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Veterinarian Overview - Preparation - Specialty Areas - Day In The Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations 

Employment
Veterinarians hold about 59,700 jobs in the United States. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80 percent of veterinarians were employed in a solo or group practice. Most others were salaried employees of colleges or universities; medical schools; private industry, such as research laboratories and pharmaceutical companies; and Federal, State, or local government.

The Federal Government employed about 1,300 civilian veterinarians, chiefly in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationís Center for Veterinary Medicine. A few veterinarians work for zoos, but most veterinarians caring for zoo animals are private practitioners who contract with the zoos to provide services, usually on a part-time basis.  In addition, many veterinarians hold veterinary faculty positions in colleges and universities and are classified as teachers.

 

 

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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