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Diplomate Demographics

Following the February 2016 Examination, there are approximately 1,938 board-certified veterinary surgeons.

Current employment distribution of ACVS Diplomates:
Academic Institution: 25.18%  
Armed Forces: 0.36%  
Corporate: 1.50%  
Private Practice: 32.09%  
Private Referral-Only Practice 34.11%  
Retired: 3.04%  
Other/Unknown: 3.72%  
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: 25.35%  
Equine General: 4.31%  
Equine Orthopedic: 2.16%  
Farm Animal General & Orthopedic: 1.36%  
Farm Animal General: 0.51%  
Farm Animal Orthopedic: 0.11%  
Large Animal General & Orthopedic: 9.59%  
Large Animal General: 1.30%  
Large Animal Orthopedic: 0.34%  
Small Animal General & Orthopedic: 66.02%  
Small Animal General: 8.22%  
Small Animal Orthopedic: 6.52%  
Other/Unknown: 11.17%  
Gender Distribution of ACVS Diplomates:
Female: 37.31%  
Male: 62.54%  


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