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UC Davis vet school tops U.S. News ranking

Fourth-year student, Cecily Bonadio, is greeted by “Skippy” after an exam at the small animal clinic at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, May 11, 2010.
Fourth-year student, Cecily Bonadio, is greeted by “Skippy” after an exam at the small animal clinic at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, May 11, 2010. lsterling@sacbee.com

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine ranks first among the nation’s veterinary schools, U.S. News & World Report announced Tuesday in its 2016 graduate school rankings.

The veterinary school in 2011 ranked No. 2 in the nation, the last time the publication evaluated veterinary programs.

The veterinary school operates a teaching hospital at UC Davis and satellite clinics in San Diego and Tulare. The school cares for more than 48,000 animal patients each year and teaches more than 500 veterinary students in addition to residents and graduate students.

UC Davis School of Medicine’s primary care program ranked 19th nationally.

Other UC Davis performers included the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing for its master’s-degree nursing programs (No. 43); the School of Law (No. 31); the School of Education (No. 38); the College of Engineering (No. 33); and the Graduate School of Management (No. 48).

Though U.S. News rankings have drawn criticism, they are followed closely each year by academics and professionals, particularly in fields like management and law where employers value institutional prestige.

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