When it comes to the job picture for 2010 veterinary graduates, there’s good news … and there’s not-so-good news. Let’s start with the good news. According to our latest “Employment, starting salaries, and educational indebtedness of year-2010 graduates of US veterinary medical colleges” report, starting salaries increased 3.6 percent for all first-year employees, including those pursuing advanced studies. Now for the flip side: Average educational debt among veterinary graduates increased 3 percent, to $133,873. Another interesting survey finding is that even more grads are heading into advanced study upon receiving their veterinary degree. That proportion grew by 13.1 percent from 2009, with nearly half, or 49.2 percent of graduates, indicating they would be pursuing an internship or residency.