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Veterinary Assistant Schools in Iowa

There are four Iowa schools offering veterinary assistant programs. In 2010, 68 students graduated with degrees from Iowa veterinary assistant schools. 62 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and six of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

67 students graduate from programs in Iowa in veterinary assisting, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of veterinary assistant students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, six students graduated with veterinary assistant certificates and 62 with an associate's level degree.

Four veterinary assistant schools are located in Iowa. Out of these, four schools are public. Tuition at a public veterinary assistant school varies from $3,204 to $3,960.

Average tuition for veterinary assistant programs is $3,576. While the highest tuition for veterinary assistant programs, which is $3,960 each year, is at Iowa Western Community College, the lowest tuition in this state is at Des Moines Area Community College.

Iowa schools offer certificates and associates degrees in veterinary assistant.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

67 students graduate from programs in Iowa in veterinary assisting, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of veterinary assistant students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, six students graduated with veterinary assistant certificates and 62 with an associate's level degree.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 13
  • Certificate 2009: 16
  • Certificate 2010: 6
  • Associate 2006: 28
  • Associate 2007: 59
  • Associate 2008: 54
  • Associate 2009: 43
  • Associate 2010: 62

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of four veterinary assistant programs. Of these programs, around 75% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates.

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 3

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: 16110
  • 25th Percentile: 19180
  • Median: 23040
  • 75th Percentile: 26590
  • 90th Percentile: 29710

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: 17590
  • Median Salary 2007: 18200
  • Median Salary 2008: 19250
  • Median Salary 2009: 20680
  • Median Salary 2010: 23040
  • Total Employed 2006: 530
  • Total Employed 2007: 700
  • Total Employed 2008: 780
  • Total Employed 2009: 970
  • Total Employed 2010: 780

Iowa vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

Iowa vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.106% (780)

Veterinary Assistant Schools in Iowa

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1. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College offers one program in veterinary assisting and this college, which is 3.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Sioux City, IA. Overall, 6,421 students pursue degrees in 80 programs at this community college. This public college is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering veterinary assisting.

2. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA and it offers one veterinary assistant program. Overall, 18,456 students seek degrees in 120 Kirkwood Community College programs. This community college is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering veterinary assistant programs.

3. Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

Iowa Western Community College offers one veterinary assistant program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is in Council Bluffs, IA. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering veterinary assistant programs.

4. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College is located in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa and it offers one veterinary assistant program. Overall, 24,658 students pursue degrees in 98 programs at this college. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering veterinary assistant programs.