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Diplomate Demographics

Following the February 2019 Examination, there are approximately 2,119 board-certified veterinary surgeons.

Current employment distribution of ACVS Diplomates:
Academic Institution: 25.11%  
Armed Forces: 0.33%  
Corporate: 1.37  
Private Practice: 31.52%  
Private Referral-Only Practice 33.74%  
Retired: 2.97%  
Other/Unknown: 4.18%  
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: 17.65%  
Equine General: 3.45%  
Equine Orthopedic: 2.12%  
Farm Animal General & Orthopedic: 1.56%  
Farm Animal General: 0.42%  
Farm Animal Orthopedic: 0.09%  
Large Animal General & Orthopedic: 6.61%  
Large Animal General: 1.13%  
Large Animal Orthopedic: 0.61%  
Small Animal General & Orthopedic: 46.01%  
Small Animal General: 7.60%  
Small Animal Orthopedic: 6.09%  
Other/Unknown: 13.59%  
Gender Distribution of ACVS Diplomates:
Female: 37%  
Male: 63%