More and more graduates are looking to take on larger roles in veterinary practice, with some of the biggest companies investing heavily in the sector.
The number of graduates from veterinary school has grown from about 5% in 2010 to over 16% today, according to data from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
It’s a shift from years past when vets were mostly students and those jobs were filled by graduates of medical schools.
There are now a number of large companies investing in the field, including Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, CVS Health, Dr. Bronner’s, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and United Therapeutics.
But the demand is also coming from people who want to make a career in the industry, says Jeff Wasser, senior vice president of the American Pet Food Association.
He says a lot of the people who are looking for work in the pet food industry aren’t going to be veterinarians.
There is a lot that can be done, and there is a real desire to get in the game.
I think that the people that are really making this decision and really looking at the profession and the industry are the people at the top.
We’ve seen that in the last couple of years, the number of veterinary school graduates has risen from about 15% to over 20%.
So we’re seeing a really strong demand for these types of roles, and that’s going to lead to even more companies investing.
And, I think, that’s good for the profession.
I’m not necessarily saying it’s going away, but it’s definitely a bigger industry now than it was five or 10 years ago, and it’s certainly a more viable industry now.