You may have received a copy of our 2010 AVMA Biennial Economic Survey in the mail recently. Dr. DeHaven and I strongly urge you to take the time to complete this random-sample survey of U.S. veterinarians. By doing so, you’ll not only be providing your association with invaluable information, you’ll also benefit by being able to gauge your position on the economic scale across all veterinary disciplines.
The results of the survey will be published in book form in our Report on Veterinary Compensation and our Report on Veterinary Practice Business Measures. Summary results also will be included in upcoming JAVMA articles. On top of that, the data collected forms the basis of our Salary Calculator, which is available to all AVMA members for free on the AVMA Web site.
We want to assure you that individual responses to the survey are strictly confidential and are never released as individual data for any purpose. As one veterinarian in a sample, your answers carry a heavy statistical weight on behalf of your colleagues who have not been chosen for the survey. So if you receive a survey, please remember that the only way we can ensure the most accurate and timely information is if you do your part and fill out the survey.