Estimated Number of Veterinarians by Key Countries, and Year, 2017 - 2021Report

Estimated Number of Veterinarians by Key Countries, and Year, 2017 - 2021

  • Published Date: Apr, 2023
  • Report ID: GVR-MT-100112
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Number of Pages: 35

Deliverable Overview

Grand View Research's animal health team has collected a qualitative database of various veterinarian practitioners by country from 2017 to 2021. The five regions covered are: Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The estimated number of veterinarians by occupation, primary area of specialization, or the core specialty is included in the database. For instance, the majority of veterinarians in Europe treat small animals as well as animals used for food, such as chickens, cattle, pigs, and small ruminants. The dataset is provided in Excel format and includes significant countries like the United States, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and others.

Estimated Number of Veterinarians by Key Countries - Report Scope



Actual estimates/Historical data

2017 - 2021

Quantitative units

Number of Veterinarians from 2017 to 2021

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; China; Japan; India; Singapore; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

By Practice Type

Practice type includes private clinic practice and public & corporate employment. These segments are further subdivided into sub-segments, and data available are only for the key market: U.S.

By Area of Work for Veterinarians

Quantitative data on the number of veterinarians who work with companion animals, food-producing animals, equines, and aquaculture and data availability for EU countries

Companion Animals/Food producing animals/Equine/Aquaculture

Numbers are based on the survey of veterinarians and vets are not exclusive of companion animals


According to a survey conducted by the European Federations of Veterinarians, the veterinary profession is expanding, with an estimated 309,144 veterinarians in Europe (39 FVE member countries). In Europe, the veterinary field is still developing. The majority of veterinarians in Europe are under the age of 45. Clinical practice, which accounts for 58% of all respondents' occupations, continues to be the most prevalent employment sector. Small animal clinical practice makes up the majority of this. Public service (14 percent in 2018, down from 19 percent in 2015), education and research (11 percent in 2018, up from 6 percent in 2015), and industry (4 percent) are the next most popular sectors. An additional 12% of the profession is engaged in other animal health work.

FAQS (Deliverable Format: PDF)

Q. 1 Which is the dominant country represented in the database?

Answer: The U.S. is the most represented country in the database with the maximum number of veterinarians.

Q. 2 What countries are covered in the database?

Answer: Some of the countries covered in the database include U.S., Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Malaysia, and others.

Q. 3 What are the different types of veterinarians based on their specialty?

Answer: Veterinarians' area of specialty includes food animal exclusive, food animal predominant, mixed animal, companion animal predominant, companion animal exclusive, equine, and others.

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