As of 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of California, Davis as the top veterinary college in the United States. Cornell University, Colorado State University, North Carolina State University and Ohio State University also topped the magazine's list of veterinary colleges.
The School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis boasts a high ranking due to its phenomenal research conducted by its faculty, students and alumni. The college has approximately 500 students who care for over 48,000 animals each year. In 2014, the United States Agency for International Development awarded the school a $100 million grant to monitor pathogens and improve global health in 20 countries.
Cornell University is a leader in veterinary medicine. By 2017, Cornell plans to open e-learning centers, study rooms and cafeterias in its tutorial and student surgery areas of the campus. Students interested in equine sciences may prefer this university to others, as it boasts a strong faculty that specializes in equine health care.
Students looking for a degree in both veterinary medicine and public health should consider the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. The teaching hospital admits approximately 135 students per year and treats over 35,000 animals annually. The school has equine and raptor centers.