List of Veterinary Schools, Colleges and Universities

Aug 07, 2019

Learn about the various veterinary schools, colleges, and universities, including what they offer, tuition, location, and degree level. Find out if a future in veterinary medicine is right for you.

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Veterinary technology programs are two- or four-year programs, while veterinary medicine programs are found only at four-year colleges and universities. Students should consider their career goals to determine which program is best suited for them.

Top 10 Colleges With Veterinary Programs

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition
University of California-Davis Davis, California 4-year, Public Master's
Doctoral
$19,658 in-state master's (2019-2020)*
$32,137 in-state doctoral (2019-2020)*
Cornell University Ithaca, New York 4-year, Private Master's
Doctoral
$37,022 master's (2019-2020)*
$37,136 in-state doctoral (2019-2020)*
Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado 4-year, Public Master's
Doctoral
$10,214 in-state master's (2018-2019)**
$37,980 doctoral (2019-2020)*
North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina 4-year, Public Master's
Doctoral
$8,917 in-state master's (2018-2019)**
$19,616 in-state doctoral (2019-2020)*
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 4-year, Public Master's
Doctoral
$11,560 in-state master's (2018-2019)**
$32,957 in-state doctoral (2019-2020)*
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin 4-year, Public Master's
Doctoral
$10,728 in-state master's (2018-2019)**
$30,515 in-state doctoral (2019-2020)*
Texas A&M University-College Station College Station, Texas 4-year, Public Master's
Doctoral
$6,552 in-state master's (2018-2019)**
$24,654 in-state doctoral (2019-2020)*
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4-year, Private Doctoral $56,420 (2019-2020)*
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota 4-year, Public Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
$14,760 undergrad (2018-2019)**
$17,064 in-state master's (2018-2019)**
$14,976 In-state doctoral (2019-2020)*
Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts 4-year, Private Doctoral $51,116 in-state doctoral (2018-2019)*

Sources: *School websites and **NCES College Navigator

College Selection Criteria

When choosing a program, students may want to consider their career goals. Here are some things to consider when deciding on a veterinary program:

  • Students seeking to become veterinarians may want to consider DVM programs that include residency training in one of the 20 specialties recognized by the AVMA (including surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, nutrition, dermatology, radiology and preventive medicine).
  • Graduation from an accredited program is required to take the licensure exam to become a veterinarian or the certification exam for vet techs; look for veterinarian schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.

Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology

Colleges with veterinary majors offer bachelor's degrees in this field. Vet majors will examine the biological processes of animals and learn basic animal care. They also are required to complete clinical rotations or work experiences in an animal hospital or clinic.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

To be accepted into a DVM program, a student must have documented experience working with animals, as well as a minimum of 60 college-level credit hours. The program includes coursework and clinical experiences. Toward the end of the program, students complete clinical rotations in different areas of veterinary medicine.

Students who wish to pursue a career in the veterinary field have options for associate's and bachelor's degree programs in veterinary technology, or a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an accredited four-year school. The specialty they wish to have, school accreditation, and school location are all factors which will guide the selection of a college.

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