Market Research Statistics - U.S. Veterinarians - 2011

 

    

Total (No.)1

           

              Male

 

Female

   
Total 92,547 43,194 49,353
 
 
U.S. veterinary positions (Among Employed Veterinarians)
Definitions of categories below
 
  Total as of December 31, 20111,2      Percent of  Total  Male    Female 2009 Earnings Median Professional Income Before Taxes3
  No.   % %                             $

Private Clinical Practice

         
Food animal exclusive 1155 1.8% 81.0% 19.0% 103,000
Food animal predominant 3758 6.0% 80.9% 19.1% 91,000
Mixed animal 4301 6.8% 63.1% 36.9% 85,000
Companion animal predominant 6116 9.7% 58.0% 42.0% 91,000
Companion animal exclusive 42428 67.2% 43.0% 57.0% 97,000
Equine 3794 6.0% 53.2% 46.8% 85,000
Other 693 1.1% 34.2% 65.8% 79,000
Species Unspecified 879 1.4% 22.2% 77.8%  
Total Private Practice 63124 100% 49.0% 51.0% 97,000
 

Public & Corporate Employment

         
College or university 6555 42.1% 48.3% 51.7% 103,000
Federal government 1800 11.5% 62.2% 37.8% 103,000
State or local government 1086 7.0% 57.4% 42.6% 106,000
Uniformed services 745 4.8% 51.4% 48.6% 85,000
Industry 3242 20.8% 60.6% 39.4% 148,000
Other Public & Corporate 2158 13.8% 38.0% 62.0% 103,000
Total Public & Corporate 15586 100% 51.8% 48.2% 109,000
Employment Unknown 17475        
Not Listed Above 1898        
Total # of Positions held by
U.S. Veterinarians
98083        
 
1 Includes active AVMA members (Regular, Recent Graduates, and Educational) and Non-members (Excludes non-members born prior to 1941 and non-members who received their veterinary degree prior to 1967)
2Veterinarians may hold more than one position.
3 Data referenced from the AVMA Report on Veterinary Compensation, 2011 Edition
Updated 2/12
 
 
The species categories listed under Private Clinical Practice can be defined by the following calculations.
Species categories
  • Food animal exclusive: Sum of (Bovine, Porcine, Ovine/Caprine, Camelid, Cervid and Poultry) is at least 90% of the contact.
  • Food animal predominant: Sum of (Bovine, Porcine, Ovine/Caprine, Camelid, Cervid and Poultry) is at least 50% of the contact.
  • Mixed animal: Varied species with at least 25% from companion animal and 25% from either food animal or equine.
  • Companion animal predominant: Sum of (Canine, Feline, Avian (non-poultry) and Exotics) is at least 50% of the contact.
  • Companion animal exclusive: Sum of (Canine, Feline, Avian (non-poultry) and Exotics) is at least 90% of the contact.
  • Equine: Combination of equine predominant and exclusive where there's at least 50% contact with equines.