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