How much will my veterinary education cost?

New veterinarians with less educational debt have a head start on life. A lighter debt burden translates into more financial, career, and personal flexibility. Wouldn’t it be great to pursue an internship or residency, or even take a new job in your dream location without having to worry as much about how you are going to pay back your loans?


Your vet school experience is important, but the rest of your life is even more so!


Many other factors should go into choosing your veterinary school.

  • Do you want to be close to home, live somewhere new or is location not a deciding factor for you?
  • Is the focus of the school — research programs, emphasis on production medicine, flexible curriculum, etc. – important to you?
  • Is instruction primarily lecture or problem based learning?
  • Are the class sizes relatively large or small? Learn more.
  • Are clinical rotations onsite or will you be sent to local veterinary clinics for clinical training?

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2 responses to “How much will my veterinary education cost?”

  1. […] What will my veterinary education cost? This section uses the VIN Foundation Cost of Education map to provide a realistic look at the cost of veterinary school attendance, taking into consideration resident, non-resident, and private tuition along with living expenses. […]

  2. “Cost of Education” needs to be more extensive – i.e. “What salary will I need to earn in order to pay back my student loans and have any quality of life, and where might these jobs be located”….

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