Los Altos has a total population of 27,693 and a student population of 18,293. Of these students, 18,293 are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
Los Altos's largest veterinary school is Foothill College. In 2010, Foothill College graduated approximately 18 students from its veterinary program.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a veterinary degree from one of Los Altos's veterinary schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $894 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,728 for veterinary related books and supplies each year.
Many veterinary graduates choose to work as veterinarians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Los Altos, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 19,500 veterinarians in California, 670 were working in the greater Los Altos area. By the year 2018, the number of veterinarians is expected to increase by 16% in Los Altos. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Los Altos is $22,480 per year, which is higher than the average for veterinarians state-wide.