Highly rated veterinary schools include University of California - Davis, Cornell University, Colorado State University, North Carolina State University and Ohio State University. These schools are deemed the top five veterinary schools in the United States, according to a 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranking.
With a faculty of 211 faculty members as of 2015, Cornell University offers a four-year doctor of veterinary medicine degree program consisting of both classes and clinical rotations. Internships and residency programs are available for veterinary specializations.
The University of California - Davis facility has a faculty of 300 faculty members as of 2015, and offers a four-year doctor of veterinary medicine program, a master of preventative veterinary medicine program, and 17 other veterinary medicine-related graduate programs. The university also cares for over 48,000 animals each year at a teaching hospital and satellite clinics. A bachelor's degree is a prerequisite for admission to its doctor of veterinary medicine program.
Colorado State University allows veterinary students to combine studies in a doctorate, a master's degree in business administration or a master's degree in public health. The university's veterinary medicine program has an equine orthopedic research center and one of the world's largest animal cancer centers.
The University of Wisconsin - Madison, Texas A&M University - College Station, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and Tufts University are also highly recommended as veterinary schools. These schools are ranked from sixth to 10th in the United States, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranking.