Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two veterinary schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 992. It is the 3656th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Veterinary students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 530 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $21,780. Veterinarians in this area earn $76,730/yr and there are 240 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.284 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by veterinarians, and 0.615/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 2 veterinary schools in Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($18,333/yr) for veterinary students, with College of Southern Nevada as the lowest, reported at only $8,990/yr.