As our pet and human populations continue to grow, so will the demand for veterinarians in the fields of companion animal
health, food and animal safety, disease control, and public health. Although there are fewer opportunities to join a mixed
animal practice (the AVMA reports that only about 13 percent of U.S. veterinarians practice equine or mixed animal medicine
today), there is also less competition for those jobs. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, the vast majority of
the 2,500 veterinarians who graduate each year are competing for companion animal postings, which will only continue to grow.