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UC Davis Ranked #1 Veterinary School in United States
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March 3, 2015
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce it has been ranked the
#1 veterinary school in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Home to a robust $74 million research program—30 percent of which is funded by the National Institutes of Health—the school has proven to be the strongest leader in veterinary medical education. UC Davis has built a DVM curriculum on sound educational theory, which is designed and delivered by eminent faculty who serve as leaders in their fields. Additionally, the school’s residency training program is the largest of any veterinary school in the country, and more than 170 graduate students pursue advanced science training at the school.
“The recognition of the pre-eminent position of our school reflects the excellence of our
faculty, staff, and students who serve the citizens of California and our global society,
advancing the health of animals, people, and the environment,” said Michael Lairmore, dean
of the school.
Through an extensive teaching hospital in Davis, and satellite clinics in Tulare and San Diego,
the school provides services throughout the state, with training for residents and students in 34
specialty disciplines. Seeing more than 48,000 patients a year, UC Davis’ Veterinary Medical
Teaching Hospital provides state-of-the-art clinical care while serving as a primary clinical
UC Davis’ unique One Health approach recognizes the inextricable link between animals,
people and the environment. Faculty members collaborate with colleagues across the school,
in multiple schools/colleges on the UC Davis campus and with national and international
institutions to solve society’s most pressing health issues. The recent USAID $100 million
grant for the second phase of the PREDICT project based at the school is an example of the
highly collaborative and far reaching impacts of this approach. With programs in more than
20 countries, this global consortium is conducting pathogen surveillance, viral discovery and
strengthening global health capacity.
The school’s cadre of faculty, staff, students, and alumni are advancing health through their
research endeavors, clinical patient care, educational pursuits, outreach and public service
locally and globally. This national recognition and #1 ranking is a testament to the school’s
community, its irrepressible dedication and energy, and high standards for excellence in
leading veterinary medicine and advancing societal needs.