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Veterinarian Schools Help People Help Animals

If you love animals, you may find that veterinarian school is just what the doctor ordered. However, be prepared to engage in some serious science. Veterinarian school can be challenging.

Before treating a single animal, veterinarians must graduate with a diploma that says "Doctor of Veterinary Medicine." This is a four-year degree and the college attended must be accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

In order to gain admittance to that four-year program, you must either already have a bachelor's degree or possess significant work experience in the veterinary field. Different veterinarian schools have different admission requirements. All veterinarians must be licensed by their state before practicing. If you'd like to work in veterinary medicine, but aren't interested spending that long in school, consider a position as a veterinary technician or technologist. These careers typically require two- and four-year degrees, respectively, for entry-level positions.

Working veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary technologists commonly pursue further training and classes while working in their field.

Veterinarian Career Paths and Job Outlook

About 75 percent of veterinarians are self-employed, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Often, veterinarians form a group practice or work purely on their own as business owners. Such self-sufficient practices also provide jobs for vet techs who work under licensed veterinarians.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected job growth in the field at a sizable 35 percent from 2006 to 2016. The fact that veterinarian schools are not as plentiful as schools for more mainstream occupations means that those who do gain the proper training have a strong position in the job market. As of 2006, 62,000 people worked as veterinarians.

According to the BLS, the median annual earnings of a veterinarian tallied $79,050 in May of 2008. The top ten percent of veterinarians earned $143,660. Advanced training such as masters and PhD degrees may provide the best chances to earn at the upper end of that scale. In the same year, veterinary technicians and technologists earned $28,900.

Veterinary Schools

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Carrington College
Ready for a rewarding career in healthcare? Carrington College™ can help.
Veterinary Assisting, and more.
  • Mesa: 1322 South Country Club Drive Mesa, AZ 85210
  • Phoenix: 8503 N 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85051

Ross Medical Education Centers
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.
Veterinary Assistant, and more.
  • Portage: 6235 South Westnedge Portage, MI 49002
  • New Baltimore: 51133 Birch Street Suite 100 New Baltimore, MI 48047
  • Canton: 44958 Ford Road Canton, MI 48187

Pima Medical Institute
Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.
Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant, and more.
  • Albuquerque: 4400 Cutler Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Tucson: 3350 E. Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Colorado Springs: 3770 Citadel Drive North Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Ashworth College
Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.
Veterinary Assisting, and more.
  • Norcross: Norcross, GA

National American University
Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.
Veterinary Technology A.A.S., Veterinary Assisting Diploma, and more.
  • Rapid City: 5301 South Highway 16 Rapid City, SD 57701

Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist, and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Penn Foster Schools
Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.
Veterinary Assistant, and more.
  • Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Veterinary Technology, and more.
  • Alhambra: 1000 South Freemont Avenue Suite A9W Alhambra, CA 91803
  • Ontario: 3700 Inland Empire Blvd. Suite 400 Ontario, CA 91764

Sanford-Brown College
Sanford-Brown can help prepare you for a rewarding career in health and dental care, business, paralegal, criminal justice, Design & Media Arts or information technology.
Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, and more.
  • Tampa: 7702 Woodland Center Blvd., Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614

Animal Behavior College
Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.
Veterinary Assistant, Grooming Instruction, Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course - On-Site and more.
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  • Valencia: 25104 Rye Canyon Loop Valencia, CA 91355

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