New Veterinary Graduates Reconsidering Profession

September 20, 2017

Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM, senior manager of veterinary outreach for PetSmart Charities, talks about statistics regarding new veterinary graduates.

Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM, senior manager of veterinary outreach for PetSmart Charities, talks about statistics regarding new veterinary graduates.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 40 percent of graduates 0 to 9 years out of veterinary school said they may not consider going into veterinary medicine due to the difference between their student debt load and their starting salary. This means that potentially 40 percent of young veterinarians are reconsidering why they went into this profession in the first place.