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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Oregon

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Oregon receive veterinary medicine degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 271 veterinarians graduate from Oregon's 6 veterinary schools.

Top Schools

Oregon State University, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a veterinary program. It is located in Corvallis. 118 students graduated with a degree in veterinary from Oregon State University in 2010. Students at Oregon State University paid $7,115 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Oregon that has a veterinary program is Portland Community College. Portland Community College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 27 students graduated with degree in veterinary from Portland Community College in 2010. Portland Community College charged in-state students $3,016 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Oregon veterinary school, average tuition will be $3,446 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,016 per year to $7,115 per year. The Oregon veterinary schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Oregon State University - located in Corvallis, students are charged $7,115 per year
  2. Treasure Valley Community College - located in Ontario, students are charged $4,095 per year
  3. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year

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

  1. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year
  2. Blue Mountain Community College - located in Pendleton, students are charged $3,215 per year
  3. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year

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

Most people who graduate from veterinary school in Oregon go on to work as a veterinarian. In 2010, there were 1,060 veterinarians working in Oregon. The Oregon counties with the largest populations of veterinarians are:

  1. Clackamas County - 620 veterinarians
  2. Baker County - 110 veterinarians
  3. Lane County - 70 veterinarians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinarians is expected to grow by 24% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,180 veterinarians working in the Oregon then.


A veterinarian in Oregon earns $79,660 per year on average. However, Oregon veterinarians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $29,000 per year to more than $152,710 per year in 2010. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for veterinarians:

  1. Clatsop County - $95,340 per year
  2. Clackamas County - $83,710 per year
  3. Jackson County - $82,030 per year

A veterinarian in the following counties in Oregon make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Baker County - $59,390 per year
  2. Deschutes County - $68,400 per year
  3. Douglas County - $71,030 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 1,780 $22,600 6.0%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 1,300 $30,460 3.2%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 1,140 $23,400 9.6%
Veterinarians 1,060 $79,660 14.0%

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