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how much do vets get paid an hour

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How much do vets get paid an hour, and how many years of school does it take to be a vet?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. Lisa replied 11 years ago.


Most veterinarians don't work on a per/hour basis. Considering the amount of schooling we go through (4 years of college + 4 years of veterinary school), we are not as well paid as our MD counterparts. That being said, most of us are not in this profession for the money. We can earn a decent living, but we work long hours.

If you are interested in becoming a vet, check out this website with great career advice:

Good luck!