Veterinary in Missouri

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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Missouri

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Missouri receive veterinary medicine degrees every year. Thus, Missouri's 14 veterinary schools put out approximately 309 veterinarians each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri that has a veterinary program is University of Missouri-Columbia. University of Missouri-Columbia, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Columbia. In 2010, 92 students graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia's veterinary program. The tuition rate at University of Missouri-Columbia was $8,501 per year.

Midwest Institute, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a veterinary program. It is located in Saint Louis. 17 students graduated with degree in veterinary from Midwest Institute in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Missouri that has a veterinary program is College of the Ozarks. College of the Ozarks, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Point Lookout. In 2010, 13 students graduated from College of the Ozarks veterinary program. College of the Ozarks charged in-state students $17,310 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Missouri's veterinary schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,858 per year, though tuition can range from $17,310 per year to $1,920 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri veterinary schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. College of the Ozarks - located in Point Lookout, students are charged $17,310 per year
  2. Sanford-Brown College - located in Fenton, students are charged $15,181 per year
  3. Sanford-Brown College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $10,578 per year

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

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Jefferson College - located in Hillsboro, students are charged $2,040 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods - located in Kansas City, students are charged $2,460 per year

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

Most people who graduate from veterinary school in Missouri go on to work as a veterinarian. 990 veterinarians were working in Missouri in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri veterinarians:

  1. Bond County - 500 veterinarians
  2. Franklin County - 350 veterinarians
  3. Christian County - 70 veterinarians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinarians in the state of Missouri will grow to 1,600. This would require a 25% growth in the profession.


On average, veterinarians earn $70,210 per year. However, this number is only an average. veterinarians in Missouri had varying salaries from $37,900 to $113,530 per year in 2010. A veterinarian in the following Missouri counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Franklin County - $86,060 per year
  2. Adair County - $79,210 per year
  3. Boone County - $71,960 per year

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

  1. Callaway County - $59,190 per year
  2. Butler County - $62,080 per year
  3. Bond County - $63,760 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,248 miles from location Brown Mackie College-St Louis Fenton MO n/a n/a n/a
6,350 miles from location University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO 40.0709 41% 31,237
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,482 miles from location Northwest Missouri State University Maryville MO 30.4083 41% 7,076
6,255 miles from location Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 18.6583 n/a 5,788
6,468 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Kansas City MO 9.55251 n/a 4,880
6,466 miles from location Crowder College Neosho MO 18.5042 n/a 4,482
6,405 miles from location College of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO 35.6208 93% 1,347
6,251 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Fenton MO 22.9563 n/a 1,044
6,260 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Saint Peters MO 24.7073 n/a 779
6,473 miles from location Anthem College-Kansas City Kansas City MO 15.9981 n/a 323
6,471 miles from location Franklin Technology-MSSU Joplin MO 31.8145 n/a 226
6,247 miles from location Midwest Institute Saint Louis MO 38.906 100% 191

Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers + 3,120 $21,130 36.8%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 1,960 $20,170 33.3%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 1,170 $30,320 27.2%
Veterinarians + 990 $70,210 -16.1%
Animal Scientists + 130 $79,570

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are veterinary related jobs in Missouri