Top Tips: New Veterinary Graduates Entering Equine Practice
Keeping Equine Vets Off the Endangered Species List
Mallicote shared that according to the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA), equine practitioners work more hours than those in other branches of veterinary medicine and get paid less. Of those who take out student loans during veterinary school, the average graduate has $186,430 in debt but will be offered a starting salary of $70,000 per year.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) reports the greatest needs of veterinary students and veterinarians in the early stages of their careers include: • Strong community• Adequate compensation• Work-life balance• Mentorship