There are schools offering veterinary programs in California!
Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in California
The top-ranked school in California with a veterinary program is University of California-San Diego, which is located in La Jolla. In 2010, it was ranked 12th nationwide. 13 students graduated with a degree in veterinary from University of California-San Diego in 2010. The tuition rate at University of California-San Diego was $11,306 per year.
University of California-Davis, which is located in Davis, is the second-ranked school in California that has a veterinary program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of California-Davis graduated 205 students from its veterinary program. Students at University of California-Davis paid $11,958 per year in tuition fees.
University of California-Santa Barbara, which is located in Santa Barbara, is the third-ranked school in California that has a veterinary program. It received a ranking of 17th in the country in 2010. 38 students graduated with degree in veterinary from University of California-Santa Barbara in 2010. The tuition rate at University of California-Santa Barbara was $11,686 per year.
Tuition at California's veterinary schools ranges from $13,418 per year to $644 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,612 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at California veterinary schools were charged at the following schools:
- San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno - located in Fresno, students are charged $13,418 per year
- University of California-Davis - located in Davis, students are charged $11,958 per year
- University of California-Santa Barbara - located in Santa Barbara, students are charged $11,686 per year
The following California veterinary schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Cosumnes River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
- San Diego Mesa College - located in San Diego, students are charged $658 per year
- Reedley College - located in Reedley, students are charged $658 per year
A veterinary degree from a California school... what next?
Most people who graduate from veterinary school in California go on to work as a veterinarian. In 2010, there were 5,190 veterinarians working in California. The California counties with the largest populations of veterinarians are:
- Los Angeles County - 800 veterinarians
- San Diego County - 740 veterinarians
- El Dorado County - 510 veterinarians
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinarians is expected to grow by 33% by 2018. There are projected to be 7,500 veterinarians working in the California then.
A veterinarian in California earns $100,140 per year on average. However, California veterinarians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,440 per year to more than $150,740 per year in 2010. The counties in California with the highest average salary for a veterinarian are:
- Santa Barbara County - $140,100 per year
- Solano County - $129,420 per year
- Marin County - $127,040 per year
The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for veterinarians:
- San Joaquin County - $66,700 per year
- Kern County - $71,590 per year
- Monterey County - $72,250 per year
For more data regarding a career in veterinary medicine in California 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 California
- Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in California
- Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in California
- Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in California
- Certificate in Veterinary Medicine in California
Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in California
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Nonfarm Animal Caretakers||14,470||$23,850||29.2%|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||9,210||$35,300||24.8%|
|Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers||6,940||$26,330||-18.4%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
Below are veterinary related jobs in California