Placement Opportunities

Students graduating with a DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine have a strong history of finding employment or furthering their education after completing their studies at Iowa State University.

For the most recent classes surveyed the following information is available from surveys conducted six months after graduation.

For questions or a PDF of this report please contact assessmentcvm@iastate.edu.


badge Employment (6 months post-graduation)

Source: OASA/Assessment Placement Survey

2014 Employment

2014 employment graph
 

Employed (91%)

 

Not Employed (9%)

2015 Employment

2015 employment graph
 

Employed (87%)

 

Not Employed (13%)

2016 Employment

2016 employment graph
 

Employed (98%)

 

Not Employed (2%)


salary icon Salary

First job - data include both full and part-time employment
Source: Alumni Survey, one year post graduation

Private Practice Salary clinic icon

  Min Median Max
2013 $30,000 $65,000 $100,000
2014 $40,000 $65,000 $80,000
2015 $55,000 $65,000

$91,000

Advanced Training Salary advanced medical training

  Min Median Max
2013 $30,000 $34,000 $42,000
2014 $32,000 $50,000 $65,000
2015 $26,500 $32,000 $75,000

Mixed Animal Salary cat and cow

  Min Median Max
2013 $54,000 $65,000 $73,500
2014 $50,000 $65,000 $80,000
2015 $55,000 $65,000 $78,000

Food Animal Salary

  Min Median Max
2013 $70,000 $85,000 $100,000
2014 $65,000 $70,000 $75,000
2015 $68,000 $73,000 $80,000

Small Animal Salary dog

  Min Median Max
2013 $32,000 $60,000 $78,000
2014 $40,000 $62,500 $80,000
2015 $34,000 $65,000 $91,000

map marker icon Clinical Practice Salary by Location

Data represent student's salary reported regarding their first job in the field. Values rounded to the nearest hundred.
Source: AVMA Senior Survey

2014 Clinical Practice Salary Map

2014 Clinical Practice Salary by Location Map

2015 Clinical Practice Salary Map

2015 Clinical Practice Salary by Location Map

2016 Clinical Practice Salary Map

2016 Clinical Practice Salary by Location Map


time Average Hours Worked

Data represent student's hours as reported regarding their first job in the field. Students going on to advanced training are not represented.
Source: Alumni Survey, one year post graduation

average hours worked

 

20-29 hours

 

30-39 hours

 

40-49 hours

 

50-59 hours

 

60-69 hours

 

70 or more hours

 

Average Hours Worked 2013 2014 2015
20 - 29 hours 5% 8%  
30 - 39 hours 2%   2%
40 - 49 hours 38% 36% 54%
50 - 59 hours 29% 33% 33%
60 - 69 hours 10% 23% 9%
70 or more hours 17%   2%
  101% 100% 100%