Mountain Home, AR has one veterinary school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arkansas State University-Beebe has a total student population of 4,491. It is the 4342nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 51st highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Veterinary students from Mountain Home schools who go on to become veterinarians, animal trainers, dog trainers, veterinary technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 54,130 people working as veterinarians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,110. Also, Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make on average $23,400 per year and there are about 71,350 of them employed in the US today.
Mountain Home lies in Baxter county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 68,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $13.96/hr average worker wage, and a $29,050 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas State University-Beebe ends up costing a student $6,687/yr.