Veterinary employment in the Wichita metropolitan area accounts for a small fraction of the local labor force, approximately 590 workers. However, they provide valuable services to the community.
In the Wichita metropolitan area, employment in veterinary occupations has grown significantly between 2008 and 2013. The concentration of these occupations in the Wichita area is well above the national average.
Nationally, the number of veterinarians has grown by 13.4 percent between 2008 and 2013 and is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022. The number of veterinary assistants has grown by 1.7 percent between 2008 and 2013 and is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022.