Both of those will be very hard to get into if you're out of state. Auburn only a maximum of 10 non-resident applicants a year. And you'll be competing with hundreds.
The best school is the one that is in your state if you live in one with a vet school. If not, then look to see if your state has a contract with another state. For example: Auburn has a contract with Kentucky and sets aside 24 seats for kentucky residents. Iowa State has a similar contract with Nebraska. If you aren't a resident or in a contract state, then you'll need to apply to as many schools as possible. Definitely apply to schools that accept a high number of out of state applicants like Kansas State. You can find that information for some of the schools on this website: http://www.aavmc.org For those that haven't put that information on that website it will link you to the schools' websites.
Here are the admissions stats for UC Davis for the class of 2012. 490 nonresidents applied and only 10 were accepted. It's equally competitive if you're from California.
Veterinarian pay better but getting into Veterinary School is very competitive.
Median annual wages of veterinarians were $79,050 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $61,370 and $104,110. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $46,610, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $143,660.
The average annual salary for veterinarians in the Federal Government was $93,398 in March 2009.
According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, average starting salaries of veterinary medical college graduates in 2008 varied by type of practice as follows:
Small animals, exclusively $64,744
Large animals, exclusively 62,424
Small animals, predominantly 61,753
Mixed animals 58,522
Large animals, predominantly 57,745
Equine (horses) 41,636
Wage and salary interpreters and translators had median annual wages of $38,850 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $28,940 and $52,240. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,170, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $69,190. Individuals classified as language specialists in the Federal Government earned an average of $79,865 annually in March 2009.
Earnings depend on language, subject matter, skill, experience, education, certification, and type of employer, and salaries of interpreters and translators can vary widely. Interpreters and translators who know languages for which there is a greater demand, or which relatively few people can translate, often have higher earnings, as do those who perform services requiring a high level of skill, such as conference interpreters.
For those who are not salaried, earnings typically fluctuate, depending on the availability of work. Freelance interpreters usually earn an hourly rate, whereas translators who freelance typically earn a rate per word or per hour.