Some good colleges with veterinary programs are University of California at Davis, Cornell University, Colorado State University, North Carolina State University and Ohio State University. These schools ranked among the best in the United States in 2015, notes U.S. News & World Report.
One of the highest ranked schools is the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California at Davis. The school offers a 4-year program leading to a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Students begin by taking a broad range of courses in the field. From there, they can choose to specialize in a specific area, such as equine, large animal, small animal, livestock or mixed animal practice.
Other highly ranked schools of veterinary medicine, as of 2015, include the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Texas A&M University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Tufts University and University of Georgia, states U.S. News & World Report. Several schools have specialized programs. For example, Texas A&M University has a department of veterinary integrative biosciences while the University of Pennsylvania has a separate campus designated for large animal veterinary studies. Students interested in international veterinary programs can consider Michigan State University. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers a dual degree program where students can receive a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Master of Public Health. Students can choose from six different veterinary fields at North Carolina State University.