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Veterinary Assistant Schools in Texas

There are ten schools in the state of Texas offering veterinary assistant programs. In 2010, 352 students graduated from programs at Texas veterinary assistant schools. 203 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 149 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 290 students graduate from veterinary assistant programs in this state each year. This accounts for 6% of veterinary assistant students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 149 students graduated with veterinary assistant certificates and 203 with a degree at the associate's level.

Ten veterinary assistant schools are in this state. Out of these, two schools are private, while eight schools are public. While tuition at a public veterinary assistant school varies from $1,200 to $2,102, tuition at a private veterinary assistant school varies from $11,800 to $13,530.

Average tuition for programs in veterinary assisting is $1,989. While the highest tuition for veterinary assistant programs, which is $13,530 each year, is at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston, the lowest tuition in Texas, which is $1,200 each year, is at the Lone Star College System.

Texas veterinary assistant schools offer certificates and associates degrees.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Texas 2006 - 2010

On average, 290 students graduate from veterinary assistant programs in this state each year. This accounts for 6% of veterinary assistant students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 149 students graduated with veterinary assistant certificates and 203 with a degree at the associate's level.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Texas 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 112
  • Certificate 2007: 131
  • Certificate 2008: 121
  • Certificate 2009: 132
  • Certificate 2010: 149
  • Associate 2006: 92
  • Associate 2007: 104
  • Associate 2008: 107
  • Associate 2009: 121
  • Associate 2010: 203

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Texas

Texas schools offer a total of 13 veterinary assistant programs. Of these programs, 53.8% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates.

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Texas

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 7

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: 15830
  • 25th Percentile: 17350
  • Median: 21300
  • 75th Percentile: 27860
  • 90th Percentile: 34580

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: 19420
  • Median Salary 2007: 19260
  • Median Salary 2008: 18930
  • Median Salary 2009: 20350
  • Median Salary 2010: 21300
  • Total Employed 2006: 4460
  • Total Employed 2007: 4390
  • Total Employed 2008: 4600
  • Total Employed 2009: 4910
  • Total Employed 2010: 5870

Texas vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

Texas vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Texas: 8.323% (5870)

Veterinary Assistant Schools in Texas

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1. Palo Alto College

1400 Villaret
San Antonio, TX 78224-2499
(210) 486-3000

Palo Alto College offers one veterinary assistant program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Antonio, TX. This college is one of 47 community colleges in Texas. In terms of programs, this college is the seventh largest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary assisting.

2. Virginia College - Austin

6301 E Highway 290
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 371-3500

Virginia College-Austin is 4.5 miles from the center of the city and it offers one veterinary assistant program. It ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of Texas.

3. Brown Mackie College - San Antonio

4715 Fredericksburg Rd Ste 520
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 428-2212

Brown Mackie College-San Antonio is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is 6.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Antonio, TX. This school is one of several campuses. Students are offered 11 associates level degrees and four degrees at the bachelors level by this school. 86 students sought degrees from the 13 programs at this school in 2010. This school offers subjects including medical assisting and bookkeeping. This school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

4. Weatherford College

225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086-5699
(800) 287-5471

Weatherford College offers one program in veterinary assisting. Overall, 5,676 students seek degrees in 46 Weatherford College programs. It is the oldest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary assistant programs.

5. The Vet Tech Institute of Houston

4669 Southwest Fwy Ste 100
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 629-1500

The Vet Tech Institute of Houston is 5.6 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in veterinary assisting. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary assistant programs.

6. Sul Ross State University

400 North Harrison
Alpine, TX 79832
(432) 837-8011

Sul Ross State University is in town of Alpine, Texas and Sul Ross offers one veterinary assistant program. It is a public 4-year institution. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary assisting.

7. Navarro College

3200 W 7th Avenue
Corsicana, TX 75110
(903) 874-6501

Navarro College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1946. It is located in town of Corsicana, Texas. It offers subjects including health science, veterinary technology, and criminal justice. This college offers students 19 certificates and 36 associates level degrees. In 2010, 10,166 students pursued degrees from the 42 programs at this community college. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits this college. It is one of 47 community colleges in Texas.

8. Midland College

3600 N Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 685-4500

Midland College is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in veterinary assisting. Overall, 6,347 students seek degrees in 114 programs at this school. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary assistant programs.

9. McLennan Community College

1400 College Dr
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 299-8000

McLennan Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Waco, TX. It offers two programs in veterinary assisting. More specifically, students are offered one veterinary assistant certificate by this community college and one degree at the associate's level in veterinary assisting. Overall, 9,913 students seek degrees in 86 McLennan Community College programs. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary assisting.

10. The Lone Star College System

5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381-4399
(832) 813-6764

The Lone Star College System is located in the suburbs of The Woodlands, Texas. It offers two veterinary assistant programs. Out of those, this college offers one veterinary assistant certificate to students and one veterinary assistant degree at the associate's level. Overall, 54,412 students pursue degrees in 92 Lone Star College System programs. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Texas.

11. Cedar Valley College

3030 North Dallas Ave
Lancaster, TX 75134-3799
(972) 860-8201

Cedar Valley College, which is very close to Lancaster, Texas, is located in a rural area. It offers two programs in veterinary assisting. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in veterinary assisting and one associate's level veterinary assisting degree. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks seventh in the state of Texas.

12. Houston Community College

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(877) 422-6111

Houston Community College is 1.3 miles from the center of the city and it offers one veterinary assistant program. Overall, 60,303 students pursue degrees in 140 programs at this college. It is the biggest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary assisting.