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Approximately 89 online schools exist in the US. Of these schools, about 15 offer accredited online veterinary programs. These accredited online veterinary schools have an enrollment of an estimated 251,542 students. The admission rate for students who apply to these online veterinary colleges is 74%. This means that 37 out of every 50 students who apply for admission to enroll in online veterinary courses receive admission.
Online veterinary classes are available at the following levels:
- Associate's degree in veterinary medicine
- Bachelor's degree in veterinary medicine
- Master's degree in veterinary medicine
- Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine
- Certificate in veterinary medicine
Accredited online veterinary schools offer 2 online veterinary certificate programs, 11 online veterinary associate's degree programs and 3 online veterinary bachelor's degree programs for students to choose from. In addition, at the graduate level, students may choose from 1 online veterinary master's degree program or 5 online veterinary doctoral degree programs.
Of the students who enroll in online veterinary classes, a reported 45% graduate within a reasonable amount of time. And approximately 55% do not.
Online veterinary college graduates can choose from a variety of professions including a veterinarian, a veterinary assistant or a groomer. And those with veterinary degrees and certificates can expect to earn a salary in the range of $18,280 to $166,110 per annum. Exact salary will depend on factors such as the specific employer, educational qualifications, or large or small employer. In particular, veterinarians earn an average yearly salary of $86,840. And veterinary assistants, earn an average salary of $22,728 per year. Groomers, earn $20,922 per year on average.
Disclaimer: The data used above represents both online and offline offerings. Data for only online schools is not readily available. However, this data can give students a basic picture of what to expect.
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- Veterinary Assistant - Penn Foster Career School Online Veterinary Assistant program teaches students the fundamentals of animal physiology before developing an understanding of veterinary assistant procedures such as wound care management, animal handling, physical examination and assistance in surgical preparations. Graduates of the Online Veterinary Assistant program often obtain working experience in animal shelters and animal protection centers before continuing their education in order to become a state licensed veterinary technician at animal care clinics and research centers.