcheries in Nigeria don't pay their head doc 400k only the foreign expert collect over that

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