Market Research Statistics - U.S. Veterinarians - 2013

 
Total 99,720 44,281 55,253
 
 
U.S. veterinary positions (Among Employed Veterinarians)
Definitions of categories below
 
  Total as of December 31, 20131,2 Percent of Total Male Female 2011 Earnings Median Professional Income Before Taxes3
  No.   % % $

Private Clinical Practice

         
Food animal exclusive 1,210 1.9% 81.4% 18.6% 100,000
Food animal predominant 3,492 5.4% 79.6% 20.4% 100,000
Mixed animal 4,186 6.5% 62.2% 37.8% 88,000
Companion animal predominant 6,027 9.3% 56.5% 43.5% 100,000
Companion animal exclusive 42,879 66.3% 41.7% 58.3% 100,000
Equine 3,827 5.9% 51.8% 48.2% 88,000
Other 713 1.1% 33.7% 66.3% 88,000
Species Unspecified 2,385 3.7% 23.6% 76.4%  
Total Private Practice 64,719 100% 47.1% 52.9% 100,000
 

Public & Corporate Employment

         
College or university 6,545 41.7% 46.5% 53.5% 112,000
Federal government 1,803 11.5% 59.7% 40.2% 112,000
State or local government 1,057 6.7% 55.3% 44.7% 88,000
Uniformed services 783 5.0% 49.6% 50.4% 112,000
Industry 3,273 20.9% 59.0% 41.0% 160,000
Other Public & Corporate 2,222 14.2% 36.5% 63.5% 124,000
Total Public & Corporate 15,683 100% 49.8% 50.2% 124,000
Employment Unknown 23,335        
Not Listed Above 1,784        
Total # of Positions held by
U.S. Veterinarians
105,521        
 

1 Includes active AVMA members (Regular, Recent Graduates, and Educational) and Non-members (Excludes non-members born prior to 1943 and non-members who received their veterinary degree prior to 1969)
2Veterinarians may hold more than one position.
3 Data referenced from the AVMA Report on Veterinary Compensation, 2013 Edition

Updated 3/14.

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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.