Last Updated on December 30, 2021
Veterinarians provide care for animals of all types. These professionals treat illnesses and injuries, perform surgeries, and advise owners on best practices for animal care. Many veterinarians also play an important role in public health, working to ensure the safety of farm animals that serve as food sources and applying veterinary research to human and animal health issues.
Veterinarians earn competitive salaries, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects careers in the field to grow 16% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the national average for all occupations. Veterinarians need a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) to enter licensed practice. DVM programs take four years to complete and require knowledge in biology, along with strong clinical and communication skills.
Top 10 Best Veterinary Schools and Programs 2021
|1||University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia, PA|
|2||Cornell University||Ithaca, NY|
|3||Purdue University-Main Campus||West Lafayette, IN|
|4||Tufts University||Medford, MA|
|5||University of Wisconsin-Madison||Madison, WI|
|6||University of Georgia||Athens, GA|
|7||North Carolina State University at Raleigh||Raleigh, NC|
|8||University of Florida||Gainesville, FL|
|9||University of Maryland-College Park||College Park, MD|
|10||University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||Minneapolis, MN|