UC Davis scores top marks in veterinary scienceThe California school has been named the No. 1 veterinary college in North America and second-best in the world March 23, 2023 Photo courtesy UC Davis Budding animal health professionals looking for the best veterinary education might not need to travel too far from home. Five American veterinary colleges have landed in the top 10 for the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, with University of California, Davis (UC Davis) securing the second-place spot for the third year in a row. “The rankings shine a spotlight on UC Davis for its leadership in veterinary science and also demonstrate the excellent education and research the campus provides across the academic fields,” says the school’s chancellor, Gary S. May. Other U.S. institutions to land in the top 10 for veterinary science include Cornell University (No. 3), Colorado State University (No. 7), the University of Pennsylvania (No. 9), and The Ohio State University (No. 10). Additionally, the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, ranked No. 6. The QS ranking methodology considers a school’s reputation among academics; reputation among employers; the citations and impact of academic papers from a university; and the diversity of a university’s international research network, UC Davis reports. In all, the 2023 rankings analyzed programs at 1,594 universities across the world. For the complete rankings, click here.