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Veterinary Assistant Schools in Pennsylvania

There are ten Pennsylvania schools offering veterinary assistant programs. 371 students graduated from programs at Pennsylvania veterinary assistant schools in 2010. 290 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 63 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

360 students graduate from programs in Pennsylvania in veterinary assisting, on average, each year. This accounts for 6% of students who schools in the United States graduate from veterinary assistant programs. More specifically, 63 students graduated with certificates in veterinary assisting, 290 with a degree at the associate's level, and 18 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Ten veterinary assistant schools are located in Pennsylvania. And of these, while three schools are public, seven schools are private. Private veterinary assistant school tuition is $28,220.

Average tuition for veterinary assistant programs is $28,220.

Pennsylvania schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees for students pursing veterinary assistant. No undergraduate level students in veterinary assisting sought masters level degrees.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

360 students graduate from programs in Pennsylvania in veterinary assisting, on average, each year. This accounts for 6% of students who schools in the United States graduate from veterinary assistant programs. More specifically, 63 students graduated with certificates in veterinary assisting, 290 with a degree at the associate's level, and 18 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 12
  • Certificate 2007: 35
  • Certificate 2008: 60
  • Certificate 2009: 74
  • Certificate 2010: 63
  • Associate 2006: 229
  • Associate 2007: 271
  • Associate 2008: 268
  • Associate 2009: 274
  • Associate 2010: 290
  • Bachelor 2006: 26
  • Bachelor 2007: 19
  • Bachelor 2008: 22
  • Bachelor 2009: 22
  • Bachelor 2010: 18

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania schools offer a total of 11 programs in veterinary assisting. Of these programs, 72.7% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Pennsylvania

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 8
  • Bachelor: 1

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: 16960
  • 25th Percentile: 19290
  • Median: 23130
  • 75th Percentile: 27650
  • 90th Percentile: 34990

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: 22520
  • Median Salary 2007: 22900
  • Median Salary 2008: 22180
  • Median Salary 2009: 21720
  • Median Salary 2010: 23130
  • Total Employed 2006: 2040
  • Total Employed 2007: 2100
  • Total Employed 2008: 2450
  • Total Employed 2009: 2940
  • Total Employed 2010: 2990

Pennsylvania vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

Pennsylvania vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Pennsylvania: 4.239% (2990)

Veterinary Assistant Schools in Pennsylvania

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1. The Great Lakes Institute of Technology

5100 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509-2482
(814) 864-6666

The Great Lakes Institute of Technology offers one program in veterinary assisting and it is in the suburbs of Erie, Pennsylvania. This technical college is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assisting.

2. Johnson College

3427 N Main Ave
Scranton, PA 18508-1495
(570) 342-6404

Johnson College, which is 3.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Scranton, PA and it offers one program in veterinary assisting. It is a 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assistant programs.

3. Manor College

700 Fox Chase Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046-3399
(215) 885-2360

Manor College is in the suburbs of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and it offers one veterinary assistant program. 901 students seek degrees in 18 Manor College programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assisting.

4. The Vet Tech Institute

125 Seventh St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3400
(412) 391-7021

The Vet Tech Institute is located in the center of Pittsburgh and this school offers one program in veterinary assisting. This school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assisting.

5. The Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

1730 Hans Herr Dr
Willow Street, PA 17584
(717) 464-7050

The Lancaster County Career and Technology Center is in Willow Street, Pennsylvania, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one veterinary assistant program. It is a public institution. This school is the second largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

6. Harcum College

750 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3470
(610) 525-4100

Harcum College is in the suburbs of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and this school offers one program in veterinary assisting. Overall, 1,425 students pursue degrees in 34 Harcum College programs. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assisting.

7. Wilson College

1015 Philadelphia Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201-1285
(717) 264-4141

Wilson College offers two veterinary assistant programs. Out of those, WC offers students one veterinary assistant degree at the associate's level and one veterinary assistant degree at the bachelor's level. Wilson is in Chambersburg, PA. WC is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Wilson is the oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assistant programs.

8. The Sanford-Brown Institute - Pittsburgh

421 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1907
(412) 281-2600x138

The Sanford-Brown Institute-Pittsburgh is located in the center of Pittsburgh and it offers one program in veterinary assisting. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

9. Northampton County Area Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599
(610) 861-5300

Northampton County Area Community College is located in the suburbs of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and it offers one veterinary assistant program. It is a public 2-year institution. This public college is the biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assisting.

10. Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
(610) 799-2121

Lehigh Carbon Community College, which is very close to Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, is located in a rural area and it offers one veterinary assistant program. It is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania. This college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary assistant programs.