As the pace of change in veterinary medicine continues accelerating, having access to current, accurate data is increasingly critical to guide veterinary decision-makers. Now available at no cost to AVMA members, the annual AVMA State of the Profession report has been re-envisioned to meet that need.
The 2021 State of the Profession report breaks down AVMA’s most recent economic research into actionable takeaways you can use to build and support your business and career. Easy to read and filled with bite-sized insights, it has a wealth of practical information on business efficiency and productivity, salaries, team wellbeing, and more.
For example, the report looks at average starting salaries for new veterinarians who graduated in 2020 from a comparative standpoint. Among the findings, shown in today's chart:
- Private-practice veterinarians had an average starting salary of $92,704, compared with $76,117 in public practice.
- Starting salaries for new graduates pursuing internships averaged $36,433.
- Within private practice, companion-animal exclusive veterinarians claimed the highest average starting salary, at $96,824. The lowest was for veterinarians entering equine practice, at $58,621.