* Note: All state boards or affiliated agencies were contacted via e-mail, traditional mail and follow-up telephone calls over a three-month period (July-Sept., 2007). Thirteen state boards would not disclose data about the numbers of state-board complaints received.
State DVM population numbers reported by American Veterinary Medical Association, 2006.
Certain states operate in a fiscal-year cycle (July to July); 2007 totals were calculated through July 2007.
Data compiled by DVM Newsmagazine editors
Consumer complaints filed with state agencies