Market research statistics - AVMA membership (U.S. and Territories) - 2008

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The statistics shown below are taken from the AVMA Membership Database as of December 31, 2008. Members can fall into multiple species and employment categories depending on their focus.

Total AVMA Members (U.S. and territories): 77,972

  US & Territories
 
By Species Category
 
Companion Animal Exclusive 41,929
Companion Animal Predominant 6,455
Equine Exclusive 3,206
Equine Predominant 786
Food Animal Exclusive 1,771
Food Animal Predominant 4,389
Mixed Animal 4,576
Other 2,711
No Species Contact 2,199
No Information Provided 11,279
Total 79,301
 
By Employment Type
 
Agriculture/Livestock Production 107
Air Force 94
Animal Science Department 52
Army 444
Business/Consulting Services 666
Emergency/Critical Care Medicine 2344
Feeds/Nutrition 117
Foreign 11
Foundation/Charitable Organization 93
General Medicine/Surgery 48190
Humane Organization 575
Laboratory 201
Local 150
Membership Assn/Professional Society 178
Missionary/Service 58
Non-Veterinary Employment 132
Not Employed 186
Other Academia 499
Other Government 192
Other Industry/Commercial 1,015
Other Private Clinical Practice 775
Pharmaceutical/Biological 859
Production Medicine 4,800
Public Health Commission Corps 63
Referral/Specialty Medicine 1,720
State 696
Temporarily Not Employed in Veterinary Field 111
U.S. Federal 962
Veterinary Medical College/School 4,408
Veterinary Science Department 110
Veterinary Technician Program 186
Wildlife 404
Zoo/Aquarium 209
Not Listed Above 958
No Information Provided 13,326
Total 84,891
 

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