$40,130 – $61,029
The pre-veterinary concentration is designed for students who have demonstrated an interest in the field of veterinary medicine. Veterinary science is a field where the practitioner plays a major role in the healthcare of pets, livestock, as well as zoo, sporting, and laboratory animals. Consequently, it is readily apparent that this profession offers extensive areas of specializations. Veterinarians often require even broader training than their human-care counterparts due to the wide range of species the practitioner may have to treat. All practicing veterinarians graduated with a D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree from a four year program at an accredited college of veterinary medicine and had to obtain licensure. Currently, only 28 colleges of veterinary medicine exist in the United States.
The following curriculum is suggested as an aid in program planning and may be modified by the student in order to meet specific requirements of the intended four-year program at a university. Each student is urged to consult with an academic advisor early in his/her freshman year to plan an entire Navarro College program with reference to a specific four-year program at a university. An Associate of Science Degree is awarded upon the completion of the basic curriculum leading to an Associate of Science degree.
|Physical Science/Life Science||8|
|Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or Economics)||3|
|Foreign Language||4 – 8|
|ORIN 1100 (institutional credit)||1|
|Courses from major area/electives as listed on the degree plans.||8 – 10|
Median annual earnings of veterinarians were $71,990 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $56,450 and $94,880. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $43,530, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $133,150.
The average annual salary for veterinarians in the Federal Government was $84,335 in 2007.
According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, average starting salaries of veterinary medical college graduates in 2006 varied by type of practice as follows:
|Large animals, exclusively||$61,029|
|Small animals, predominantly||57,117|
|Small animals, exclusively||56,241|
|Private clinical practice||55,031|
|Large animals, predominantly||53,397|
U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS DIVISION OF INFORMATION SERVICES
**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Cost does not include labs, fees, books, or supplies. Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.
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