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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Ohio

Around 0.3% of Ohio's graduates graduate from veterinary medicine degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,084 veterinarians graduate from Ohio's 22 veterinary schools each year.

Top Schools

Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a veterinary program. It is located in Columbus. 238 students graduated with a degree in veterinary from Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Ohio State University-Main Campus paid $9,420 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Ohio with a veterinary program is Ohio University-Main Campus, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, 69 students graduated from Ohio University-Main Campus veterinary program. The tuition rate at Ohio University-Main Campus was $9,603 per year.

The third-ranked school in Ohio with a veterinary program is Otterbein University, which is located in Westerville. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Otterbein University veterinary program. The tuition rate at Otterbein University was $28,413 per year.


If you choose to attend a Ohio veterinary school, average tuition will be $11,766 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,537 per year to $36,398 per year. The Ohio veterinary schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Ohio Wesleyan University - located in Delaware, students are charged $36,398 per year
  2. Otterbein University - located in Westerville, students are charged $28,413 per year
  3. The University of Findlay - located in Findlay, students are charged $26,798 per year

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

  1. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  2. Columbus State Community College - located in Columbus, students are charged $2,958 per year
  3. Kent State University at Tuscarawas - located in New Philadelphia, students are charged $5,110 per year

A veterinary degree from an Ohio school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary graduates in Ohio pursue careers as a veterinarian. 2,020 veterinarians were working in Ohio in 2010. In Ohio, the largest numbers of veterinarians work in the following counties:

  1. Delaware County - 460 veterinarians
  2. Cuyahoga County - 410 veterinarians
  3. Dearborn County - 300 veterinarians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of veterinarians in Ohio will grow by 27%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,630 veterinarians working in Ohio.


On average, a veterinarian earns a salary of $88,390 per year in Ohio state. However, Ohio veterinarians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $35,890 per year to more than $146,580 per year in 2010. The counties in Ohio with the highest average salary for a veterinarian are:

  1. Portage County - $118,030 per year
  2. Fulton County - $112,520 per year
  3. Auglaize County - $101,890 per year

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

  1. Coshocton County - $70,190 per year
  2. Cuyahoga County - $73,640 per year
  3. Delaware County - $77,960 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 4,460 $20,730 24.9%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 3,130 $21,030 1.6%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 2,320 $29,700 34.9%
Veterinarians 2,020 $88,390 33.8%
Animal Scientists 110 $51,390 57.1%

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