Lancaster has a total population of 56,348 and a student population of 5,789. Of these students, 2,175 are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
The largest veterinary school in Lancaster, by student population, is Franklin and Marshall College. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Veterinary program at Franklin and Marshall College.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a veterinary degree from one of Lancaster's veterinary schools. In 2009 tuition at veterinary schools in Lancaster was $39,980 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for veterinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lancaster-based veterinary schools, you will have an added expense of $10,430 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a veterinarian in Lancaster, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 24 veterinarians in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Lancaster area. The government projects that the number of veterinarians in Lancaster will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Lancaster is $17,910 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for veterinarians.