Number of veterinary hospitals
Number of veterinary hospitals in a county. Veterinary hospitals are identified using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 541940. Veterinary laboratories are excluded for the purpose of the Veterinary Care Accessibility Score.
People with minority status
Total of the following: “black or African American alone” + “American Indian and Alaska Native alone” + “Asian alone” + “Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander alone” + “some other race alone” + “two or more races” + “Hispanic or Latino – white alone.”
Veterinary care accessibility score
A ranked sum index that incorporates data on income, location, demographics, veterinary employees, veterinary clnics and other variables. The score is an indicator of the relative accessibility of veterinary care. Scores range from 0 to 100, where 0 indicates that care is relatively inaccessible while 100 indicates that care is very accessible when compared to other locations.
Veterinary employees per 1,000 households
The aggregate number of veterinary clinic employees as defined by the NAICS code 541940 (excluding veterinary laboratory facility employees) divided by the aggregate number of households, then multiplied by 1,000 at the county level.