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College Of Veterinary Medicine Ranked No. 1 In The SEC, No. 4 In The Nation, No. 10 Worldwide

March 29, 2017

Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex.
The new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex.
By Megan Palsa, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is ranked No. 10 in the world, No. 4 in the United States, and No. 1 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), an educational services firm that has rated the top 50 veterinary medicine schools globally.

The rankings by QS are based on several factors, including academic reputation, employer reputation, and academic citations in research papers. QS combines multiple, well-respected university data sources, in this, their third-year of including veterinary medicine as a subject matter in their survey. QS founded in 1990, has offices in 50 countries.

Established in 1916, the CVM is one of the country’s largest veterinary colleges with a current enrollment of 531 doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) students.

“We are pleased to see the new rankings by QS,” said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the CVM. “The contributions our faculty, staff, and students are making in creating and nurturing healthier communities are incredible. Our college is committed to innovation, collaboration and excellence in education, research, and service and I am grateful to be involved in this exceptional college.”

Texas A&M, Cornell, the University of California-Davis, and the University of Pennsylvania are the only United States veterinary colleges to rank in the top 10 worldwide, with four other American veterinary programs listed in the top 20. The University of California-Davis is ranked as the top veterinary school in the world, followed by Cornell University. The University of Pennsylvania is ranked seventh. Veterinary colleges in Great Britain, Canada, and the Netherlands round out the top ten. Texas A&M is the only veterinary college in the SEC in the top 10.

To date, the CVM has awarded 7,829 DVM degrees. Its graduates include outstanding leaders within the profession, such as those who have served as presidents of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Specialty Organizations, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the World Veterinary Association, the World Equine Veterinary Association, and other national veterinary organizations. The college recently moved into it’s new $120 million Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex and celebrated its Centennial year. In partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife, the CVM operates the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex, a $33 million education and outreach facility, which represents Phase One of building for the $80 million Equine Initiative.

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This story by Megan Palsa was originally posted on the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences website.

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