Veterinary in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in New Mexico


Each year, approximately 0.3% of New Mexico graduates receive degrees in veterinary medicine. In other words, every year an estimated 126 veterinarians graduate from New Mexico's 10 veterinary schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico with a veterinary program is New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is located in Las Cruces. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. In 2010, 47 students graduated from New Mexico State University-Main Campus' veterinary program. The tuition rate at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $5,400 per year.

Navajo Technical College, which is located in Crownpoint, is the second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a veterinary program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Navajo Technical College graduated 3 students from its veterinary program. Tuition at Navajo Technical College was $1,620 per year.

Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Albuquerque, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a veterinary program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated 24 students from its veterinary programs. The tuition rate at Pima Medical Institute was $0 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a New Mexico veterinary school, average tuition will be $2,307 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,032 per year to $5,400 per year. The New Mexico veterinary schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. New Mexico State University-Main Campus - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $5,400 per year
  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus - located in Portales, students are charged $3,900 per year
  3. Western New Mexico University - located in Silver City, students are charged $3,812 per year

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

  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 degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

A large number of New Mexico veterinary graduates become veterinarians. 310 veterinarians were working in New Mexico in 2010. The New Mexico counties with the largest populations of veterinarians are:

  1. Bernalillo County - 140 veterinarians
  2. Santa Fe County - 60 veterinarians
  3. Dona Ana County - 30 veterinarians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinarians in the state of New Mexico will grow to 420. This would require a 13% growth in the profession.

Salary

A veterinarian in New Mexico earns $78,380 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. veterinarians in New Mexico had varying salaries from $51,020 to $118,860 per year in 2010. On average a veterinarian earns the most in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - $85,530 per year
  2. Dona Ana County - $80,020 per year
  3. Santa Fe County - $67,970 per year

The New Mexico counties with the lowest average salary for veterinarians are:

  1. Santa Fe County - $67,970 per year
  2. Dona Ana County - $80,020 per year
  3. Bernalillo County - $85,530 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in veterinary medicine. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Medicine in New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in New Mexico
  • Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in New Mexico
  • Certificate in Veterinary Medicine 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
7,200 miles from location New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces NM 60.5764 45% 18,526
7,225 miles from location San Juan College Farmington NM 10.8764 n/a 8,990
6,986 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales NM 22.1305 52% 4,679
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
7,283 miles from location Western New Mexico University Silver City NM 13.5482 n/a 3,370
7,159 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque NM 25.16 n/a 1,003
6,999 miles from location Mesalands Community College Tucumcari NM 13.5852 n/a 991
7,239 miles from location Navajo Technical College Crownpoint NM 31.2529 n/a 751
 

Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers + 930 $21,840 45.3%
2
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 680 $24,970 36.0%
3
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 390 $32,130 2.6%
4
Veterinarians + 310 $78,380 -16.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are veterinary related jobs in New Mexico