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Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by wingy, Mar 17, 2005.

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  1. wingy

    wingy Member

    Aug 27, 2000
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    just wondering does anyone know what the current income is of vets that just graduated from vet school?
  2. birdvet2006

    birdvet2006 Glasgow c/o 2006

    Feb 5, 2005
    Portsmouth, NH
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    See this article for the information you are seeking:

    Employment, Starting Salaries, and Educational Indebtedness of Year-2004 Graduates of US Veterinary Medical Colleges
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 225[11]:1677-1679 Dec 1'04 Facts Figures 1 Refs
    Allison J. Shepherd, MBA
    AVMA Membership and Field Services Division (Research Projects Manager)

    Also, you can check out the AVMA Career Center to see the variation in salaries with region etc. (http://www.avma.org/vcc/default.asp).

    It seems you should not have a problem earning $50,000 per year in private small animal practice in most areas as a new graduate.

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