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Veterinary Assistant in Colorado

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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in Colorado

Each year, roughly 0.3% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in veterinary assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 469 veterinary assistants graduate from Colorado's 7 veterinary assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado with a veterinary assistant program is Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, which is located in Denver. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. In 2010, Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology graduated 236 students from its veterinary assistant program. Tuition at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology was $9,656 per year.

Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a veterinary assistant program. It is located in Denver. In 2010, 42 students graduated from Pima Medical Institute veterinary assistant program.

Pickens Technical College, which is located in Aurora, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 74th in the country in 2010. 30 students graduated with degree in veterinary assistant from Pickens Technical College in 2010. Tuition at Pickens Technical College was $2,226 per year.


Tuition at Colorado's veterinary assistant schools ranges from $9,656 per year to $1,650 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,683 per year. The Colorado veterinary assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology - located in Denver, students are charged $9,656 per year
  2. Community College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  3. Front Range Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,625 per year

The following Colorado veterinary assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Pickens Technical College - located in Aurora, students are charged $2,226 per year
  3. Front Range Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,625 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado veterinary assistant graduates become veterinary assistants. Colorado had 660 veterinary assistants in 2010. In Colorado, the largest numbers of veterinary assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Boulder County - 70 veterinary assistants
  2. Mesa County
  3. Adams County

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 650 veterinary assistants will be working in Colorado state. This would require the number of veterinary assistants to grow by 4%.


On average, a veterinary assistant earns a salary of $21,140 per year in Colorado state. But, salaries for veterinary assistants can vary. In 2010, veterinary assistants made as little as less than $16,040 per year or as much as more than $33,400 per year in Colorado. The counties in Colorado with the highest average salary for a veterinary assistant are:

  1. El Paso County - $26,830 per year
  2. Boulder County - $22,460 per year
  3. Mesa County - $21,470 per year

The following counties in Colorado have the lowest average salaries for veterinary assistants:

  1. Adams County - $20,060 per year
  2. Mesa County - $21,470 per year
  3. Boulder County - $22,460 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in veterinary assisting. 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 Assisting in Colorado
  • Certificate in Veterinary Assisting in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 660 $21,140 -20.5%

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