Pet owners may appreciate the increase in the number of U.S. veterinary specialists over the past few years, as these professionals have substantially impacted the country's economy. For example, the Tampa Bay Times reports that BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a group of specialty animal hospitals, increased its revenues from $42 million in 2008 to around $100 million in 2011. Additionally, the company also earned a spot on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing businesses in the nation.

BluePearl Veterinary Partners officials are looking to add more team members in the future. The company has numerous job openings available across the country, and CEO Darryl Shaw noted that the business intends to expand further.

"We have seen some good organic growth, and we believe the demand will continue to grow for specialty and emergency veterinary services," Shaw told the news source.

Forbes Magazine notes that there are more than 55,400 animal doctors in the United States, and the position has an average annual salary of $91,250. The abundance of opportunities available and the higher-than-average yearly income may lead more people to pursue careers as veterinary specialists.

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