AVMA membership 2019

These statistics show AVMA membership as of December 31, 2019. Each section reflects the membership broken down by different classifications.

Species category | Employment type | Medical discipline

By species category

 
US &
Territories
Canadian
& Foreign
Totals
Companion Animal Exclusive                                           
50,833
225
51,058 
Companion Animal Predominant                        
7025
39
7064
Equine Exclusive
3374
35
3409
Equine Predominant
548
6
554
Food Animal Exclusive
2126
25
2151
Food Animal Predominant
3410
41
3451
Mixed Animal
2509
20
2529
Other
2343
36
2379
No Species Contact
1199
21
1220
Species Unspecified
20,844
677
21,521
Total
94,211
1125
95,336

By employment type

 
US &
Territories
Canadian &
Foreign

Totals
Agriculture/Livestock Production
150
1
151
Air Force
43
0
43
Animal Science Department
64
3
67
Army
291
1
292
Business/Consulting Services
310
12
322
Emergency/Critical Care Medicine
2347
11
2358        
Feeds/Nutrition
122
1
123
Foreign
4
4
8
Foundation/Charitable Organization
92
0
92
General Medicine/Surgery
55,398
199
55,597
Humane Organization
659
2
661
Laboratory
202
5
207
Local
171
1
172
Membership Assn/Professional Society
89
1
90
Misionary/Service
14
2
16
No Information Provided
18,456
662
19,118
Non-Veterinary Employment
57
0
57
Not Employed
201
2
203
Not Listed Above
648
10
658
Other Academia
557
4
561
Other Government
59
6
65
Other Industry/Commercial
502
11
513
Other Private Clinical Practice
961
6
967
Pharmaceutical/Biological
933
11
944
Production Medicine
2888
25
2913
Public Health Commission Corps
28
0
28
Referral/Specialty Medicine
3639
44
3683
State
486
1
487
Temporarily Not Employed in Veterinary Field
48
0
48
U.S. Federal
859
0
859
Veterinary Medical College/School
3388
97
3485
Veterinary Science Department
78
1
79
Veterinary Technician Program
198
1
199
Wildlife
90
0
90
Zoo/Aquarium
179
1
180
Total
94,211
1125
95,336

By medical discipline

The totals reflect the entire membership because every member is represented with a primary medical discipline.
 

 
US &
Territories
Canadian &
Foreign
Totals
Alternative/Complementary                                       
634
2
636
Anatomy
98
2
100
Anesthesiology 
180
9
189
Animal Behavior
137
5
142
Animal Welfare
139
1
140
Association Management
25
0
25
Biochemistry
17
2
19
Biomedical Engineering                       
8
0
8
Business/Economics
94
1
95
Cardiology
272
8
280
Dentistry
304
3
307
Dermatology
316
2
318
Disaster Medicine
10
0
10
Ecology
6
0
6
Emergency & Critical Care
2676
10
2686
Endocrinology
14
1
15
Environmental Health
15
0
15
Epidemiology
255
5
260
Ethics
7
0
7
General Medicine
30,934
82
31,016
Genetics
24
0
24
Homeland Security
22
0
22
Human Animal Bond
35
1
36
Immunology
44
1
45
Insurance
6
0
6
Internal Medicine
2007
37
2044
Laboratory Animal Medicine
1173
6
1179
Law
18
1
19
Media
1
0
1
Microbiology
206
5
211
Molecular Biology
15
0
15
Mycology/Bacteriology
4
1
5
Neurology
267
4
271
No Information Provided
43,145
740
43,885
Non-Medical
47
2
49
Nutrition
191
2
193
Oncology
359
5
364
Ophthalmology
408
8
416
Other Professional Discipline                    
994
14
1008
Parasitology
71
4
75
Pathology-Anatomic
858
16
874
Pathology-Clinical
165
4
169
Pharmacology
75
2
77
Pharmacology-Clinical
34
3
37
Physiology
88
3
91
Population Medicine
80
2
82
Poultry Medicine
201
2
203
Preventive Medicine
1096
11
1107
Production Medicine
804
8
812
Public Health
672
11
683
Radiology
499
12
511
Shelter Medicine
542
3
545
Sports Medicine
483
1
484
Surgery
2293
57
2350
Theriogenology
545
14
559
Toxicology
144
2
146
Virology
48
2
50
Wildlife Medicine
113
3
116
Zoological Medicine
293
5
298
Total
94,211
1125
95,336