Veterinary Schools in Alabama

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Veterinary schools are competitive within the state of Alabama, requiring a high grade point average and a bachelor's degree in a related field such as animal scientist or physiology 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.) designation. Graduates wishing to practice in Veterinary field in Alabama must receive licensure by first passing the North American Veterinary License Exam (NAVLE) in addition to all related requirements required by the state board of veterinary medical examiners of Alabama. Our dedicated veterinary schools page offers targeted information regarding education opportunities and careers for interested individuals looking for the best veterinary schools in Alabama.

Detailed List of Veterinary Schools in Alabama (2 Schools)

Veterinary schools are accredited by the authorized state veterinary board . The schools listed below are arranged by size with the largest veterinary schools first, based on the number of graduating students per year.

Auburn University in Auburn, AL

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Program Details

  • About 110 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $9,000 per year (Nonresidents: $27,000)

Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL

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Program Details

  • About 60 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $21,000 per year

Veterinarians in Alabama can make anywhere in the range of $52,000 to $109,000 per year. The list below shows average salaries for veterinarians in cities across Alabama.

  • Birmingham, Hoover: $78,000
  • Huntsville: $68,000
  • Montgomery: $78,000
  • Daphne, Fairhope, Foley: $83,000
  • Mobile: $84,000

Veterinarian's in Alabama Compared to Median Income Averages

+145% Above State Median Income

+112% Above National Median Income

Veterinarian's in Alabama take home an average 37.74 per hour. Annual earnings for Veterinarian's working in the State of Alabama average $78,490 which is 145% above the state median income and 112% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Veterinarian makes up just 0.04% of the working population in Alabama and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Veterinarians coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around Alabama.

Average Income for a Veterinarian in Alabama

Employment Median Hourly Wage Median Annual Wage
Alabama Veterinarian 860 $37.74 $78,490
State Average 1,997,900 $15.43 $32,094.40
National Average 153,156,000 $17.82 $37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $37.74
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Alabama 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 veterinarian 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.