Texas A&M University and Sul Ross State University are among the top veterinary schools in Texas. The institutions offer doctorate and bachelor’s programs in veterinary medicine respectively, unlike most veterinary colleges in Texas that offer certificate programs.
Located at College Station, the Texas A&M University veterinary programs include degrees in veterinary pathobiology and animal clinical sciences. Quacquarelli Symonds, an educational service firm, ranked the Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences number six in the world and number three in the United States. The 2015's Quacquarelli Symonds survey highlighted employer reputation, academic reputation and academic citations in research papers. Additionally, the Texas A&M University was the seventh best veterinary school nationally in 2015 according to the U.S. News education ranking. Texas A&M University had a score of 3.6 out of 5 based on surveys conducted on peer institutions.
In 2015, Affordableschools.net ranked Sul Ross State University among the top 30 attractive, yet affordable, colleges in the United States. Located on a mountain town, the institution is adjacent to three national parks and three state parks. Sul Ross State University is an Alpine based public university offering among other programs, a Bachelor of Science program in pre-veterinary medicine. The four-year program prepares candidates for entrance into the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary College.