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A recent survey analyzing veterinary schools across globe ranked the vet school at Texas A&M as the sixth in the world and third in the nation. (Whoop!)
Of the seventeen countries ranked, only three vet schools in the US placed in the top ten; two of which received the top spots: University of California-Davis followed by Cornell University. University of London’s Royal Veterinary College came in third, then Canada’s University of Guelph, and Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Within the top twenty, ten were awarded to US vet schools.
The rankings were conducted by the worldwide educational services firm, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), and were based upon several factors. They used numerous well-respected university data sources that, some including academic reputation, academic citations in research papers, and employer reputation.
The vet school at A&M is the only veterinary school in the great state of Texas, and is one of the largest in the country with it’s 527 currently enrolled students. 7,100 DVM degrees have been awarded, with it’s graduates becoming leaders in the profession and serving on the boards of national and international veterinary organizations.
What’s on the horizon for the Vet School? Recently, the College of Veterinary Medicine had the grand opening of the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex, the $33 million education and outreach facility which is the first phase of the Equine Initiative Complex. Also, ground was recently broke on a new $120 million Veterinary and Biomedical Education Complex, which is planned to be completed May 2016.
Texas A&M's vet school is reknowned for being leaders in medicine and research. What this success means for the community is not only peace of mind for convenient access to excellent care for their pets, but also growing opportunities for the school and the people that call Bryan-College Station home. It's exciting to see what's around the corner for Aggieland!
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