Saint Petersburg, FL (population: 243,829) has four veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Sarasota County Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 471. It is the 1342nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 54th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Veterinary students from Saint Petersburg 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.
Of the 4 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Saint Petersburg, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westside Tech comes out as the most expensive ($17,556/yr) for veterinary students, with Sarasota County Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $2,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Saint Petersburg|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||8.1 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||33.8 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||46.2 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||56.4 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||62.4 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||86.0 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||86.9 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||92.0 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||98.3 miles|