As of 2014, there are 15 research veterinary colleges in Texas and nine public colleges that offer veterinary-related certificates and degrees, including associates, bachelor's and doctoral degrees. All programs are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Blinn College, located in Bryan, provides the first two-years of a veterinary program. The final two years can be completed at Texas A&M University in College Station. Sul Ross State University's Department of Animal Science is in Alpine, and it's affiliated with Texas State University. Other colleges in Texas that offer veterinary-related disciplines are located in Lancaster, Houston, Tomball, Waco, Corsica, San Antonio and Weatherford. Admission into these programs is competitive and may require clinical experience with animals and internships.