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Veterinary Assistant Schools in Washington State

There are eight schools in the state of Washington offering veterinary assistant programs. 210 students graduated with degrees from Washington veterinary assistant schools in 2010. 183 of all these students graduated with certificates and 27 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

180 students graduate from programs in this state in veterinary assisting, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from veterinary assistant programs. Of those, 183 students graduated with certificates in veterinary assisting and 27 with a degree at the associate's level.

Eight veterinary assistant schools are located in this western state. Of these, while five schools are public, three schools are private. Tuition at a private veterinary assistant school varies from $10,550 to $13,295, while public veterinary assistant school tuition varies from $2,785 to $3,745.

Average tuition for veterinary assistant programs is $4,125. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $2,785 each year, is at Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom, the highest tuition for veterinary assistant programs, which is $13,295 per year, is at Carrington College-Spokane.

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

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Washington State 2006 - 2010

180 students graduate from programs in this state in veterinary assisting, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from veterinary assistant programs. Of those, 183 students graduated with certificates in veterinary assisting and 27 with a degree at the associate's level.

Veterinary Assistant Program Completions in Washington State 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 134
  • Certificate 2007: 113
  • Certificate 2008: 108
  • Certificate 2009: 160
  • Certificate 2010: 183
  • Associate 2006: 43
  • Associate 2007: 47
  • Associate 2008: 42
  • Associate 2009: 38
  • Associate 2010: 27

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Washington State

Washington schools offer a total of eight veterinary assistant programs. Of these programs, around 75% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Veterinary Assistant Program Availability in Washington State

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 2

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: 19080
  • 25th Percentile: 20460
  • Median: 23290
  • 75th Percentile: 27200
  • 90th Percentile: 30490

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: 21850
  • Median Salary 2007: 22910
  • Median Salary 2008: 23370
  • Median Salary 2009: 23600
  • Median Salary 2010: 23290
  • Total Employed 2006: 1770
  • Total Employed 2007: 1770
  • Total Employed 2008: 1890
  • Total Employed 2009: 1730
  • Total Employed 2010: 1800

Washington State vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

Washington State vs National Veterinary Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Washington State: 2.552% (1800)

Veterinary Assistant Schools in Washington State

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1. The Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

9709 Third Ave NE Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 322-6100

The Pima Medical Institute-Seattle is near the center of the city and PMI offers one veterinary assistant program. Overall, 768 students pursue degrees in eight programs at PMI. This school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Washington offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

2. Yakima Valley Community College

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
(509) 574-4600

Yakima Valley Community College offers one program in veterinary assisting and it is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown. 4,479 students seek degrees in 55 Yakima Valley Community College programs, overall. This community college ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Washington.

3. The Pima Medical Institute - Renton

555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 228-9600

The Pima Medical Institute-Renton is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one veterinary assistant program. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Washington offering veterinary assistant programs.

4. Bellingham Technical College

3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225-1599
(360) 752-7000

Bellingham Technical College offers one program in veterinary assisting and it is near the heart of downtown. This school is a public 2-year institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Washington offering veterinary assisting.

5. Carrington College - Spokane

10102 E. Knox- Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99206-4187
(509) 532-8888

Carrington College-Spokane offers one program in veterinary assisting and this school is located in the suburbs of Spokane, Washington. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Washington offering veterinary assistant programs.

6. Lower Columbia College

1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632-0310
(360) 442-2311

Lower Columbia College offers one veterinary assistant program and it is located in the center of Longview. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the biggest institution in the state of Washington offering veterinary assisting.

7. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
(253) 964-6500

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Washington and this school offers one veterinary assistant program. This school is a public 2-year institution. This public school is the biggest institution in the state of Washington offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.

8. Renton Technical College

3000 NE Fourth St
Renton, WA 98056-4123
(425) 235-2352

Renton Technical College is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in veterinary assisting. It is one of 10 technical colleges in Washington. This school is the sixth largest institution in the state of Washington offering veterinary assisting in terms of programs.