Top Colleges of Veterinary Medicine: List of Top Schools
Veterinary medicine specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of injured and sick animals, including house pets, farm animals, equine, wildlife and exotic animals. Some of the top universities in the country have veterinary medicine colleges where students can be trained to become veterinarians, educators and researchers.
Top Veterinary Medicine Colleges
1. Cornell University in Ithaca, NY
Cornell University is ranked 15th on U.S. News and World Report's 2011 list of best national schools in America, which makes Cornell the highest ranked university in the country that has a veterinary medicine college. The school offers a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree program, a DVM/Ph.D. dual degree program and a variety of graduate-level research programs in a variety of animal medicine fields such as neuroscience, reproduction and genetics.
Cornell's DVM programs are a combination of coursework and clinical practice. Students begin by focusing on the animal body in areas such as anatomy, neurology, and biology. They study how disease can not only affect individual animals, but animal and human populations. Students also gain hands-on experience working with a variety of animals in the school's on-campus clinics. Students entering the D.V.M./Ph.D. program and the school's graduate research programs can specialize in a variety of concentrations.
- Address: Ithaca, NY 14853
- Phone Number: (607) 253-3000
2. University of Florida in Gainesville
The University of Florida is listed as 53rd on U.S. News and World Report's 2011 list of top national universities in America. The university's College of Veterinary Medicine offers a variety of veterinary medicine programs including a DVM, a dual degree with a doctor of veterinary medicine and a master's in public health (DVM/MPH), forensic toxicology and a wide variety of graduate programs.
The DVM program is four years in length and supplies students with knowledge in general veterinary sciences and comparative medicine, in addition to hands-on clinical practice. The school's DVM/MPH collaborative program is designed for students interested in public health careers in government and industry in areas such as epidemiology, food systems and environmental control.
- Address: 2015 SW 16th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32608
- Phone Number: (352) 392-3261
List of Best Veterinary Medicine Programs by Student Enrollment
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Ohio State University||53,715||190 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210||(614) 292-6446|
|University of Florida||51,474||355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-3115||(352) 392-3261|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||51,140||100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213||(612) 625-5000|
|Texas A&M University||48,702||College Station, TX 77843||(979) 845-3211|
|Michigan State University||46,510||East Lansing, MI 48824-1046||(517) 355-1855|
|University of Illinois - Urbana - Champaign||43,246||601 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820-5711||(217) 244-7672|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||41,620||500 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1380||(608) 263-2400|
|Purdue University - West Lafayette||41,433||Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040||(765) 494-4600|
|University of Georgia||34,885||Athens, GA 30602||(706) 542-3000|
|University of California - Davis||30,568||One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8678||(530) 752-1011|
|University of Tennessee||30,410||527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996||(865) 974-1000|
|University of Missouri - Columbia||30,130||105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211||(573) 882-2121|
|Louisiana State University||28,810||Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2750||(225) 578-3202|
|Iowa State University||27,945||Ames, IA 50011-2030||(515) 294-5836|
|Washington State University||26,101||French Administration Building, Pullman, WA 99164-1009||(509) 335-3564|
|Auburn University||24,602||Auburn University, AL 36849||(334) 844-4000|
|University of Pennsylvania||24,107||1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303||(215) 898-5000|
|Kansas State University||23,581||Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506||(785) 532-6250|
|Cornell University||20,273||Ithaca, NY 14853||(607) 254-4636|
|Tufts University||10,252||Medford, MA 02155-5555||(617) 628-5000|
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