|Know someone who's searching for the right veterinary school? Ithaca, N.Y., may be the place to start according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” The report gathered surveys sent to deans, administrators, and faculty members at schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine came out on top.
Eleven schools earned a place among ranks on through 10 this year. Here’s a complete look at the top picks from U.S. News and World Report:
|1. Cornell University
Cornell's veterinary teaching program dates from the opening of the University in 1868, and the first DVM degree in the United States was granted in 1876 to Daniel Salmon, the discoverer of Salmonella, at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Occupying a unique position within the SUNY system as a relatively small medical college that operates a teaching hospital and full-service diagnostic center within its budget, today the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is consistently ranked among the best in the nation and enjoys an international reputation as a global leader in veterinary medical education, animal health, biomedical research, and public health. The comprehensive nature of Cornell facilitates the education of veterinary professionals in basic and applied biological and medical sciences, and prepares students for careers in veterinary medical practice in any species, basic or applied research, public health, and/or in animal health public policy.
Under the leadership of Michael I. Kotlikoff, who was appointed the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, the mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine is to advance animal and human health through education, research, and public service. The College houses the departments of Clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Molecular Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology as well as the Cornell Feline Health Center and the Baker Institute for Animal Health. The college's success is grounded in both the historic contributions of college faculty and alumni and the aggregate strength of its programs.
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