Market research statistics - AVMA membership (U.S. and territories) - 2006

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The statistics shown below are taken from the AVMA Membership Database as of October 31, 2006. Members can fall into multiple species and employment categories depending on their focus.

Total AVMA Members (U.S. and territories): 74,178

By Species Category
 
Companion Animal Exclusive 38,858
Companion Animal Predominant 6,216
Equine Exclusive 3,019
Equine Predominant 741
Food Animal Exclusive 1,595
Food Animal Predominant 4,602
Mixed Animal 4,605
Other 2,773
No Species Contact 1,104
No Information Provided 11,794
Total 75,307
 
By Employment Type
 
Agriculture/Livestock Production 54
Air Force 84
Animal Science Department 30
Army 361
Business/Consulting Services 643
Emergency/Critical Care Medicine 1,022
Feeds/Nutrition 89
Foreign 11
Foundation/Charitable Organization 43
General Medicine/Surgery 45,651
Humane Organization 418
Laboratory 121
Local 129
Membership Assn/Professional Society 140
Missionary/Service 51
Non-Veterinary Employment 110
Not Employed 177
Other Academia 276
Other Government 214
Other Industry/Commercial 1,173
Other Private Clinical Practice 355
Pharmaceutical/Biological 673
Production Medicine 4,733
Public Health Commission Corps 53
Referral/Specialty Medicine 732
State 640
Temporarily Not Employed in Veterinary Field 53
U.S. Federal 889
Veterinary Medical College/School 4,242
Veterinary Science Department 74
Veterinary Technician Program 157
Wildlife 395
Zoo/Aquarium 144
Not Listed Above 1,119
No Information Provided 13,368
Total 78,424