30 accredited Veterinary Schools in the US


Are you looking for vet school rankings and a list of veterinary schools? There are 30 accredited veterinary schools in the US and another 19 worldwide. Below you will find a current list as of 2020.

According to the AVMA, the veterinary school that you graduate from won’t have much of an effect on where you practice veterinary medicine or how much you can earn. How long does it take to become a veterinarian? This varies on what type of veterinarian you want to be.

Still, many pre-vet students want an answer to the questions below.

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What is the top vet school?

Vet schools can be ranked on the following factors: (and more)


-acceptance rate

-average GPA of accepted vet school students

-opportunities for professional development


-hands-on opportunities

-research opportunities


The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has been ranked as the top vet school by all three organizations that rank veterinary schools.

You also might be wondering who are the organizations that contribute to vet school rankings.

The three organizations that rank veterinary schools are the U.S. News & World Report,  Quacquarelli Symonds, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The fact that UC Davis School of veterinary medicine operates a world-renowned state of the art modern animal hospital, has helped contribute to its #1 held spot in all 3 vet school ranking reports.

Cornell University and UC Davis usually hold the top 2 spots year after year. The last time Cornell University vet school was ranked #1, was back in 2008.  You can expect the vet school rankings reports to come out every 4 years. The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Medicine in London also gets picked as one of the top 5 worldwide vet schools.


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Just remember that all veterinary schools that are accredited can be seen as “one of the best vet schools”. Just pick a school that makes sense financially. You will come out with a DVM degree, no matter what vet school you graduate from.