Veterinary in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in South Dakota


Each year, roughly 0.4% of South Dakota students graduate with degrees in veterinary medicine. In other words, every year an estimated 97 veterinarians graduate from South Dakota's 3 veterinary schools.

Top Schools

South Dakota State University, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a veterinary program. It is located in Brookings. In 2010, 88 students graduated from South Dakota State University's veterinary program. Tuition at South Dakota State University was $6,444 per year.

National American University-Rapid City, which was ranked 87th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a veterinary program. It is located in Rapid City. In 2010, National American University-Rapid City graduated 3 students from its veterinary program. Students at National American University-Rapid City paid $12,038 per year in tuition fees.

Globe University-Sioux Falls, is the third-largest veterinary school in South Dakota. It is located in Houston. Students at Globe University-Sioux Falls paid 15660 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a South Dakota veterinary school, average tuition will be $11,381 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,444 per year to $15,660 per year. In 2010, the veterinary schools that charged the highest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Globe University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $15,660 per year
  2. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year
  3. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year

The veterinary schools in South Dakota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year
  2. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year
  3. Globe University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $15,660 per year

A veterinary degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary graduates in South Dakota pursue careers as a veterinarian. If you decide to work as a veterinarian in South Dakota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 200 South Dakota veterinarians as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of South Dakota veterinarians:

  1. Beadle County - 70 veterinarians
  2. Lincoln County - 40 veterinarians
  3. Meade County - 40 veterinarians

Salary

On average, a veterinarian earns a salary of $68,850 per year in South Dakota state. However, this number is only an average. veterinarians in South Dakota had varying salaries from $39,430 to $115,860 per year in 2010. A veterinarian in the following South Dakota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lincoln County - $79,470 per year
  2. Aurora County - $66,650 per year
  3. Meade County - $66,410 per year

The following counties in South Dakota have the lowest average salaries for veterinarians:

  1. Beadle County - $62,800 per year
  2. Meade County - $66,410 per year
  3. Aurora County - $66,650 per year

More Information

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

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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
6,560 miles from location South Dakota State University Brookings SD 31.8924 55% 12,376
6,879 miles from location National American University-Rapid City Rapid City SD 12.6507 n/a 1,973
6,565 miles from location Globe University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD n/a n/a 336
 

Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers + 300 $19,460 3.4%
2
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 270 $28,040 17.4%
3
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 220 $19,350 69.2%
4
Veterinarians + 200 $68,850 0.0%
5
Animal Scientists + 50 n/a
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are veterinary related jobs in South Dakota