Economics & Finance

Compassion, caring and high-quality care keep the clients coming in the door, but there is more than that to paying the bills. Running a business requires skills that often are not learned in veterinary school.

The Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee advises the AVMA Board of Directors on the broad scope of economic issues affecting veterinary medicine. This includes monitoring economic developments in the profession; and recommending ways to develop and deliver information to improve business knowledge, acumen, and financial success across the profession. The AVMA Veterinary Economics Division supports these initiatives.

AVMA Annual Economic Summit

Are you a leader who wants to gain a keen understanding of the markets for veterinarians, education, and services in the veterinary industry so you can make better, informed business decisions? Watch for information about the 2018 AVMA Economic Summit to be held on October 22-23, 2018 at the Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel, Chicago, Il.

Veterinary Economic Reports

The  four-report Veterinary Economic Report Subscription provides detailed information on professional income, debt, unemployment and underemployment, veterinary services and veterinary capacity utilization statistics.

Exploring Veterinary Economics and Related Articles

Keep abreast on veterinary economics topics through Exploring Veterinary Economics articles and AVMA Economics on dvm360, get updates on the workforce research plan at AVMA@Work: Economics, and share business information with your peers through the AVMA Practice Management & Economics discussion forum.

Personal Financial Planning Tool

Reach your financial goals with the easy-to-use AVMA Personal Financial Planning Tool - track your expenses, plan for your future, and succeed!  In addition, check out our personal financial planning resources.

Veterinary Workforce

The supply of and demand for veterinarians and veterinary services were examined in the 2013 U.S. Veterinary Workforce Study. Plans are underway to carry out a veterinary industry-wide workforce research plan.

AVMA Report on Veterinary Practice Business Measures

Detailed statistics on private practice revenue, expenses, and other variables are presented, along with important financial ratios.​