There are schools offering veterinary programs in California!
Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in California
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The top-ranked school in California with a veterinary program is University of California-San Diego, which is located in La Jolla. In 2010, it was ranked 12th nationwide. 13 students graduated with a degree in veterinary from University of California-San Diego in 2010. The tuition rate at University of California-San Diego was $11,306 per year.
University of California-Davis, which is located in Davis, is the second-ranked school in California that has a veterinary program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of California-Davis graduated 205 students from its veterinary program. Students at University of California-Davis paid $11,958 per year in tuition fees.
University of California-Santa Barbara, which is located in Santa Barbara, is the third-ranked school in California that has a veterinary program. It received a ranking of 17th in the country in 2010. 38 students graduated with degree in veterinary from University of California-Santa Barbara in 2010. The tuition rate at University of California-Santa Barbara was $11,686 per year.
Tuition at California's veterinary schools ranges from $13,418 per year to $644 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,612 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at California veterinary schools were charged at the following schools:
- San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno - located in Fresno, students are charged $13,418 per year
- University of California-Davis - located in Davis, students are charged $11,958 per year
- University of California-Santa Barbara - located in Santa Barbara, students are charged $11,686 per year
The following California veterinary schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Cosumnes River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
- San Diego Mesa College - located in San Diego, students are charged $658 per year
- Reedley College - located in Reedley, students are charged $658 per year
A veterinary degree from a California school... what next?
Most people who graduate from veterinary school in California go on to work as a veterinarian. In 2010, there were 5,190 veterinarians working in California. The California counties with the largest populations of veterinarians are:
- Los Angeles County - 800 veterinarians
- San Diego County - 740 veterinarians
- El Dorado County - 510 veterinarians
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinarians is expected to grow by 33% by 2018. There are projected to be 7,500 veterinarians working in the California then.
A veterinarian in California earns $100,140 per year on average. However, California veterinarians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,440 per year to more than $150,740 per year in 2010. The counties in California with the highest average salary for a veterinarian are:
- Santa Barbara County - $140,100 per year
- Solano County - $129,420 per year
- Marin County - $127,040 per year
The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for veterinarians:
- San Joaquin County - $66,700 per year
- Kern County - $71,590 per year
- Monterey County - $72,250 per year
For more data regarding a career in veterinary medicine in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as veterinary or dog training, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in California
- Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in California
- Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in California
- Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in California
- Certificate in Veterinary Medicine in California
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Featured Online Schools
|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|7,943 miles from location||San Jose State University||San Jose||CA||32.9649||23%||31,280|
|7,906 miles from location||University of California-Davis||Davis||CA||84.1357||23%||31,247|
|7,800 miles from location||Mt. San Antonio College||Walnut||CA||19.4628||n/a||29,935|
|7,789 miles from location||University of California-San Diego||La Jolla||CA||87.7434||23%||28,418|
|7,957 miles from location||Santa Rosa Junior College||Santa Rosa||CA||19.5812||n/a||25,877|
|7,786 miles from location||San Diego Mesa College||San Diego||CA||15.0493||n/a||23,211|
|7,902 miles from location||University of California-Santa Barbara||Santa Barbara||CA||83.0456||19%||22,850|
|7,798 miles from location||California State Polytechnic University-Pomona||Pomona||CA||34.13||20%||22,273|
|7,837 miles from location||Los Angeles Pierce College||Woodland Hills||CA||17.7823||n/a||21,928|
|7,817 miles from location||Cerritos College||Norwalk||CA||14.3203||n/a||21,776|
|7,844 miles from location||California State University-Fresno||Fresno||CA||30.8192||28%||21,500|
|7,873 miles from location||Sierra College||Rocklin||CA||19.1068||n/a||20,688|
|7,926 miles from location||California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo||San Luis Obispo||CA||42.2202||31%||19,325|
|7,890 miles from location||Modesto Junior College||Modesto||CA||14.2493||n/a||18,410|
|7,833 miles from location||Bakersfield College||Bakersfield||CA||15.0744||n/a||18,402|
|7,954 miles from location||Foothill College||Los Altos||CA||21.5152||n/a||18,293|
|7,849 miles from location||Moorpark College||Moorpark||CA||19.4776||n/a||16,393|
|7,891 miles from location||Cosumnes River College||Sacramento||CA||12.3879||n/a||15,946|
|7,833 miles from location||Reedley College||Reedley||CA||15.9728||n/a||15,384|
|7,832 miles from location||College of the Sequoias||Visalia||CA||12.9685||n/a||13,322|
|7,928 miles from location||Cuesta College||San Luis Obispo||CA||15.736||n/a||12,025|
|7,881 miles from location||Shasta College||Redding||CA||17.9463||n/a||10,578|
|7,947 miles from location||Hartnell College||Salinas||CA||14.8313||n/a||10,451|
|7,870 miles from location||Merced College||Merced||CA||10.9318||n/a||10,446|
|7,881 miles from location||Yuba College||Marysville||CA||12.4683||n/a||8,564|
|7,959 miles from location||Humboldt State University||Arcata||CA||24.97||16%||7,954|
|7,887 miles from location||Carrington College California-Sacramento||Sacramento||CA||30.7306||77%||1,537|
|7,939 miles from location||Carrington College California-San Jose||San Jose||CA||31.6955||72%||1,016|
|7,785 miles from location||Pima Medical Institute||Chula Vista||CA||25.1547||n/a||896|
|7,946 miles from location||Carrington College California-San Leandro||San Leandro||CA||29.9223||73%||893|
|7,845 miles from location||San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno||Fresno||CA||20.4501||n/a||870|
|7,880 miles from location||Carrington College California-Citrus Heights||Citrus Heights||CA||32.5381||72%||815|
|7,937 miles from location||Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill||Pleasant Hill||CA||33.2966||77%||615|
|7,898 miles from location||Carrington College California-Stockton||Stockton||CA||31.1781||64%||566|
Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in California
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Nonfarm Animal Caretakers +||14,470||$23,850||29.2%|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians +||9,210||$35,300||24.8%|
|Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers +||6,940||$26,330||-18.4%|
|Animal Scientists +||60||$98,810|
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