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Veterinary in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Massachusetts

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Massachusetts receive veterinary medicine degrees every year. That means an estimated 160 veterinarians graduate from Massachusetts' 8 veterinary schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a veterinary program is Tufts University. Tufts University, which was ranked 12th in the country in 2010, is located in Medford. 4 students graduated with a degree in veterinary from Tufts University in 2010. Students at Tufts University paid $41,598 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a veterinary program is Hampshire College. Hampshire College, which was ranked 31st in the country in 2010, is located in Amherst. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Hampshire College veterinary program. Tuition at Hampshire College was $41,299 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a veterinary program is Mount Ida College, which is located in Newton Center. In 2010, it was ranked 54th nationwide. 43 students graduated with degree in veterinary from Mount Ida College in 2010. Tuition at Mount Ida College was $24,500 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Massachusetts' veterinary schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $19,668 per year, though tuition can range from $41,598 per year to $3,276 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Massachusetts veterinary schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Tufts University - located in Medford, students are charged $41,598 per year
  2. Hampshire College - located in Amherst, students are charged $41,299 per year
  3. Becker College - located in Worcester, students are charged $26,880 per year

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

  1. Holyoke Community College - located in Holyoke, students are charged $3,276 per year
  2. North Shore Community College - located in Danvers, students are charged $3,720 per year
  3. Berkshire Community College - located in Pittsfield, students are charged $4,152 per year

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

A large number of Massachusetts veterinary graduates become veterinarians. Massachusetts had 1,220 veterinarians in 2010. The Massachusetts counties with the largest populations of veterinarians are:

  1. Bristol County - 530 veterinarians
  2. Windham County - 210 veterinarians
  3. Middlesex County - 140 veterinarians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinarians in the state of Massachusetts will grow to 1,910. This would require a 33% growth in the profession.


A veterinarian in Massachusetts makes an average of $89,520 per year. However, Massachusetts veterinarians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $28,880 per year to more than $160,210 per year in 2010. The following counties in Massachusetts have the highest average salaries for veterinarians:

  1. Hartford County - $92,280 per year
  2. Barnstable County - $91,180 per year
  3. Essex County - $91,100 per year

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

  1. Middlesex County - $84,070 per year
  2. Windham County - $86,660 per year
  3. Bristol County - $89,485 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 3,180 $35,190 83.8%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 2,760 $24,400 17.4%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 1,710 $30,820 -20.8%
Veterinarians 1,220 $89,520 9.9%

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