The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges recently completed an employment survey of 2011 and 2012 graduates from U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine.
The survey showed that 98.4% of 2011 graduates and 97.7% of 2012 graduates report being employed in veterinary medicine at least six months after graduation. The full report includes a description of the survey methods, limitations, and confidence intervals on the estimates and can be accessed by following the link below.
Survey of Recent DVM Graduates of Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States [Internet]. Washington, DC: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges; 2013 Feb p. 1–9. Available from: www.aavmc.org/Public-Data/Survey-of-Recent-US-DVM-Graduates.aspx
The president of the AAVMC, Dr.Deborah Kochevar responded on February 26 to a New York Times article by David Segal. Read her "Open Letter to the Veterinary Medical Community," which also includes a link to the original story.