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Veterinary Science


Program LengthFour semesters

BUTTON_tuition_cost$944.00**

Potential Salary Range$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.

COURSES


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.

SUBJECT SEM. HRS
English 6
Government 6
History 6
Computer Science 4
Speech 3
Kinesiology 2
Fine Arts 3
Mathematics (transferable) 6
Physical Science/Life Science 8
Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or Economics) 3
Foreign Language 4 – 8
Humanities 3
ORIN 1100 (institutional credit) 1
Courses from major area/electives as listed on the degree plans. 8 – 10

TARGET JOBS


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
Mixed animals 52,254
Equine (horses) 40,130

U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS DIVISION OF INFORMATION SERVICES


http://www.bls.gov/opub

RELATED LINKS


American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

 

Degrees

A.S. Veterinary Science

Carol Hanes, Executive Dean
Fine Arts, Room 122
903.875.7594
carol.hanes@navarrocollege.edu
Terry Peterman, Dean
Drane Hall, Room 115
903.875.7425
terry.peterman@navarrocollege.edu[space px=-10]

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**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Cost does not include labs, fees, books, or supplies. Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.
Download the full Fall 2014 tuition chart here .