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Diplomate Demographics

Following the April 2022 Examinations, there are approximately 2,381 board-certified veterinary surgeons.

Current employment distribution of ACVS Diplomates:
Academic Institution: 23.52%  
Armed Forces: 0.38%  
Corporate: 1.64%  
Private Practice: 32%  
Private Referral-Only Practice 33.77%  
Retired: 3.49%  
Other/Unknown: 5.21%  
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: 17.01%  
Equine General: 3.07%  
Equine Orthopedic: 1.89%  
Farm Animal General & Orthopedic: 1.47%  
Farm Animal General: 0.50%  
Farm Animal Orthopedic: 0.13%  
Large Animal General & Orthopedic: 6.51%  
Large Animal General: 1.09%  
Large Animal Orthopedic: 0.55%  
Small Animal General & Orthopedic: 45.57%  
Small Animal General: 7.56%  
Small Animal Orthopedic: 5.92%  
Other/Unknown: 15.79%