Best Veterinary Science colleges in Florida

Students specializing in veterinary science study different species of animals and learn how to diagnose ailments, administer medical care, and prescribe medicine. Many graduates find careers at animal hospitals and veterinary clinics, but can also work for private practices and provide services to a number of clients. 

Students interested in becoming veterinarians should note that while many schools offer a Bachelor’s in Science Veterinary Science programs, many institutions recommend pursuing a master’s degree before applying to full-time positions post-graduation. Most programs require in-person direction and lab time to provide exposure and visual learning opportunities for the students. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports over 4,000 positions in Florida with an abundance of jobs located in Miami and Tampa metro areas.

Best Veterinary Science colleges in Florida for 2022

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

University of Florida offers 7 Veterinary Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 314 Veterinary Science students graduated with students earning 128 Certificates, 118 Doctoral degrees, and 68 Master's degrees.

St Petersburg College
Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College offers 5 Veterinary Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 105 Veterinary Science students graduated with students earning 79 Associate's degrees, 21 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Certificates.

Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Miami Dade College offers 1 Veterinary Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 19 Veterinary Science students graduated with students earning 19 Associate's degrees.

List of all Veterinary Science colleges in Florida

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Florida Logo University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
21 : 1 52,407
St Petersburg College Logo St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
2/5
85 : 1 28,853
Aparicio-Levy Technical College Logo Aparicio-Levy Technical College Tampa, FL     542
Orange Technical College-Westside Campus Logo Orange Technical College-Westside Campus Winter Garden, FL     1,435
Hillsborough Community College Logo Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
2/5
75 : 1 22,404
Miami Dade College Logo Miami Dade College Miami, FL
2/5
73 : 1 51,679
Eastern Florida State College Logo Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
2/5
57 : 1 15,352
Pensacola State College Logo Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
2/5
57 : 1 9,713
Suncoast Technical College Logo Suncoast Technical College Sarasota, FL     1,038
City College-Hollywood Logo City College-Hollywood Hollywood, FL
3/5
104 : 1 207
Lorenzo Walker Technical College Logo Lorenzo Walker Technical College Naples, FL     740
Southern Technical College Logo Southern Technical College Orlando, FL   35 : 1 1,629
Cape Coral Technical College Logo Cape Coral Technical College Cape Coral, FL     438
Southern Technical College Logo Southern Technical College Fort Myers, FL
3/5
26 : 1 950
City College-Gainesville Logo City College-Gainesville Gainesville, FL
3/5
55 : 1 165

Top schools offering Veterinary Science degrees in Florida