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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Minnesota

Around 0.2% of Minnesota's graduates graduate from veterinary medicine degree programs every year. Thus, Minnesota's 15 veterinary schools put out approximately 444 veterinarians each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a veterinary program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduated 93 students from its veterinary program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota with a veterinary program is University of Minnesota-Crookston, which is located in Crookston. In 2010, it was ranked 46th nationwide. In 2010, 7 students graduated from University of Minnesota-Crookston veterinary program. Tuition at University of Minnesota-Crookston was $10,623 per year.

Minnesota School of Business, which was ranked 46th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a veterinary program. It is located in Minneapolis. 29 students graduated with degree in veterinary from Minnesota School of Business in 2010. Tuition at Minnesota School of Business was $15,660 per year.


Tuition at Minnesota's veterinary schools ranges from $19,812 per year to $5,159 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,873 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota veterinary schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Argosy University-Twin Cities - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $19,812 per year
  2. Duluth Business University - located in Duluth, students are charged $15,785 per year
  3. Minnesota School of Business-Elk River - located in Elk River, students are charged $15,660 per year

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

  1. Rochester Community and Technical College - located in Rochester, students are charged $5,159 per year
  2. Ridgewater College - located in Willmar, students are charged $5,280 per year
  3. University of Minnesota-Crookston - located in Crookston, students are charged $10,623 per year

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

The highest percentage of veterinary graduates in Minnesota pursue careers as a veterinarian. If you decide to work as a veterinarian in Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,210 Minnesota veterinarians as of 2010. The Minnesota counties with the largest populations of veterinarians are:

  1. Anoka County - 800 veterinarians
  2. Carlton County - 80 veterinarians
  3. Becker County - 80 veterinarians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinarians is expected to grow by 32% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,780 veterinarians working in the Minnesota then.


On average, a veterinarian earns a salary of $94,680 per year in Minnesota state. However, Minnesota veterinarians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,820 per year to more than $159,780 per year in 2010. On average a veterinarian earns the most in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Anoka County - $104,080 per year
  2. Dodge County - $99,170 per year
  3. Benton County - $83,580 per year

The Minnesota counties with the lowest average salary for veterinarians are:

  1. Big Stone County - $65,630 per year
  2. Becker County - $67,510 per year
  3. Brown County - $76,800 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary medicine in Minnesota 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 Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Veterinary Medicine in Minnesota

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Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Animal Scientists n/a $55,340
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 1,870 $33,580 15.4%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 1,760 $22,070 8.6%
Veterinarians 1,210 $94,680 31.5%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 1,020 $24,520 15.9%

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