Veterinary in Colorado

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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Colorado


Each year, approximately 0.4% of Colorado graduates receive degrees in veterinary medicine. That means an estimated 656 veterinarians graduate from Colorado's 10 veterinary schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Denver, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a veterinary program. It is located in Denver. In 2010, University of Denver graduated 1 students from its veterinary program. University of Denver charged in-state students $36,501 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Colorado with a veterinary program is Colorado State University, which is located in Fort Collins. In 2010, it was ranked 62nd nationwide. In 2010, Colorado State University graduated 186 students from its veterinary program. Colorado State University charged in-state students $6,985 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado that has a veterinary program is Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in Denver. In 2010, Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology graduated 236 students from its veterinary programs. Students at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology paid $9,656 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Veterinary schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $6,594 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $36,501 per year, or as little as $1,650 per year. In 2010, the veterinary schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. University of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $36,501 per year
  2. Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology - located in Denver, students are charged $9,656 per year
  3. Colorado State University - located in Fort Collins, students are charged $6,985 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Colorado veterinary schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Pickens Technical College - located in Aurora, students are charged $2,226 per year
  3. Front Range Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,625 per year

A veterinary degree from a Colorado school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary graduates in Colorado pursue careers as a veterinarian. 1,560 veterinarians were working in Colorado in 2010. The Colorado counties with the largest populations of veterinarians are:

  1. Adams County - 700 veterinarians
  2. Larimer County - 170 veterinarians
  3. Weld County - 100 veterinarians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of veterinarians in Colorado will grow by 22%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,100 veterinarians working in Colorado.

Salary

A veterinarian in Colorado makes an average of $74,780 per year. However, Colorado veterinarians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $29,900 per year to more than $136,710 per year in 2010. The following counties in Colorado have the highest average salaries for veterinarians:

  1. Mesa County - $88,510 per year
  2. Adams County - $83,440 per year
  3. Weld County - $78,580 per year

On average, veterinarians earns the least in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Boulder County - $66,160 per year
  2. Larimer County - $68,160 per year
  3. Eagle County - $74,570 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary medicine in Colorado 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 Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Colorado
  • Certificate in Veterinary Medicine in Colorado

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,013 miles from location Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 38.2925 39% 28,902
7,019 miles from location Front Range Community College Westminster CO 13.185 n/a 18,713
7,018 miles from location University of Denver Denver CO 72.0669 20% 11,644
7,019 miles from location Community College of Denver Denver CO 9.24406 n/a 10,918
7,143 miles from location Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs CO 16.5604 n/a 5,741
7,008 miles from location Pickens Technical College Aurora CO 25.924 n/a 1,362
7,018 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Denver CO 26.2891 n/a 1,082
6,910 miles from location Lamar Community College Lamar CO 14.7336 n/a 1,080
7,013 miles from location Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Denver CO 28.7679 58% 776
7,016 miles from location Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 18.9389 n/a 628
 

Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Colorado

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 2,590 $29,420 40.8%
2
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers + 2,550 $21,770 0.8%
3
Veterinarians + 1,560 $74,780 5.4%
4
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 660 $21,140 -20.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are veterinary related jobs in Colorado