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Diplomate Demographics

Following the February 2020 Examination, there are approximately 2,206 board-certified veterinary surgeons.

Current employment distribution of ACVS Diplomates:
Academic Institution: 24.66%  
Armed Forces: 0.36%  
Corporate: 1.45%  
Private Practice: 32.32%  
Private Referral-Only Practice 33.68%  
Retired: 3.08%  
Other/Unknown: 4.44%  
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: 17.54%  
Equine General: 3.31%  
Equine Orthopedic: 2.04%  
Farm Animal General & Orthopedic: 1.59%  
Farm Animal General: 0.45%  
Farm Animal Orthopedic: 0.09%  
Large Animal General & Orthopedic: 6.62%  
Large Animal General: 1.13%  
Large Animal Orthopedic: 0.59%  
Small Animal General & Orthopedic: 46.42%  
Small Animal General: 7.43%  
Small Animal Orthopedic: 5.94%  
Other/Unknown: 13.78%  
Gender Distribution of ACVS Diplomates:
Female: 40.53%  
Male: 59.38%