10 states leading the way in pet healthcare for happy and healthy pets

We all want to make sure our animal family members get the best care. Here are the best states for pet healthcare.

South Carolinians’ love for their pets is clear in the rate of pet ownership — 62% of households have a pet.

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North Carolina

North Carolina is home to the No. 4 ranked school of veterinary medicine, so it’s no wonder the Tar Heel State ranks ninth on our list for best pet healthcare.


Vermont has the third-highest rate of pet ownership in the nation, with 70% of households owning a pet.

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Colorado is tied with Montana for the lowest-paid veterinarians in the top 10 — vets earn just 104% of the median state salary.



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