Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has five veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Navarro College, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 9,200. It is the 4919th highest ranked school in the USA and the 274th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Veterinary students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 820 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $22,700. Veterinarians in this area earn $119,200/yr and there are 600 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.292 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by veterinarians, and 0.399/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 5 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Navarro College comes out as the most expensive ($8,832/yr) for veterinary students, with Cedar Valley College as the lowest, reported at only $5,816/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|