Market research statistics - U.S. veterinarians -2006

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  Total (No.)1 Male Female    
Total 81,468 43,112 38,356
 
 

U.S. veterinary positions

 
  Total as of December 31, 20061,2 Percent of Total Male Female Median Professional Income Before Taxes3,4
  No.   % % $

Private Clinical Practice

         
Food animal exclusive 993 1.8% 84.8% 15.2% 91000
Food animal predominant 4150 7.4% 82.9% 17.1% 79000
Mixed animal 4376 7.8% 65.8% 34.2% 73000
Companion animal predominant 5688 10.1% 64.0% 36.0% 91000
Companion animal exclusive 37137 66.2% 48.4% 51.6% 79000
Equine 3404 6.1% 57.8% 42.2% 91000
Other 344 0.6% 45.9% 54.1% 79000
Total Private Practice 56092 100% 55.1 44.9 79000
 

Public & Corporate Employment

         
College or university 5786 42.0% 55.0% 45.0% 91000
Federal government 1719 12.5% 68.9% 31.1% 91000
State or local government 1032 7.5% 64.0% 36.0% 91000
Uniformed services 561 4.1% 57.4% 42.6% 73000
Industry 3026 21.9% 65.1% 34.9% 133000
Other Public & Corporate 1665 12.1% 46.5% 53.5% 67000
Total Public & Corporate 13789 100% 58.7 41.3 97000
Employment Unknown 13083        
Not Listed Above 1982        
Total # of Positions held by
U.S. Veterinarians
84946        
 

1Includes active AVMA members (Regular, Recent Graduates, and Educational) and Non-members (Excludes non-members born prior to 1936 and non-members who received their veterinary degree prior to 1962)
2Veterinarians may hold multiple positions.
3Owners' equity in practice real estate.
4Data referenced from the AVMA Report on Veterinary Compensation, 2007 Edition

Updated March 2007