Top 10 veterinary colleges

Updated February 21, 2017

Studying for a career in veterinary medicine can be as tedious, difficult and time-consuming as studying for one in human medicine. People who want to excel in the field not only will need to have a passion for helping animals but also will need to put in countless hours of research and study time. Earning a degree from a leading veterinary college may help you take your career to the next level.

Michigan State University

StudentsReview and the U.S. News & World Report both rank Michigan State University high on their lists of top veterinary schools. The university's College of Veterinary Medicine offers undergraduate and graduate programs in areas such as comparative medicine and integrative biology, large animal clinical sciences and environmental and integrative toxicological sciences.

Michigan State University (Office of Administration) 250 Hannah Administration Building East Lansing, MI 48824-0590 517-355-8332

Cornell University

Cornell University is one of the best schools for veterinary medicine in the country, according to U.S. News. The school's College of Veterinary Medicine offers DVM (doctorate of veterinary medicine), PhD and graduate degree programs in the field, as well as a dual DVM-PhD program.

Cornell University (Undergraduate Admissions Office) 410 Thurston Ave Ithaca, NY 14850-2488 607-255-5241

Auburn University

Auburn University is another school ranked highly by StudentsReview and U.S. News. Its College of Veterinary Medicine offers master's and PhD degree programs in areas such as food animal surgery and medicine, pathobiology and anatomy, and physiology & pharmacology.

Auburn University 818 Wire Rd Auburn, AL 36832 334-844-4000

University of Findlay

According to StudentsReview , the University of Findlay in Ohio is the one of the best veterinary schools in the country. The university offers undergraduate programs in pre-veterinary medicine, animal science and equestrian studies, as well as a master's (of science) program in environmental safety and health management.

The University of Findlay 1000 North Main Street Findlay, OH 45840 1-800-472-9502 / 419-422-8313

University of California-Davis

The University of California at Davis is another top-rated veterinary institution, according to U.S. News. Its School of Veterinary Medicine offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as anatomy, physiology and cell biology, molecular biosciences, medicine and epidemiology and pathology, and microbiology and immunology.

University of California Davis Peter J Shields Ave Davis, CA 95616 530-752-1011

Wilson College

According to StudentsReview, Wilson College in Pennsylvania is another renowned veterinary school. The college offers undergraduate programs in equine management, equestrian management, equine-facilitated therapeutics, veterinary biology and veterinary business management.

Wilson College 1015 Philadelphia Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-264-4141

Colorado State University

Another of the top-rated veterinary institutions in the U.S. is Colorado State University, according to U.S. News. The university's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers undergraduate, graduate and DVM programs.

Colorado State University Oval Drive Fort Collins, CO 80521 970-491-1101

Texas A&M University at College Station

StudentsReview and U.S. News both ranked Texas A&M University at College Station highly. The school's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers master's, PhD and DVM degree programs.

Joe Routt Boulevard College Station, TX 77840 979-845-1060

Clemson University

Clemson University is another renowned school for veterinary medicine, according to StudentsReview. Its Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences offers Bachelor of Science degree programs such as pre-veterinary and science, equine business and animal agribusiness, as well as Master's and PhD programs.

Clemson University 232 Brackett Hl Clemson, SC 29634-0001 864-656-2200

University of Pennsylvania

Another top-rated veterinary institution is the University of Pennsylvania, according to U.S. News. The school's department of Veterinary Medicine offers postgraduate and DVM degree programs in areas including animal biology, pathobiology and clinical studies.

University of Pennsylvania 3451 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-898-5000

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