U.S. Veterinary Schools Fare Well in Rankings
UC Davis, Cornell and Ohio State place in the top six worldwide.
The veterinary medicine programs at UC Davis, Cornell University and Ohio State University are among the world’s best, according to annual rankings produced by British publisher Quacquarelli Symonds.
The 2021 list saw the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine trade places with the University of London Royal Veterinary College, settling for No. 2 after holding the top spot for two out of the previous three years.
Cornell was ranked fourth and Ohio State sixth. Michigan State University had the next highest-ranked U.S. veterinary program at No. 11 after moving into the top 10 in 2020.
According to Quacquarelli Symonds, the World University Rankings by Subject are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The complete list is available at bit.ly/3kFoDkC.
UC Davis also earned a No. 2 worldwide ranking in the category of agriculture and forestry.
“I’m proud to see UC Davis continues to garner recognition for the world-class education it offers students and the powerful impact of its research and service,” said university Chancellor Gary S. May, MS, Ph.D.
More than 700 students are enrolled in the UC Davis veterinary school under Dean Michael Lairmore, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, DACVM, who plans to retire in June 2021.
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