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Veterinary Assistant Schools in California

There are 18 schools in the state of California offering veterinary assistant programs. In 2010, 483 students graduated with degrees from California veterinary assistant schools. 318 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 165 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 434 students graduate from programs in this state in veterinary assisting each year. This accounts for 8% of veterinary assistant students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 165 students graduated with veterinary assistant certificates and 318 with a degree at the associate's level.

18 veterinary assistant schools are located in this state. Of these, while eight schools are private, ten schools are public. Private veterinary assistant school tuition varies from $10,408 to $25,472, while tuition at a public veterinary assistant school varies from $644 to $894.

Average tuition for veterinary assistant programs is $2,284. The highest tuition for veterinary assistant programs, which is $25,472 each year, is at Carrington College California-Stockton, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $644 every year, is at San Diego Mesa College.

Schools in this state offer certificates and associates degrees in veterinary assistant.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 434 students graduate from programs in this state in veterinary assisting each year. This accounts for 8% of veterinary assistant students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 165 students graduated with veterinary assistant certificates and 318 with a degree at the associate's level.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 114
  • Certificate 2007: 106
  • Certificate 2008: 86
  • Certificate 2009: 103
  • Certificate 2010: 165
  • Associate 2006: 263
  • Associate 2007: 285
  • Associate 2008: 300
  • Associate 2009: 321
  • Associate 2010: 318

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 26 veterinary assistant programs. Of these programs, around 57.7% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates.

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 11
  • Associate: 15

Career Trends

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Salary by Percentile

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Salary by Percentile

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17970
  • 25th Percentile: 19630
  • Median: 23780
  • 75th Percentile: 31470
  • 90th Percentile: 38130

Career Trends

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Employment Trend

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Employment Trend

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 21540
  • Median Salary 2007: 22930
  • Median Salary 2008: 24590
  • Median Salary 2009: 25800
  • Median Salary 2010: 23780
  • Total Employed 2006: 8230
  • Total Employed 2007: 8040
  • Total Employed 2008: 7590
  • Total Employed 2009: 7200
  • Total Employed 2010: 6940

California vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

California vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

  • Employed in California: 9.840% (6940)

Veterinary Assistant Schools in California

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1. The Pima Medical Institute - Chula Vista

780 Bay Blvd Suite101
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 425-3200

The Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista offers one veterinary assistant program and this school is located in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. Overall, 1,000 students pursue degrees in eight programs at this school.

2. Carrington College California - San Jose

6201 San Ignacio Ave.
San Jose, CA 95119
(408) 360-0848

Carrington College California-San Jose is 9.7 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in veterinary assisting. 1,006 students pursue degrees in 20 Carrington College California-San Jose programs, overall. It is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

3. Carrington College California - Pleasant Hill

380 Civic Dr Ste 300
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 609-6650

Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill is located in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California and this school offers one veterinary assistant program. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

4. Carrington College California - Citrus Heights

7301 Greenback Lane-Ste A
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 722-8200

Carrington College California-Citrus Heights is located in the suburbs of Citrus Heights, California and it offers one veterinary assistant program.

5. The San Joaquin Valley College - Fresno

295 E Sierra Ave
Fresno, CA 93710-3616
(559) 448-8282

The San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno offers two programs in veterinary assisting. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in veterinary assisting by it and one associate's level veterinary assisting degree. This school is 5.7 miles from the center of the city. This small school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

6. Carrington College California - San Leandro

15555 E. 14th Street- Suite 500
San Leandro, CA 95478
(510) 276-3888

Carrington College California-San Leandro is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one veterinary assistant program. It is the second largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

7. Carrington College California - Stockton

1313 W. Robinhood Drive- Suite B
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 956-1240

Carrington College California-Stockton offers one veterinary assistant program and it is near the heart of downtown. 665 students seek degrees in 11 Carrington College California-Stockton programs, overall.

8. Carrington College California - Sacramento

8909 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 361-1660

Carrington College California-Sacramento is in the suburbs of Sacramento, California and it offers one veterinary assistant program. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

9. San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
(619) 388-2604

San Diego Mesa College is 6.2 miles from the center of the city. This college offers two programs in veterinary assisting. Specifically, it offers students one veterinary assistant certificate and one degree at the associate's level in veterinary assisting. This community college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary assisting.

10. Yuba College

2088 N Beale Rd
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 741-6700

Yuba College is located in the suburbs of Marysville, California. It offers two veterinary assistant programs. Out of those, it offers one certificate in veterinary assisting to students and one veterinary assistant degree at the associate's level. This college is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

11. Modesto Junior College

435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350-5800
(209) 575-6550

Modesto Junior College offers one veterinary assistant program and it is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

12. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College is in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. It offers two veterinary assistant programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in veterinary assisting by it and one associate's level degree in veterinary assisting. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. This school is the second largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

13. Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
(909) 594-5611

Mt. San Antonio College is located in the suburbs of Walnut, California. It offers two programs in veterinary assisting. Out of those, it offers one certificate in veterinary assisting to students and one veterinary assistant degree at the associate's level. 29,064 students pursue degrees in 154 programs at this college, overall. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in veterinary assisting.

14. Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 242-7500

Shasta College, which is near Redding, is located in a rural area. This college offers two veterinary assistant programs. Specifically, students are offered one veterinary assistant certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in veterinary assisting. Overall, 9,712 students seek degrees in 99 Shasta College programs. This college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in veterinary assisting.

15. Los Angeles Pierce College

6201 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91371-0002
(818) 347-6401

Los Angeles Pierce College, which is 2.5 miles from the center of the city, is in Woodland Hills, CA. It offers two programs in veterinary assisting. Specifically, it offers one veterinary assistant certificate to students and one veterinary assistant degree at the associate's level. This college is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary assisting.

16. Cosumnes River College

8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
(916) 688-7344

Cosumnes River College offers two programs in veterinary assisting. Of those, students are offered one certificate in veterinary assisting by this college and one veterinary assistant degree at the associate's level. This community college, which is 9.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Sacramento, CA. 15,180 students pursue degrees in 138 Cosumnes River College programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary assisting.

17. Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

Santa Rosa Junior College offers one veterinary assistant program and this college is near the center of the city. It is a public 2-year institution. This college ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

18. Hartnell College

411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-6700

Hartnell College offers one veterinary assistant program and this college, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Salinas, CA. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in veterinary assisting.