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Top Universities for Veterinary Science in 2019

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For those wishing to pursue a career in veterinary science, the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject has now been released, allowing veterinary science enthusiasts to draw side-by-side comparisons of the world’s current 50 best universities for the subject.

Read on for a region-by-region comparison of this year’s top veterinary schools, including a brief overview of the global top 10; alternatively, click here for the full veterinary science ranking table.

Top 10 Veterinary Schools in the World

Based on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Rank

Name of Institution

Location

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2

3

4

UK

5

US

6

UK

7

8

US

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UK

Top universities for veterinary science in the US & Canada

The North American region is currently home to almost half (21) of the world’s top veterinary schools this year. 18 of these are based in the US, while Canada claims just three, led by the University of Guelph, in the top 10 above.

In addition to its three institutions ranked within the top 10, the US is also home to four more veterinary schools in the global top 20 – with Michigan University maintaining 11th place, followed by the University of Minnesota which moved up an impressive nine places to rank joint 13th. Although the University of Pennsylvania and Texas A&M University are no longer in the top 10, they continue to do rather well, at 18th and 20th place, respectively.

Top universities for veterinary science in Europe

In Europe, the UK is home to seven veterinary schools, three of which are in the top 10. A further two UK universities are in the global top 20 for the subject, including the University of Glasgow (ranked 12th) and the University of Bristol (19th).

The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain claim two entrants each; one institution in the Netherlands sits in the top 10, while Wageningen University makes the top 20, in joint 15th place. Belgium’s top vet school, the University of Ghent, climbed four places to now rank joint 13th, while Germany and Spain both claim their best performers in the mid-range of the veterinary science ranking – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (25th) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (30th).

With just one ranked veterinary school each, are Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Italy, and new entrant Finland, with the University of Helsinki, which places 110th in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Of all these locations, Denmark claims top spot, with the University of Copenhagen moving up four places to now rank joint 15th. Switzerland’s Vetsuisse Faculty Bern and Zurich also made an impressive improvement in the veterinary science ranking this year, climbing seven places to rank 21st. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences follows in 22nd place, as well as Ireland’s University College Dublin (UCD) at joint 26th, Austria’s University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (31st) and Italy’s Università degli Studi di Milano (48th).

Top universities for veterinary science in Australia & New Zealand

Australia is home to four top universities for veterinary science, with its best performer, the University of Sydney, ranking in the top 10 this year after rising two spots in the veterinary science ranking. It’s followed by the University of Melbourne in 17th place, and the University of Queensland (UQ) which climbed five places in the ranking this year, now claiming 33rd place. Australia’s new entrant this year, the University of Adelaide, is a notable institution overall, ranking 114th in the current QS World University Rankings.

New Zealand is home to just one top veterinary science school – Massey University, which dropped six spots to now rank at 29th.

Top veterinary schools in the rest of the world

Elsewhere in the world, Japan and South Africa are the only other locations with entrants in the veterinary science ranking this year, with Japan’s University of Tokyo and South Africa’s new entrant, the University of Pretoria, both sharing 43rd place.

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Written by Belkis Megraoui
The Online Content Writer of TopUniversities.com, Belkis pitches and publishes articles for students and graduates across the globe and has a zeal for history and a natural flair for the arts and sports. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language & Communication with Journalism from the University of Hertfordshire and is a native speaker of the Arabic language.

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