Veterinary School

Veterinary school and program rankings may be helpful with your school selection as an aspiring veterinarian, but don’t expect them to be easy to come by. Rankings for veterinary colleges are few and far between because there is a relatively small number of veterinary colleges in the U.S., and those schools tend to be set apart from each other by significant differences in specialty programs and facilities.
By Beau Johnson, VeterinarySchools.com Contributing Writer
 
How Veterinary Programs are Ranked
U.S News & World Report is the sole major publication ranking Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs in the U.S.
Its vet school rankings are produced by weighing a mixture of factors. A peer assessment score and an assessment score by residency directors makes up 40% of the total score; 30% is made up of the total funding allocated to the school for research, additionally calculating research dollars per full-time faculty member; and the remaining 30% of the score is composed of faculty resources (ratio to students) and student selectivity factors such as mean undergraduate GPA, mean VCAT score, and student acceptance rate.
Another ranking source is StudentsReview.com, which basically allows students to score schools themselves based on their personal opinions.
 
What Does a High Ranking Mean?
High rankings are not significant or highly regarded by most of the academic veterinary community. A high ranking may give a vet school an extra degree of pull or minor bragging rights, and may initially capture the attention of students shopping for their vet school. Many schools and organizations disregard the legitimacy of any vet school rankings altogether, however. Some vet students who are initially wooed by higher school rankings may find them less significant as their application and acceptance process rolls on.
“Rankings tend to be more important with younger undergrads,” said Abbie DeMeerleer, assistant director of admissions and recruitment officer at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. “The closer they get to admissions, the less the rankings weigh in-it becomes more about the facilities and specialties a school focuses on. One of the downsides of vet school rankings is that they do not take into account the uniqueness of programs and the strengths of an institution that may benefit individual students.”
 
 
1 Harvard University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : S3 016 Schurman Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
Admissions Phone :(607) 253-3000
Admissions E-mail : vet_admissions@cornell.edu
Admissions Website : https://www.vet.cornell.edu/admissions/application/logon.asp
 
2 University of California, Davis
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8734
Admissions Phone : (530) 752-1383
Admissions E-mail : ymwilliams@ucdavis.edu
Admissions Website :
http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu
 
3 Colorado State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : 1601 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-160
Admissions Phone : (970) 941-7051
Admissions E-mail : DVMAdmissions@colostate.edu
Admissions Website : http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/cvmbs/acad
 
3 North Carolina State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
Admissions Phone : (919) 513-6786
Admissions Website : http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/
 
5 Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Admissions Phone : (614) 292-1171
Admissions Website : http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/gradProgs.htm
 
5 University of Pennsylvania
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : 3800 Spruce Street , Philadelphia, PA 19104
Admissions Phone : (215) 898-5434
Admissions E-mail : admissions@vet.upenn.edu
Admissions Website : http://www.vet.upenn.edu
 
5 University of Wisconsin, Madison
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : 1656 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Admissions E-mail : graduate@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu
Admissions Website : http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/pbs/gradprogram/index.html
 
8 Texas A&M University, College Station
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : Office of the Dean, College Station, TX 77843-4461
Admissions E-mail : studentadmissions@cvm.tamu.edu
Admissions Website : http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/index.shtml
 
9 Michigan State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : G100 Veterinary Medical Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1314
Admissions Phone : : (517) 353-9793
Admissions E-mail : admiss@cvm.msu.edu
Admissions Website : http://cvm.msu.edu/
 
9 University of Georgia
College of Veterinary Medicine
Address : Clayton Street, Athens, GA 30602-3013
Admissions Phone : (706) 542-5727
Admissions E-mail : vmadmit@uga.edu
Admissions Website : http://www.vet.uga.edu/admissions/index.php
 
 
   
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