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Veterinary Schools in California

There are 20 California schools offering veterinary programs. 710 students graduated from programs at California veterinary schools in 2010. 318 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 227 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees.

Overview

On average, 639 students graduate from veterinary programs in California per year. This accounts for 8% of veterinary students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 165 students graduated with certificates in veterinary medicine, 318 with a degree at the associate's level, and 227 with a doctorate level degree.

20 veterinary schools are in this state. And of these, while 11 schools are public, nine schools are private. Tuition at a public veterinary school is $11,958.

Average tuition for programs in veterinary medicine is $11,958.

Veterinary schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Veterinary Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 639 students graduate from veterinary programs in California per year. This accounts for 8% of veterinary students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 165 students graduated with certificates in veterinary medicine, 318 with a degree at the associate's level, and 227 with a doctorate level degree.

Veterinary 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
  • Doctorate 2006: 123
  • Doctorate 2007: 121
  • Doctorate 2008: 183
  • Doctorate 2009: 208
  • Doctorate 2010: 227

Veterinary Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 28 veterinary programs. Of these programs, around 53.6% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the doctoral level.

Veterinary Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 11
  • Associate: 15
  • Doctorate: 2

Career Trends

Veterinarians — Salary by Percentile

Veterinarians — Salary by Percentile

Veterinarians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 53310
  • 25th Percentile: 70110
  • Median: 92360
  • 75th Percentile: 119390
  • 90th Percentile: 152800

Career Trends

Veterinarians — Employment Trend

Veterinarians — Employment Trend

Veterinarians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 87350
  • Median Salary 2007: 91370
  • Median Salary 2008: 98020
  • Median Salary 2009: 91600
  • Median Salary 2010: 92360
  • Total Employed 2006: 4100
  • Total Employed 2007: 4190
  • Total Employed 2008: 4760
  • Total Employed 2009: 5160
  • Total Employed 2010: 5190

California vs National Veterinary Employment

California vs National Veterinary Employment

  • Employed in California: 9.526% (5190)

Veterinary 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 is in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California and PMI offers one veterinary program. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary medicine in terms of programs.

2. The Western University of Health Sciences

309 E 2nd St
Pomona, CA 91766-1854
(909) 623-6116

The Western University of Health Sciences is in the center of Pomona and this school offers one veterinary program. This school is a 4-year institution. WesternU is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary medicine.

3. Carrington College California - San Jose

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

Carrington College California-San Jose is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one veterinary program. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks tenth in the state of California.

4. 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 it offers one program in veterinary medicine. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

5. Carrington College California - Citrus Heights

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

Carrington College California-Citrus Heights offers one veterinary program and it is in the suburbs of Citrus Heights, California. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

6. The San Joaquin Valley College - Fresno

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

The San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno is 5.7 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in veterinary medicine. Specifically, it offers one certificate in veterinary medicine to students and one veterinary degree at the associate's level. Overall, 943 students pursue degrees in 14 San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno programs.

7. Carrington College California - San Leandro

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

Carrington College California-San Leandro offers one veterinary program and this school is 2.3 miles from the center of the city.

8. Carrington College California - Stockton

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

Carrington College California-Stockton is near the center of the city and it offers one veterinary program.

9. Carrington College California - Sacramento

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

Carrington College California-Sacramento offers one veterinary program and this school is located in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. It is the ninth largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary medicine.

10. San Diego Mesa College

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

San Diego Mesa College offers two veterinary programs. More specifically, students are offered one veterinary certificate by this college and one veterinary degree at the associate's level. It is near the heart of downtown. This public college is a public 2-year institution. It is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary medicine.

11. Yuba College

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

Yuba College offers two veterinary programs. More specifically, it offers one veterinary certificate to students and one associate's level veterinary medicine degree. It is located in the suburbs of Marysville, California. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary medicine.

12. Modesto Junior College

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

Modesto Junior College is near the center of the city and it offers one program in veterinary medicine. It is a public 2-year institution. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in veterinary medicine.

13. The University of California - Davis

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011

The University of California-Davis offers one veterinary program and UCD is in the suburbs of Davis, California. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of California.

14. 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 programs in veterinary medicine. Of those, it offers one veterinary certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in veterinary medicine. 17,474 students seek degrees in 150 Foothill College programs, overall. It ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

15. Mt. San Antonio College

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

Mt. San Antonio College is in the suburbs of Walnut, California. It offers two programs in veterinary medicine. Of those, it offers one certificate in veterinary medicine to students and one associate's level degree in veterinary medicine. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This public college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in veterinary medicine.

16. Shasta College

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

Shasta College, which is just a few miles from Redding, is in a rural area. It offers two programs in veterinary medicine. More specifically, it offers one veterinary certificate to students and one veterinary degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary medicine in terms of programs.

17. 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 located in Woodland Hills, CA. It offers two programs in veterinary medicine. Specifically, this college offers one certificate in veterinary medicine to students and one associate's level degree in veterinary medicine. This college is a public 2-year institution. This community college ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

18. Cosumnes River College

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

Cosumnes River College, which is 9.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Sacramento, CA. This college offers two programs in veterinary medicine. Of those, it offers students one certificate in veterinary medicine and one degree at the associate's level in veterinary medicine. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. This college is the largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary medicine in terms of programs.

19. Santa Rosa Junior College

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

Santa Rosa Junior College is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown and this college offers one veterinary program. 24,879 students pursue degrees in 178 Santa Rosa Junior College programs, overall. This college is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary medicine in terms of programs.

20. Hartnell College

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

Hartnell College, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Salinas, CA and it offers one program in veterinary medicine. 9,812 students pursue degrees in 82 Hartnell College programs, overall. This community college is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering veterinary medicine in terms of programs.