OVC ranked No. 5 worldwide for veterinary science

Ontario Veterinary College also nabbed the top spot in Canada

For the second year in a row, the University of Guelph’s (U of G’s) Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed fifth on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2021 World University Rankings. Photo courtesy OVCBudding Canadian professionals looking for the best veterinary education might not need to travel too far from home.

For the second year in a row, the University of Guelph’s (U of G’s) Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed fifth on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2021 World University Rankings of veterinary schools.

Additionally, OVC nabbed the top spot in Canada and third in North America.

“This ranking is a welcomed recognition of the world-class research and teaching happening here at the Ontario Veterinary College to improve the health of animals, people, and the environment,” says the college’s dean, Jeffrey Wichtel, B.VSc., PhD, ACT.

The QS ranking methodology focuses on academic reputation, research impact, and the desirability of graduates by employers, OVC says. The college has consistently been named a ‘top 10’ university since the rankings first introduced veterinary science in 2015.

After OVC, the University of Calgary (UCalgary) was the highest-ranked Canadian school in veterinary sciences, placing 42nd out of 50.

For the complete rankings, click here.

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