What is veterinary science?

The study of the medical treatment of animals is veterinary science.

What should I look for in an online veterinary school?

The best online veterinary schools should possess either regional or national accreditation from an accrediting body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition, you can often recognize top online veterinary schools based on:

  • The school's name and status
  • The school's history
  • Teacher credentials
  • Alumni network
In choosing the best online veterinary school for you, you should consider the following factors:
  • Admission requirements
  • Residency requirements
  • Class and teaching style
  • Testing methods used
  • Course content and presentation
  • Program length
  • Class size
  • Student-teacher interaction
  • Technology use
  • Tuition and financial aid
  • Transferability of credits
  • Availability of a dedicated administration team and resources

What levels of online veterinary programs are available?

The following levels of veterinary degree online programs are available:

  • Online Veterinary Certificate Programs
  • Online Associates in Veterinary Science
  • Online Bachelor in Veterinary Science
  • Online Masters in Veterinary Science
  • Online PhD in Veterinary Science

How long does it take to get an online veterinary degree?

The amount of time it takes a student to earn an accredited online veterinary degree depends on the level of veterinary degree being pursued and the pace of the student.

Typically, the breakdown is as follows:

  • Online Veterinary Certification Programs - 6 months to 1 year
  • Online Veterinary Associates Degree - 2 years
  • Online Veterinary Bachelor Degree - 4 years
  • Online Veterinary Masters - 2 years
  • Online Veterinary PhD - 2 to 5 years

What are some examples of online veterinary courses?

The online veterinary degree coursework will cover every crucial area related to animal care, treatment and preventative care. Curriculum may include:

  • Veterinary Microbiology
    This course will teach students to identify and treat the various microbial infections and diseases that can affect animals.
  • Pharmacology
    This course will teach students about the various ways that drugs interact with an animal's biological systems.
  • Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
    Students will make a detailed examination of the physical attributes and biological systems of a range of domestic and wild animals.
  • Veterinary Office Management
    Most veterinarians own their own businesses and therefore must be able to manage one in the effectively in order to practice.
  • Veterinary Nutrition
    This course covers the nutritional requirements of most animals, and focuses on developing healthy diets for domestic animals.

What areas of veterinary specialization are available?

There are so many specializations in so many different specific areas to choose from with a veterinary degree. Some are:

  • Wildlife Behavior
  • Animal Rehabilitation
  • Veterinary Anesthesiology
  • Zoology
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine

What can I do with a veterinary degree?

Graduates will be qualified for a variety of entry-level veterinary positions, or to pursue further training. Some veterinary occupations are:

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Zoo Veterinarian
  • Animal Caretaker
  • Livestock Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Nutritionist

What is a veterinarian?

Veterinarians are professionals who provide medical care to animals.

What does a veterinarian do?

Veterinarians perform as many medical services for animals as doctors do for humans. They offer routine services like dental cleaning and vaccination, and also provide care for injured animals, or those suffering from more serious ailments.

How much does a veterinarian earn?

The average annual salary for veterinarians is $90,110. Job growth is expected at a rate much faster than the average. Pet owners are becoming more aware of advanced care options for their animals, and increased willingness to provide more extensive medical care to pets is fueling growth in this field.

How do I become a veterinarian?

Students interested in how to become a veterinarian must remember that, like other medical professions, this field requires extensive professional training and official licensure. Completing an online veterinary degree program is an excellent first step toward further professional education, or to qualify for entry-level veterinary support positions.

Veterinary Schools (Campus)

School Certificate Associates Bachelors Masters PhD
Ohio State University-Main Campus
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH, 43210
http://www.osu.edu
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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/index.php
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University of Florida
355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL, 32611
http://www.ufl.edu/
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Texas A & M University
112 M T Harrington Ctr
College Station, TX, 77843
http://www.tamu.edu
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Michigan State University
100 Library
East Lansing, MI, 48824
http://www.msu.edu
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
http://www.illinois.edu/
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI, 53706
http://www.wisc.edu
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Purdue University-Main Campus
Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
http://www.purdue.edu
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University of Maryland-College Park
1101 Main Administration BL
College Park, MD, 20742
http://www.umd.edu
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University of Georgia
125 Cedar St.
Athens, GA, 30602
http://www.uga.edu
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North Carolina State University at Raleigh
2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC, 27695
http://www.ncsu.edu
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University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA, 95616
http://www.ucdavis.edu
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University of Missouri-Columbia
105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO, 65211
http://www.missouri.edu/
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2265 Kraft Dr
Blacksburg, VA, 24061
http://WWW.VT.EDU
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The University of Tennessee
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN, 37996
http://www.tennessee.edu
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Colorado State University
102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, CO, 80523
http://www.colostate.edu
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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Tower Dr
Baton Rouge, LA, 70803
http://www.lsu.edu
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Iowa State University
137 Lynn Ave
Ames, IA, 50011
http://www.iastate.edu
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University of Kentucky
175 Funkhouser Dr
Lexington, KY, 40506
http://www.uky.edu
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Washington State University
French Administration Building
Pullman, WA, 99164
http://www.wsu.edu/
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Auburn University Main Campus
Auburn Alabama
Auburn, AL, 36849
http://www.auburn.edu
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University of Pennsylvania
1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://www.upenn.edu
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Kansas State University
Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS, 66506
http://www.k-state.edu
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Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
107 Whitehurst
Stillwater, OK, 74078
http://www.okstate.edu/
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Oregon State University
1500 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR, 97331
http://oregonstate.edu
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Cornell University
410 Thurston Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14853
http://www.cornell.edu
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Mississippi State University
100 President Cir
Starkville, MS, 39762
http://www.msstate.edu/
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Utah State University
Old Main Hill
Logan, UT, 84322
http://www.usu.edu
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University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID, 83844
http://www.uidaho.edu
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Tufts University
38 Professors Row
Medford, MA, 2155
http://www.tufts.edu
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Snow College
150 E College Ave
Ephraim, UT, 84627
http://www.snow.edu
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Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Pky
Harrogate, TN, 37752
http://www.lmunet.edu
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Tuskegee University
Kresge Center 3rd Floor
Tuskegee, AL, 36088
http://www.tuskegee.edu
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Western University of Health Sciences
309 E 2nd St
Pomona, CA, 91766
http://www.westernu.edu
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Sanford-Brown Institute
421 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
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Hickey College
940 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO, 63146
http://www.hickeycollege.edu
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