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Diplomate Demographics

Following the February 2017 Examination, there are approximately 2,004 board-certified veterinary surgeons.

Current employment distribution of ACVS Diplomates:
Academic Institution: 25.25%  
Armed Forces: 0.45%  
Corporate: 1.45%  
Private Practice: 31.74%  
Private Referral-Only Practice 34.18%  
Retired: 2.94%  
Other/Unknown: 3.99%  
Current practice emphasis of ACVS Diplomates:
Note: Practice emphasis percentages are reflective of the number of members reporting practice in a particular species.  ACVS Diplomates may indicate practice in more than one species and are counted separately in the percentages below for each species selected.
Equine General & Orthopedic: 18.21%  
Equine General: 3.59%  
Equine Orthopedic: 2.10%  
Farm Animal General & Orthopedic: 1.30%  
Farm Animal General: 0.50%  
Farm Animal Orthopedic: 0.10%  
Large Animal General & Orthopedic: 6.84%  
Large Animal General: 1.10%  
Large Animal Orthopedic: 0.55%  
Small Animal General & Orthopedic: 66.02%  
Small Animal General: 8.22%  
Small Animal Orthopedic: 6.52%  
Other/Unknown: 11.53%  
Gender Distribution of ACVS Diplomates:
Female: 38.17%  
Male: 61.83%  


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