Veterinary scientists are medical professionals that perform a range of functions in a hospital or clinical setting to perform annual check-ups and treat medical emergencies for pets and livestock. It is common for students interested in pursuing this field to get their bachelor’s degree before applying to master’s programs with a required residency at a veterinary clinic or zoo.
Pennsylvania has over 3,000 practicing veterinarians who receive competitive compensation that can exceed $110,000 annually. Students that choose to pursue this career must be observant, communicative, and tactile to work with animals of all shapes and sizes.
Due to the hands-on nature of veterinary roles, students earn their bachelor’s degree in person as most programs require lab time to simulate interactions with patients to prepare them for their future roles.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Vet Tech Institute Pittsburgh, PA||22 : 1||292|
|Wilson College Chambersburg, PA||31 : 1||1,535|
|YTI Career Institute-York York, PA||19 : 1||708|
|University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA||18 : 1||26,552|
|Harcum College Bryn Mawr, PA||18 : 1||1,150|