VETARY UNIVERSITIES

Veterinarian Colleges

There are currently 30 veterinary medical schools in the United States that are active, accredited, or have an accreditation pending, all of which are AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges) members.

The ranking for these schools is based on a weighted mix of peer assessment scores, director residency score, total funding allocated for veterinarian and animal research, dollars per full-time faculty member, and faculty resources such as student GPA, VCAT, acceptance rate, and performance. The ranking includes schools that are tied, such as Louisiana State University and The University of Tennessee.

The top schools include:

1. University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
2. Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (Private)
3. Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
4. The College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University (Public)
5. College of Veterinary Medicine | - The Ohio State University (Public)
6. University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
7. Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (Public)
7. University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Private)
9. University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
10. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (Private)
10. College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia (Public)
12. College of Veterinary Medicine - Michigan State University (Public)
13. Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
14. Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
14. Kansas State University: College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
14. College of Veterinary Medicine - Purdue University (Private)
14. University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
14. Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
19. University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
19. Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
21. Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
21. College of Veterinary Medicine - The University of Tennessee (Public)
23. University of Missouri - College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
24. Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary health Sciences | Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
25. Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Public)
26. College of Veterinary Medicine - Oregon State University (Public)
27. School of Veterinary Medicine | Tuskegee University (Private)
28. College of Veterinary Medicine - Western University of Health Sciences (Private)
29. LMU - College of Veterinary Medicine - Lincoln Memorial University (Private)
30. College of Veterinary Medicine - Midwestern University (Public)

In order for prospective students to get into any of the above universities, or DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) programs, in general, the future students must have experience working with animals and in most cases, unless they have demonstrated a successful outside experience, will need a strong score on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). DVM Students will complete courses across a multitude of interesting subjects, including anatomy, pharmacology, and pathology.