The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine was honored in late June with a state resolution acknowledging its recent ranking as the top veterinary school in the world. Specifically, the school was ranked best in the nation for veterinary medical teaching, research and service by U.S. News and World Report and No. 1 in the world by QS World University Rankings.
“This resolution means a lot because it recognizes the faculty, the staff and the students who have done so much hard work built upon the history of helping animals, people and the environment. We really greatly appreciate the resolution which recognizes the excellence here within the School of Veterinary Medicine and all throughout U.C. Davis.” said Michael D. Lairmore, DVM, Ph.D., dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis. presented the resolution.
“UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has long been a leader in providing exceptional education to its students.” Dodd said. “The top national and international rankings recognize the outstanding work of the students, faculty and staff in helping animals and continuing to advance veterinary medicine.”
“Congratulations to Dean Lairmore, the faculty, staff and students of the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine,” Wolk said. “Earning the number one ranking for veterinary medical teaching, research and public service is a testament to the passion, dedication and skill that they bring daily to their work. Their commitment to excellence first impacts the clients, patients and students who benefit from the UCD teaching hospital and extends to the nation and the world through their graduates and research.”
U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1946. It currently teaches more than 500 doctorate and 170 graduate students.