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.
University of Florida offers 8 Veterinary Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 303 Veterinary Science students graduated with students earning 129 Certificates, 124 Doctoral degrees, and 50 Master's degrees.
St Petersburg College offers 6 Veterinary Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2020, 95 Veterinary Science students graduated with students earning 64 Associate's degrees, 19 Certificates, and 12 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Florida Gainesville, FL||21 : 1||53,372|
|St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL||80 : 1||26,430|
|Aparicio-Levy Technical College Tampa, FL||417|
|Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL||53 : 1||13,937|
|Orange Technical College-Westside Campus Winter Garden, FL||1,553|