Hartford, CT (population: 123,579) has thirteen veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tufts University, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 10,252. It is the 24th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Veterinary students from Hartford 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. In fact, in the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford area alone, there are 320 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $25,550. Veterinarians in this area earn $108,120/yr and there are 230 employed.
Hartford lies in Hartford county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford area has 562,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $25/hr average worker wage, and a $51,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Hartford are held by veterinarians, and 1/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 13 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Hartford, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mount Ida College comes out as the most expensive ($26,553/yr) for veterinary students, with Naugatuck Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,596/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hartford|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||3.2 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||11.9 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||27.8 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||34.2 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||36.3 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||63.3 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||68.1 miles|