The American Veterinary Medical Association is a national organization that grants accreditation to colleges offering degrees in the veterinary field. In addition to a list of accredited veterinary programs, their website also offers further information on professional development and types of careers in veterinary science.
Veterinary programs vary in duration of study and degree awarded, and students can often choose areas of special proficiency or concentration. Options include two-year and four-year undergraduate degree programs as well as a four-year postgraduate course for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. If already enrolled in college, the school's career counselors can assist prospective veterinary students in choosing a career path and finding a program that meets those needs.
In 2015, the US News & World Report published a ranking of all 28 veterinary medicine programs in the United States. The top five programs from that ranking are the University of California at Davis, Cornell University, Colorado State University, North Carolina State University and Ohio State University. If a person is interested in a veterinary technician program, as of 2015 there nearly 200 programs nationwide. A full list of accredited programs of this type can be found on the American Veterinary Medical Association website (AVMA.org).