Veterinarian Statistics

The World of Veterinarians

The average veterinarian salary in 2021 was $100,370.

Average Vet Salary in 2021

Over 500 US counties have insufficient veterinary services.

Veterinary Services Shortage

Currently, more than 49,434 vets are employed in the US.

Veterinarians in the US

The demand for veterinarian jobs is on the rise.

High Demand for Veterinarian Jobs

In 2020, the pet industry reached almost $104 billion.

Pet Industry Growth

Male vets earn approximately $16,000 a year more than female vets.

Gender Wage Gap

22 AVMA-recognized specialty organizations have awarded diplomate status to 16,500 vets.

Veterinary Specializations

From 2020 to 2030, veterinarian employment is expected to increase by 17%.

Future of Veterinary Employment

In 2019, there were 13,323 veterinary students in the US.

Veterinary Students in the US

The US has 32 accredited vet schools and colleges.

Vet Schools and Colleges

The average cost of a general pet examination ranges from $45 to $55.

Average Cost of Pet Examination

52% of vets work in the private sector, compared to 24% in education.

Veterinarians in Private Sector

Dental diseases are the leading cause of healthcare complaints in pets.

Dental Diseases in Pets

Over 3,200 veterinarians are currently federal government employed.

Federal Veterinarians

The number of vet clinics in the US ranges from 28,000 to 32,000.

Veterinary Practices in the US

41 AVMA-recognized specializations are being offered for further studies.

Vet Specializations Offered

Owners should take their pets for a vet visit at least once a year.

Annual Vet Visits for Pets