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Veterinary Schools In Iowa

There are 8 accredited veterinary schools in Iowa for faculty who teach veterinary classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the veterinary academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in veterinary training at the following levels:


  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  2. Dordt College

    498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250-1697

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  3. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

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  4. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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  5. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Iowa Western Community College

    2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057

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  7. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068

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  8. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

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Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Veterinary Employment

Iowa 3,900
National 342,390

Of all of the veterinary professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Veterinary professionals In Iowa

2,870 3,590 3,710 3,770 3,900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of veterinary professionals is growing in Iowa. There were 1,030 more veterinary professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of veterinary has grown by 36% in Iowa. This is faster than the trend for veterinary professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of veterinary professionals has grown by 13% between 2006 and 2010.

Veterinary VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$22,398 $38,858 $41,682 $40,852 $42,514
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Veterinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of veterinary professionals is growing, the salaries paid to veterinary professionals are increasing in Iowa. In 2006 veterinary professionals made a mean salary of $22,398 per year, and in 2010 they made $42,514 per year.

Salary percentiles for Veterinary professionals in Iowa

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This represents a 47% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of veterinary, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid veterinary professionals earning 129% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Veterinary professionals and related professions in Iowa


In Iowa, veterinary professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Veterinary programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa


As the number of veterinary professionals is increasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited veterinary schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 587 veterinary graduates from veterinary courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 298 graduates.

Thus there was a 49% percent decrease in the number of veterinary school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. 31% of these graduates received a associate's degree in veterinary.

Veterinary Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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The number of veterinary faculty, growth in the field of veterinary academia and veterinary faculty salaries in Iowa, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching veterinary courses to students at the certificate in veterinary, associates degree in veterinary, bachelors degree in veterinary, masters degree in veterinary, and doctoral degree in veterinary levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of veterinary in Iowa. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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