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UC Davis Ranked #1 Veterinary School

April 29, 2015

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The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has been ranked the #1 veterinary school in the world.

April 29, 2015

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine was recently ranked the #1 veterinary school in the world by QS World University Rankings and #1 in the United States by U.S. News and World Report Graduate School Rankings. These two rankings—which represent veterinary medical teaching, research and service—are widely considered to be of the most influential international and national university rankings. With more than 500 students enrolled in its 4-year DVM program, UC Davis has built a curriculum based on sound educational principles, designed and delivered by eminent faculty who are leaders in their respective fields. Additionally, the hospital’s house officer training program is the largest of any veterinary school in the country, while more than 170 graduate students pursue science training leading to advanced degrees at the school.

“The recognition of the pre-eminent position of our school reflects the excellence of our faculty, staff, and students who serve the citizens of California and our global society, advancing the health of animals, people, and the environment,” said Michael Lairmore, dean of the school.

Through the extensive VMTH in Davis, and satellite clinics in Tulare and San Diego, the school provides clinical services throughout the state, with training for house officers and students in 34 primary care and specialty disciplines. The hospital provides state-of-the-art clinical care to more than 50,000 animal patients each year, a caseload that provides the basis for a robust and diverse clinical training experience for students and house officers.

The school’s cadre of faculty, staff, students, and alumni are advancing health through their research endeavors, clinical patient care, educational pursuits, outreach and public service locally and globally. These recognitions and #1 rankings are a testament to the school’s community, its irrepressible dedication and energy, and high standards for excellence in leading veterinary medicine and advancing societal needs.