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Veterinary Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there are 3 accredited schools where veterinary classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in veterinary in the state of South Dakota, which encompasses veterinary training at the following levels:


  1. National American University-Rapid City

    321 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3692

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. South Dakota State University

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Globe University-Sioux Falls

    5101 S Broadband Ln, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Veterinary Employment

South Dakota 1,040
National 342,390

Approximately 0% of the country's veterinary professionals work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Veterinary professionals In South Dakota

830 930 990 1,000 1,040
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, veterinary is a growing field. In South Dakota, 210 more veterinary professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of veterinary has grown by 25% in South Dakota. 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 South Dakota

$30,478 $32,800 $33,998 $34,674 $27,140
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Veterinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of veterinary professionals is growing, the salaries earned by veterinary professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for veterinary professionals in 2006 was $30,478 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $27,140 per year.

Salary percentiles for Veterinary professionals in South Dakota

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 12% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 74% pay differential between the highest paid veterinary professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of veterinary in South Dakota.

Average Salaries for Veterinary professionals and related professions in South Dakota


In South Dakota, veterinary professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Veterinary programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


As the number of veterinary professionals is increasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited veterinary schools in South Dakota state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 200 veterinary graduates from veterinary courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 97 graduates.

This represents a 51% decrease in the number of veterinary degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. 33% of these graduates received a associate's degree in veterinary.

Veterinary Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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