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Texas has a reputation with some veterinarians as the number one destination in the USA. Cities like Houston and Dallas offer above-average salaries with a comparatively low cost of living. And with a veterinarian shortage projected to hit the Lone Star State by 2030, job prospects and security are good.

Veterinarians in Texas can expect an average salary of $129,923 with excellent benefits. If you’re looking for an ideal work-life balance, Texas is now one of the fastest-growing areas in the US, with world-class veterinarian schools and diverse job opportunities.

Veterinarian Salaries in Texas 

  • In Texas, the average salary for veterinarians is $129,923.
  • Entry-level salaries for Associate Veterinarians in Texas start at $87,308.
  • Top-level salaries for Texas veterinarians average $193,337.

What’s it like to live and work as a Veterinarian in Texas?

Texas is a state rich in history, culture and natural beauty. There’s a thriving dining and bar scene, and BBQ and Tex-Mex cuisine reign supreme. The climate rivals California, although you’ll need to be alert for tornado warnings.

The job market is also booming, and multiple Texas cities are ranked in the top ten best places to work in the US. Low taxes, a lower-than-average cost of living, and dynamic industries like Tesla, Space X, and IBM mean there’s a real buzz around cities like Dallas and Austin.

There’s something for everyone in the Lone Star State, from breathtaking vistas to vibrant cities. Part of the charm and appeal of this southern destination is that everything is bigger in Texas. And with its unique culture and warm welcome, this is one of the best states in the US to be a veterinarian.

What are the Best Cities/Areas to Work as a Veterinarian in Texas?

Sherman has been rated one of the best small cities in the US to practice as a veterinarian. Serving as a hub for the nearby Dallas-Fort Worth metro, there are 36% more veterinarian jobs here than in the average US city.

Lubbock offers veterinarian salaries 126% higher than the US average, with exciting and diverse opportunities in small animal and livestock practice. However, veterinarians looking for life in the big city will head for Houston and Dallas, where cost-of-living is below the national average, giving you more value for your salary with good job security.

Texas also boasts some of the country’s finest veterinarian schools. For example, college Station in Eastern Texas is home to Texas A&M University, a magnet for veterinarians wanting to work with large animals and livestock.

What are the Licensing Requirements to Work as a Veterinarian in Texas?

You need a license to practice as a Veterinarian in Texas. Applicants must provide the following:

  • Evidence of your veterinarian qualification.
  • A certified copy of your birth certificate.
  • Your NAVLE scores.
  • Letters of good standing from places you already hold a license.
  • Two reference letters from qualified veterinarians who can attest to your skills.
  • The licensing fee.

Why Work as Veterinarian in Texas?

  • Competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
  • Fast-growing state with exciting job prospects and good employment security.
  • Good quality of life with low cost of living and sunny climate.
  • Highly ranked destinations include Sherman, Lubbock and Austin.
  • Rich in history, landscape and cuisine for a fantastic work-life balance.

Find your Perfect Vet Job in Texas

We do not always list all our current veterinary vacancies here so get in touch if you can’t see what you need.

Want to see more job options? As well as veterinary jobs in the USA, we have work abroad possibilities such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

For further information for veterinarians working in Texas State regarding (if applicable), registration,  visa eligibility & advice, licensing, contracts & taxation, salary guidance and more detail about specific opportunities please contact our specialist advisors or registering for our latest vet job updates.
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