Veterinary science professionals perform a range of functions in a medical setting to evaluate, treat, and observe different species of animals that are seeking healthcare or conducting annual check-ups. Students interested in pursuing this degree often get their bachelor’s before applying to a graduate program with a required residency at an animal hospital or private practice.
Given the size of the state, Ohio has 2,000-7,000 practicing veterinarians that receive competitive compensation that can exceed $100,000 annually. Students that choose to pursue this career must be observant, communicative, and maintain a positive bedside manner with the animals they care for and their owners.
Students can earn their bachelor’s degree in-person or online, though most programs require in-person lab time face-to-face interactions with patients to prepare them for their future roles. For students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s program in-state, they have plenty of highly respected schools to choose from.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH||28 : 1||61,369|
|The University of Findlay Findlay, OH||22 : 1||4,829|
|Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH||29 : 1||26,822|
|Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH||80 : 1||27,621|
|University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College Blue Ash, OH||42 : 1||7,239|