College hits Top 10 in latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

By Sarah Carey

Jumping five spots, more than any other college listed, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine rose to the Top Ten in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent national rankings of veterinary medical colleges this year, coming in at No. 9.

“These new rankings reflect amazing success in our ongoing pursuit of preeminence across the mission: teaching, research and clinical service,” said the college’s dean, Dr. James W. Lloyd, in a statement. “Without a doubt, our success is squarely rooted in the incredible hard work, dedication, creativity, scholarship and unwavering commitment to quality of our faculty, staff, and students. The growth and positive momentum we are experiencing is indeed remarkable.”

Among all public institutions in this ranking, the UF Small Animal Hospitals now boast the third-highest companion animal caseload, the dean said.

“Our research enterprise is now among the leaders in NIH funding, and our D.V.M. degree is among the most highly sought after as reflected by the ever-increasing size, strength and diversity of our applicant pool,” Lloyd added. “At the same time, we’ve made a conscious, concerted effort to let people know about the good things going on at the University of Florida, and we still have a lot of great stories to tell.”

 

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