The Top 10 Vet Schools in the United States

Veterinarians care for animals.

In 2007, U.S. News ranked the top veterinary schools in the United States based on their academic programs, faculty, and other factors like research, and student reviews. Top veterinary schools are also recognized for their contributions towards biomedical research in veterinary science. Degree programs in veterinary medicine are offered at the bachelor’s degree and graduate levels.

1 Cornell University

Based in Ithaca New York, Cornell University provides undergraduate and graduate training in veterinary medicine. The school specializes in molecular medicine, microbiology and immunology and biomedical sciences.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Ithaca, New York 14853-6401 607-253-3000

2 Colorado State University

The veterinary medicine program at Colorado State University provides specialized programs in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, environmental and radiologic sciences and microbiology immunology and pathology. The program also offers continuing education courses in equine science.

Colorado State University 300 West Drake Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 970-221-4535

3 University of California – Davis

The School of Veterinary Medicine at U.C. Davis offers an array of degree programs as well as continuing and professional education for veterinarians and animal health technicians. Degree programs are offered towards a doctorate of veterinary medicine or master of preventive veterinary medicine.

University of California – Davis One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616 530-752-1360

4 University of Philadelphia

The University of Pennsylvania offers multi-disciplinary programs in veterinary medicine, including a combined veterinary medicine and masters in business administration degree.

University of Philadelphia New Bolton Center 382 West Street Road Kennett Square, PA 19348 610.444.5800

5 North Carolina State University

The College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University offers graduate and continuing education degree programs in veterinary medicine. Graduate programs prepare students for jobs in fields such as fisheries and wildlife, physiology, and immunology.

North Carolina State University 4700 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27606-1428 919-513-6211

6 Ohio State University

Degree programs in veterinary medicine at Ohio State University are provided at the graduate level. The College of Veterinary Medicine also provides residency programs in biosciences and clinical sciences, as well as continuing education courses.

Ohio State University 601 Vernon L. Tharp Street Columbus, OH 43210 614-292-3551

7 Texas A & M University

The undergraduate program in biomedical sciences at Texas A & M’s College of Veterinary Medicine is open to freshmen and transfer students. Other degree programs include a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science in veterinary medicine

Texas A & M University Bryan, TX 77801 979-845-4353

8 University of Wisconsin Madison

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin offers Master of Science and PH.d. degrees in veterinary medicine as well as a dual Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine 2015 Linden Drive Madison, WI 53706-1102 608-263-6716

9 Michigan State University

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University provides an array of specializations in the field of veterinary medicine, including large and small animal clinical sciences, pathobiology, microbiology and pharmacology.

Michigan State University G-100 Veterinary Medical Center East Lansing, MI 48824-1314 517-355-6509

10 University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota’s veterinary medicine school offers a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Other degree areas include a Master of Science and PH.d. in veterinary medicine, as well as residency and intern programs.

University of Minnesota 1365 Gortner Ave Falcon Heights, MN 55108 612-624-4747

Selam Nuri has been writing academic articles and working across the curriculum since 2001. She has been published online at various websites and earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology in 2006 from the City University of New York.