Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine Ranked as One of Nation’s Best by US News and World Report

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked as the number 11 veterinary program in the nation in the newly released 2023 edition of U.S. News and World Report Graduate Program Rankings. The magazine last rated veterinary medicine programs in 2019 when Auburn was listed in a tie with Iowa State University and Washington State University for the number 14 spot.

The U. S. News Best Veterinary Schools rankings are based solely on a 5-point peer assessment score from reputation surveys sent to veterinary academics, conducted in fall 2022 and numerically ranked from highest to lowest based on score. The nation’s accredited veterinary programs are ranked by the publication every three years.

The veterinary program ratings were part of new rankings in seven disciplines —Public Affairs, Public Health, Health Care Management, Physician Assistant (Physician Associate), Rehabilitation Counseling, Veterinary Medicine and Computer Science. Several of Auburn University’s other programs in those areas were also ranked in the nation’s top 100.

Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine is the first veterinary program established in the Southeast, with its origins dating back to the arrival of Dr. Charles Allen Cary as the university’s first veterinary professor in 1892. Cary was one of the earliest pioneers of the One Health concept, which emphasizes the links and interrelationships between animal and human health. Cary also established a novel veterinary curriculum that offered an exceptional student experience, which produced practice-ready graduates. Those concepts continue to be at the core of the Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine mission today.

“Our continued climb in the latest U.S. News rankings is yet another validation of the hard work and high quality of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s faculty, staff and students,” said Dean Calvin Johnson of the announcement. “We are proud to be ranked among the nation’s best, but equally determined to aggressively pursue excellence through our strategic plan. We will continue to seek even more improvement in the years ahead.”