• One Health
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology
  • Anesthesia
  • Geriatric & Palliative Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Poultry Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Theriogenology
  • Nutrition
  • Animal Welfare
  • Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Small Ruminant
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Feline Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Urology/Nephrology
  • Avian & Exotic
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Anesthesiology & Pain Management
  • Integrative & Holistic Medicine
  • Food Animals
  • Behavior
  • Zoo Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Equine Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Virtual Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Epidemiology
  • Fish Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Livestock
  • Endocrinology

How do veterinarians stack up next to physicians in terms of work hours?

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See how veterinarians, general practitioners, and general surgeons stack up.

Veterinarians:

* 8% work 36-40 hours a week

* 13% work 41-45 hours a week

* 22% work 46-50 hours a week

* 18% work 51-55 hours a week

* 14% work 56-60 hours a week

* 15% work more than 60 hours a week

General practitioners:

* 23% work 40-49 hours a week

* 28% work 50-59 hours a week

* 16% work 60-69 hours a week

* 4% work 70-79 hours a week

* 2% work 80-89 hours a week

* 4% work more than 90 hours a week

General surgeons:

* 8% work 40-49 hours a week

* 20% work 50-59 hours a week

* 37% work 60-69 hours a week

* 9% work 70-79 hours a week

* 16% work 80-89 hours a week

* 5% work more than 90 hours a week

Sources: Medical Economics 2006 Production Survey; "The State of the Veterinary Profession," conducted by DVM Newsmagazine in 2006

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