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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Texas

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Texas students graduate with degrees in veterinary medicine. In other words, every year an estimated 997 veterinarians graduate from Texas' 35 veterinary schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a veterinary program is Texas A & M University, which is located in College Station. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. 271 students graduated with a degree in veterinary from Texas A & M University in 2010. Texas A & M University charged in-state students $8,387 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Texas with a veterinary program is Texas Tech University, which is located in Lubbock. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, 79 students graduated from Texas Tech University veterinary program. Tuition at Texas Tech University was $6,970 per year.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a veterinary program is Texas State University-San Marcos, which is located in San Marcos. In 2010, it was ranked 31st nationwide. 14 students graduated with degree in veterinary from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2010. Tuition at Texas State University-San Marcos was $6,458 per year.


Veterinary schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $6,528 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $31,630 per year, or as little as $1,200 per year. In 2010, the veterinary schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Southwestern University - located in Georgetown, students are charged $31,630 per year
  2. Abilene Christian University - located in Abilene, students are charged $22,760 per year
  3. Hardin-Simmons University - located in Abilene, students are charged $20,990 per year

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

  1. Lone Star College System - located in Spring, students are charged $1,200 per year
  2. Cedar Valley College - located in Lancaster, students are charged $1,230 per year
  3. Houston Community College - located in Houston, students are charged $1,394 per year

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

Most people who graduate from veterinary school in Texas go on to work as a veterinarian. Texas had 4,100 veterinarians in 2010. The largest populations of Texas veterinarians are working in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 1,020 veterinarians
  2. Collin County - 600 veterinarians
  3. Bastrop County - 510 veterinarians

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 5,590 veterinarians will be working in Texas state. This would require the number of veterinarians to grow by 34%.


A veterinarian in Texas makes an average of $102,270 per year. However, Texas veterinarians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,410 per year to more than $141,510 per year in 2010. On average a veterinarian earns the most in the following Texas counties:

  1. Atascosa County - $134,620 per year
  2. Johnson County - $121,750 per year
  3. Bell County - $102,980 per year

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

  1. Armstrong County - $61,100 per year
  2. McLennan County - $70,930 per year
  3. Cooke County - $75,540 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas 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 Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Texas
  • Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Texas
  • Certificate in Veterinary Medicine in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,740 miles from location Brown Mackie College-San Antonio San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,555 miles from location Institute of Ocean Technology Houston TX n/a n/a n/a
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,603 miles from location Texas A & M University College Station TX 85.085 53% 48,702
6,553 miles from location Lone Star College System Spring TX 14.626 n/a 46,504
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
6,907 miles from location Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 71.9834 41% 30,049
6,555 miles from location Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX 29.6109 25% 16,772
6,637 miles from location Texas Woman's University Denton TX 59.8874 39% 13,338
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,705 miles from location Tarleton State University Stephenville TX 56.9454 62% 10,424
6,605 miles from location Navarro College Corsicana TX 14.4403 n/a 9,200
6,647 miles from location McLennan Community College Waco TX 12.8193 n/a 9,128
6,567 miles from location Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce TX 26.7013 46% 9,021
6,583 miles from location Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX 50.8259 54% 8,608
6,739 miles from location Palo Alto College San Antonio TX 9.11557 n/a 8,335
6,708 miles from location Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX 53.2657 94% 8,194
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,841 miles from location Angelo State University San Angelo TX 22.3683 52% 6,387
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,619 miles from location Cedar Valley College Lancaster TX 9.01299 n/a 5,886
6,678 miles from location Weatherford College Weatherford TX 11.3384 n/a 5,384
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,791 miles from location Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 31.2961 54% 4,813
6,549 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston TX 1.65486 n/a 3,969
6,741 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio TX 12.1545 61% 3,223
7,038 miles from location Sul Ross State University Alpine TX 14.9347 n/a 3,047
6,792 miles from location Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 60.7698 65% 2,305
6,911 miles from location Lubbock Christian University Lubbock TX 53.7486 37% 1,906
6,549 miles from location Baylor College of Medicine Houston TX 0.170684 n/a 1,428
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427
6,681 miles from location Southwestern University Georgetown TX 33.4762 24% 1,301
6,864 miles from location Frank Phillips College Borger TX 15.4746 n/a 1,239
6,684 miles from location Virginia College-Austin Austin TX 10.1155 n/a 865
6,552 miles from location Vet Tech Institute of Houston Houston TX 29.1123 59% 134

Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers + 10,820 $20,770 85.0%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 6,760 $27,980 18.4%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 5,870 $23,210 38.1%
Veterinarians + 4,100 $102,270 29.3%
Animal Scientists + 390 $59,180 -68.5%

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