Veterinary Schools in Louisiana

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Veterinary schools are competitive within the state ofLouisiana, requiring a high grade point average and a bachelor's degree in a related field to be considered for admissions. A program generally takes four years to complete, resulting in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.). Graduates wishing to practice inLouisianamust receive licensure by first passing the North American Veterinary License Exam, as well as fulfilling any other requirements presented by the state. The veterinary schools page has offers information regarding education and careers for interested individuals.

Detailed List of Veterinary Schools in Louisiana (1 School)

Veterinary schools are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education. The schools listed below are arranged by size with the largest veterinary schools first, based on the number of graduating students per year.

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Program Details

  • Veterinary program accredited since 1975
  • About 80 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $24,000 per year

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Louisiana in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective veterinary school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Veterinarians in Louisiana can make anywhere in the range of $52,000 to $113,000 per year. The list below shows average salaries for veterinarians in cities across Louisiana.

  • New Orleans, Metairie: $83,000
  • Baton Rouge: $62,000
  • Lafayette: $116,000
  • Shreveport, Bossier City: $89,000
  • Lake Charles: $81,000