What's in store for the next generation?

As our pet and human populations grow, so will the demand for veterinarians in the fields of companion animal health, food and animal safety, disease control, and public health.
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Jul 01, 2012
By dvm360.com staff


INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT
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.