Guide to Veterinary Schools

Is the health and well-being of your favorite furry, feathered, scaled or four-footed friend at the top of your priorities? Then a career in veterinary medicine may be right for you.

Most veterinarians use their skills to treat and care for animals, while a few use their knowledge to help treat humans in relation to animal diseases.

Vets must earn a veterinary medicine degree through an accredited school or college, which can take up to four years. There are only 28 colleges in the United States whose degree programs are accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Competition to enter vet school is very high. To find a program close to you, use the search tool at the top of the page.