There are schools offering veterinary programs in Florida!
Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Florida
Around 0.1% of Florida's graduates graduate from veterinary medicine degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 602 veterinarians graduate from Florida's 17 veterinary schools.
The top-ranked school in Florida with a veterinary program is University of Florida, which is located in Gainesville. In 2010, it was ranked 48th nationwide. In 2010, 253 students graduated from University of Florida's veterinary program. Students at University of Florida paid $5,044 per year in tuition fees.
The second-ranked school in Florida that has a veterinary program is Florida Institute of Animal Arts. Florida Institute of Animal Arts, which was ranked 63rd in the country in 2010, is located in Winter Park. 107 students graduated with degree in veterinary from Florida Institute of Animal Arts in 2010.
Sarasota County Technical Institute, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Florida that has a veterinary program. It is located in Sarasota. The tuition rate at Sarasota County Technical Institute was $0 per year.
Veterinary schools in Florida, charge students an average tuition of $3,069 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $13,900 per year, or as little as $2,167 per year. In 2010, the following Florida veterinary schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Sanford-Brown Institute - located in Fort Lauderdale, students are charged $13,900 per year
- Sanford-Brown Institute - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $11,000 per year
- University of Florida - located in Gainesville, students are charged $5,044 per year
The lowest tuition rates at Florida veterinary schools were charged at the following schools:
- Santa Fe College - located in Gainesville, students are charged $2,167 per year
- Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year
- College of Central Florida - located in Ocala, students are charged $2,190 per year
A veterinary degree from a Florida school... what next?
The highest percentage of veterinary graduates in Florida pursue careers as a veterinarian. In 2010, there were 3,100 veterinarians working in Florida. In Florida, the largest numbers of veterinarians work in the following counties:
- Hernando County - 490 veterinarians
- Miami-Dade County - 320 veterinarians
- Lake County - 320 veterinarians
The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinarians in the state of Florida will grow to 4,350. This would require a 22% growth in the profession.
On average, veterinarians earn $108,910 per year. In 2010, however, some Florida veterinarians earned as little as less than $34,770 per year or as much as more than $145,910 per year. A veterinarian in the following Florida counties makes the highest salaries on average:
- Martin County - $174,810 per year
- Polk County - $163,880 per year
- Lee County - $119,250 per year
The Florida counties with the lowest average salary for veterinarians are:
- Okaloosa County - $71,380 per year
- Gadsden County - $71,510 per year
- Collier County - $77,480 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Florida 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 Florida
- Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Florida
- Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Florida
- Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Florida
- Certificate in Veterinary Medicine in Florida
Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Florida
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Nonfarm Animal Caretakers||7,830||$21,940||4.7%|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||6,170||$29,650||31.0%|
|Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers||3,980||$21,670||-3.2%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
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