Photo gallery: The top 10 veterinary schools in America (part 3)

Mar 18, 2011
By staff
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3. (tie) Colorado State University

Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences boasts one of the nation’s most prestigious professional veterinary medical programs, as well as a vibrant research community that receives more federal funding than any other school of veterinary medicine in the United States. With each graduating class size averaging about 135 students, the student to faculty ratio is 4:8. Admission into the college is highly competitive with more than 1,600 applications annually to the DVM program. CSU’s DVM students represent a diverse cross-section of the national population and attend the largest regional veterinary program in the world. Students can enhance their DVM education through specially designed combined degree programs that allow for concurrent work on a doctorate, Master in Business Administration, or Master in Public Health. CSU is home to the largest Animal Cancer Center in the world, an internationally renowned equine orthopedic research center, a diagnostic medicine program that is part of a national monitoring system for emerging infectious diseases, and a sponsored summer research jobs program. CSU is a leader in the fields of animal cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, pain management, and scientifically sound complementary medicine. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides routine, specialized and emergency care for more than 24,500 small animals each year, with faculty members, a highly trained technical staff, and students providing quality veterinary services to patients.

"Colorado State continues to set standards of excellence in veterinary medical programs, with internationally-recognized research and clinical programs, as well as a world-class hospital. Our faculty and staff provide an exceptional education to future veterinarians, consistently strive to improve the health of all animals, and translate veterinary medicine breakthroughs into human therapies" says Dr. Lance Perryman, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. "This ranking also reflects our commitment to meeting the health needs of animals as well as societies here and abroad. In addition, this achievement echoes the determination and devotion that our graduate students give to the program."

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