Market research statistics - U.S. veterinarians - 2007

View current statistics

  Total (No.)1 Male Female    
Total 83,730 43,196 40,534
 
 

U.S. veterinary positions

 
  Total as of December 31, 20071,2 Percent of Total Male Female Median Professional Income Before Taxes3
  No.   % % $

Private Clinical Practice

         
Food animal exclusive 1048 1.8% 83.9% 16.1% 91000
Food animal predominant 4042 6.9% 82.6% 17.4% 79000
Mixed animal 4345 7.5% 65.1% 34.9% 73000
Companion animal predominant 5811 10.0% 62.4% 37.6% 91000
Companion animal exclusive 38974 66.9% 47.0% 53.0% 79000
Equine 3537 6.1% 56.5% 43.5% 91000
Other 483 0.8% 40.4% 59.6% 79000
Total Private Practice 58240 100% 53.5% 46.5% 79000
 

Public & Corporate Employment

         
College or university 6077 42.1% 53.2% 46.8% 91000
Federal government 1731 12.0% 68.1% 31.9% 91000
State or local government 1075 7.4% 63.3% 36.7% 91000
Uniformed services 601 4.2% 57.1% 42.9% 73000
Industry 3125 21.6% 63.9% 36.1% 133000
Other Public & Corporate 1826 12.6% 43.0% 57.0% 67000
Total Public & Corporate 14435 100% 56.9% 43.1% 97000
Employment Unknown 13342        
Not Listed Above 1929        
Total # of Positions held by
U.S. Veterinarians
87946        
 

1Includes active AVMA members (Regular, Recent Graduates, and Educational) and Non-members (Excludes non-members born prior to 1937 and non-members who received their veterinary degree prior to 1963)
2Veterinarians may hold multiple positions.
3Data referenced from the AVMA Report on Veterinary Compensation, 2007 Edition