Animal Care
Veterinarian

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Salary: $52492 - $94875
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Hourly: $27.16 - $57.98
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Outlook: 5 Stars
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Length of Training: 6-8 years
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Length of Training/Requirements
A doctor of veterinary medicine degree requires a minimum of six years of college, with at least two years of pre-veterinary study and a four-year veterinary medicine program. This program is composed of three years of classroom study with a final year of clinical rotations. Most successful applicants have completed four years of college before being accepted by a veterinary medicine program. Admission is highly competitive since there are only 28 Colleges of Veterinary Science in the United States, and candidates with animal- or veterinary-related experience are preferred. In Texas, graduate programs leading to the master of science (MS) and doctor of philoso-phy (PhD) degrees are available, as well as joint DVM/MS and DVM/PhD degree programs.

Licensure/Certification

Texas requires that veterinarians be licensed to practice private clinical medicine. They must pass one or more national examinations and a state examination for licensure.

Educational Programs

University or College City Degree*
Texas A&M University College Station D
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate