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2015 Veterinary Employment Report Issued

20 March 2015

US - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has released its 2015 AVMA Report on Veterinary Employment, which explores the rate of unemployment and underemployment in the veterinary profession, and the factors contributing to both.

The second installment of the AVMA’s six-part 2015 Veterinary Economic Report series, the report includes employment information from nearly 2,000 veterinarians who responded to a survey in March 2014 and who had graduated from a US veterinary college 1, 5, 10 and 25 years prior.

The findings indicate that the employment market for veterinarians is healthy and robust. Veterinary medicine enjoys a low level of unemployment of 3.19 per cent and a negative rate of underemployment.

"How much unemployment and underemployment exists, as well as the factors that contribute to the existence of either, is critical information needed to develop strategies that can most effectively and efficiently improve the lifelong value of a veterinary degree," said AVMA Economics Director Michael Dicks, PhD.

"Information such as this is critical to all of us if we are going to have informed, authoritative discussions about the current state of veterinary employment."

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