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UC Davis Ranked #1 Veterinary School in United States

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has been recognized once again for its outstanding program by the U.S. News and World Report. The school, #1 in the newly released rankings, is home to a robust $74 million research program, 30 percent of which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

A strong leader in veterinary medical education, UC Davis has the largest resident program of any veterinary school in the country. More than 170 graduate students pursue advanced science training at the school and DVM students learn from a curriculum built on sound educational theory designed and delivered by eminent faculty who serve as leaders in their fields. Through an extensive teaching hospital in Davis and satellite clinics in Tulare and San Diego, the school provides services throughout the state to more than 48,000 animal patients annually in 34 specialties.

UC Davis’s unique One Health approach recognizes the inextricable link between animals, people and the environment. Faculty members collaborate with colleagues across the school, in multiple schools/colleges on the UC Davis campus and with national and international institutions to solve society’s most pressing health issues. The recent USAID $100 million grant for the second phase of the PREDICT project based at the school is an example of the highly collaborative and far reaching impacts of this approach. With programs in more than 20 countries, this global consortium is conducting pathogen surveillance, viral discovery and strengthening global health capacity.

“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,” Dean Michael Lairmore said. “This national recognition and #1 ranking is 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.”