The University of California, Davis once again came out on top in the annual QS World University Rankings released this week.

British firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is widely considered to be one of the most influential international university rankings providers. Last-year’s list also placed UC-Davis as the top veterinary school in the world.

QS rankings are based on reputational surveys and research citations. This year, QS evaluated 4,226 universities, qualifying 2,691 and ranking 945 institutions.

Cornell University’s vet school ranked number 2 on the list, and several other U.S. universities ranked highly against their international peers. Mont the top 25, after UC-Davis and Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania ranked number 4, Colorado State University,  Texas A&M University and Michigan State University ranked number 13, 14 and 15 respectively. North Carolina State University, at number 17, Ohio State University at number 22 and the University of Florida at number 24 rounded out the list of U.S. vet schools in the top 25.

“The people and programs of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine are dedicated to providing innovative and compassionate clinical care, making groundbreaking discoveries and teaching the next generation of leaders in veterinary medicine,” says Michael Lairmore, the school's dean since 2011. “This recognition is also a reflection of the dedication of our philanthropic partners who provide generous gifts that help fund novel research, improved facilities and student scholarships.”

UC Davis also came out among the top-ranked universities in agriculture and forestry for the fourth consecutive year, taking second place in the QS ranking. Also in the QS rankings, UC Davis was featured among the world’s elite institutions in 32 of the 42 subjects featured. Those subjects include environmental sciences, 13th; biological sciences, 31st; and earth and marine sciences, 34th. 

“The QS rankings reaffirm our international standing, and that our faculty and researchers are respected the world over for their work throughout the globe,” Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi says.

Find the complete list of top veterinary schools on the QS website

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