Increasing graduate production in the UK

The Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) is a grouping of UK veterinary surgeons aiming to support vets working in practice. One of their services is to provide members with an annual salary survey which takes into account the entire salary package paid to employees including: accommodation, vehicle and CPD allowance.

Results of the 2013 survey of 600 vets have recently been released which show a fall in the salaries paid to small animal vets for the second year running. The income of employed small animal vets has fallen by 2.4 per cent since 2010 from a median full-time package of £38,000 to £37,087 this year ($66,000 to $64,500). Meanwhile living costs have risen right across the board making employed vets considerably worse off in real terms. Remuneration in equine practice was static and somewhat improved in mixed and large animal practices, though these are now much smaller employers of veterinary manpower. Continue reading Increasing graduate production in the UK