Veterinarians work with animals to assess cognitive, physical, and developmental trends, and will also provide medical care given the need. This sector has many specializations that are dependent on the species or type of animal that is seeking a professional evaluation. Veterinary scientists can work with pets and livestock, as well as exotic animals like snakes or alligators.
Tennessee residents interested in pursuing a degree in veterinary science should note that, while many schools offer a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science, employers recommend pursuing a graduate degree with a specialization to further the likelihood of post-graduation employment.
Some schools offer their degrees online, though many programs require hands-on labs due to the nature of the role. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are over 1,800 veterinarians in Tennessee with many located in the Memphis and Nashville metro areas.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Knoxville, TN||18 : 1||30,559|
|Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN||35 : 1||4,885|
|Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN||32 : 1||7,452|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis Memphis, TN||1,444|
|Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN||47 : 1||8,832|