Where Are the Veterinary Schools in the United States?


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Most U.S. veterinary schools are located in the Mid-West, Eastern Seaboard and Southern United States. The West Coast has approximately six programs. The Association of American Veterinarian Medical Colleges provides a map of associated schools of veterinary medicine on its website.

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On the West Coast, schools of veterinary medicine can be found in California, Oregon and Washington. On the East Coast, vet schools can be found in every state except South Carolina, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and West Virginia. Across the Mid-West, schools can be found as far west as Wyoming and Colorado. On the other hand, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico do not have veterinary schools. Arkansas also does not have a school of veterinary medicine.

As the American Veterinary Medical Association is responsible for accrediting veterinary schools, the AVMA website provides a list of accredited schools. The Association of American Veterinarian Medical Colleges also provides important information about the locations of schools of veterinary medicine. In total, there are 28 schools of veterinary medicine in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report provides a ranking of all 28 schools in the United States, listing UC Davis as number one.

For students open to an international veterinary education, there are international schools of veterinary medicine associated with the AAVMC in Canada, Mexico and the West Indies.

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