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 Economics Division is here to help.

2015 AVMA Economic Report Subscription

Published annually, this series of six reports will include detailed professional income, debt, unemployment and underemployment, veterinary services and veterinary capacity utilization statistics.

Annual AVMA 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? Attend the AVMA Economic Summit.

Exploring Veterinary Economics

Keep abreast on veterinary economics topics through articles, 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.

AVMA Economics Team

Initiatives to strenghten the economics of the veterinary medical profession are led by the Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee and implemented by the Economics Division. ​