Veterinary Assistant in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in New Mexico


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of New Mexico receive veterinary assisting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 62 veterinary assistants graduate from New Mexico's 6 veterinary assistant schools.

Top Schools

Navajo Technical College, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Crownpoint. In 2010, Navajo Technical College graduated 3 students from its veterinary assistant program. The tuition rate at Navajo Technical College was $1,620 per year.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a veterinary assistant program is Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. 24 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Pima Medical Institute in 2010.

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus, which is located in Roswell, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 87th in the country in 2010. Students at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus paid $1,339 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Veterinary assistant schools in New Mexico, charge students an average tuition of $1,161 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $1,812 per year, or as little as $1,032 per year. The New Mexico veterinary assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Central New Mexico Community College - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $1,812 per year
  2. Navajo Technical College - located in Crownpoint, students are charged $1,620 per year
  3. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year

The veterinary assistant schools in New Mexico that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year
  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year
  3. Navajo Technical College - located in Crownpoint, students are charged $1,620 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

Most people who graduate from veterinary assistant school in New Mexico go on to work as a veterinary assistant. If you decide to work as a veterinary assistant in New Mexico, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 680 New Mexico veterinary assistants as of 2010. In New Mexico, the largest numbers of veterinary assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 310 veterinary assistants
  2. Chaves County - 160 veterinary assistants
  3. Santa Fe County - 70 veterinary assistants

Salary

A veterinary assistant in New Mexico makes an average of $24,970 per year. But, salaries for veterinary assistants can vary. In 2010, veterinary assistants made as little as less than $15,930 per year or as much as more than $38,950 per year in New Mexico. The counties in New Mexico with the highest average salary for a veterinary assistant are:

  1. Bernalillo County - $29,590 per year
  2. Santa Fe County - $26,440 per year
  3. Cibola County - $20,340 per year

A veterinary assistant in the following counties in New Mexico make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Dona Ana County - $19,020 per year
  2. Catron County - $19,740 per year
  3. Chaves County - $20,240 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in veterinary assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as veterinary or dog training.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Veterinary Assisting in New Mexico
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,156 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM n/a n/a n/a
7,162 miles from location Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque NM 11.3262 n/a 27,999
7,225 miles from location San Juan College Farmington NM 10.8764 n/a 8,990
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
7,159 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque NM 25.16 n/a 1,003
7,239 miles from location Navajo Technical College Crownpoint NM 31.2529 n/a 751
 

Curious what studying Veterinary Assistant gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 680 $24,970 36.0%
 

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