In the United States, there are a total of 28 veterinarian schools. Although there are many different schools of veterinary
medicine to choose from, not all of them are created equally. If you are
thinking about becoming a veterinarian, consider applying to one of the
following three schools, each ranked on U.S. New and World Report’s Best Grad School List.
Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ranked #1
At the very top of the list is Cornell. Located in the State of New York, Cornell was the first school to award a degree in veterinary science in 1876. Over the years, the College of Veterinary Medicine has maintained its outstanding reputation as being one of the best schools that offers a degree in veterinary medicine. The College of Veterinary Medicine has remained at the top of the list of schools offering a veterinary degree. Currently, the school continues to rank at the top of the U.S. News and
Each year, close to 5,000 students graduate from the Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Students who graduate from Cornell have their pick when it comes to where they want to work. Graduates from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine can be found across the United States. Some have set up their own practice and others work for veterinary hospitals.
University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Ranked #2
Another school that follows Cornell closely is University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Although this school is second in the rankings, the school received a score of 4.2 and Cornell received a 4.5. As such, this school is intensely competitive. The school opened its doors in 1948. At that time, the main emphasis was taking care of livestock. Since then the school has expanded its program and now focuses on animals, birds, and fish. This school offers several different degrees in veterinarian medicine; in addition it has many different clinical programs for the student who wishes to specialize.
Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Ranked #3
Colorado State University’s veterinary program was ranked number 3. Although this school ranks third on the list of veterinary schools in the country, the school achieved an overall score of 4.1 and is highly competitive. The school has an outstanding veterinary program offering students the choice of several veterinary degrees. This school also has a Veterinary Teaching Hospital as well. The teaching hospital treats small animals, horses, and livestock. The teaching hospital offers 24 hour emergency appointments and also treats animals during the day. The school also has plans to expand its critical care unit in the near future as well.
If you plan on pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine, then you should consider the three schools discussed above. These schools have ranked the highest on the list for a reason. In addition to their outstanding reputation in the field of veterinary medicine, they each offer an outstanding curriculum and different degrees in the field of veterinary medicine.
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