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COLLINS VETERINARY COLLEGE, Nashville, Tennessee (1899-1899)

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY VETERINARY COLLEGE, Morgantown, West Virginia (1905-1912)

In 1905, a Veterinary College was established at West Virginia University, the land grant institution at Morgantown. By the time operations discontinued in 1912, only 4 graduate veterinarians had been produced. 

VETERINARY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1852-1866)

Philadelphia native Robert Jennings (d. 1893) gave lectures on veterinary medicine to students at several medical colleges in that city from 1846 to 1850. Several years later in 1852 along with two medical professors, he was the principal organizer of what is considered to be the first veterinary college in the United States. Few students enrolled and the number of graduates is unknown. It closed in 1866. 

BOSTON VETERINARY INSTITUTE, Boston, Massachusetts (1854-1860)

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NEW YORK COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SURGEONS, New York, New York (1857-1899)

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AMERICAN VETERINARY COLLEGE, New York, New York (1875-1899)

Through the leadership and efforts of Alexandre Liautard, MD, VS (1835-1918), a French veterinarian, the American Veterinary College was founded in April 1875 in New York City. By the time the school amalgamated with a reorganized New York College of Veterinary Surgeons to form the New York University-American Veterinary College in 1899, about 629 D.V.S. (Doctor of Veterinary Science) degrees had been awarded.

COLUMBIA VETERINARY COLLEGE, New York, New York (1877-1884)

Located in New York City, the Columbia Veterinary College was newly organized in 1878 largely with many faculty and students from the previous New York College of Veterinary Surgeons. When the school abruptly closed in 1884, its students matriculated with the American Veterinary College. In its nearly 6 years of operation, the Columbia Veterinary College awarded D.V.S. (Doctor of Veterinary Science) degrees to 80 graduates. 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY VETERINARY DEPARTMENT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1882-1902)

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CHICAGO VETERINARY COLLEGE, Chicago, Illinois (1883-1920)

Richard J. Withers. MD, VS, Joseph Hughes, MRCVS, and Austin H. Baker, VS organized the Chicago Veterinary College in 1883. Of all of the 26 early private American veterinary colleges, this private veterinary college graduated the largest number of veterinarians by awarding 2,320 D.V.S. (Doctor of Veterinary Science) degrees over its 37 year existence.

KANSAS CITY VETERINARY COLLEGE, Kansas City, Missouri (1891-1918)

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INDIANA VETERINARY COLLEGE, Indianapolis, Indiana (1892-1924)

The Indiana Veterinary College was founded by Dr. Louis A. Greiner (1854-1916) in 1892. During its "honorable" existence of more than 30 years until 1924, this private college in Indianapolis would grant V.S. degrees to 879 veterinarians, 

McKILLIP VETERINARY COLLEGE, Chicago, Illinois (1894-1920)

The McKillip Veterinary College was organized in Chicago in 1892 principally through the efforts of Matthew Harrison McKillip, MD. a physician and 1876 Ontario Veterinary College graduate. About 1212 graduates would receive M.D.V. (Medical Doctor Veterinary) degrees before the college suspended operation in 1920 after 28 years.

NATIONAL VETERINARY COLLEGE, Washington, DC (1892-1896)

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UNITED STATES COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SURGEONS, Washington, DC (1894-1927)

Charles Barnwell Robinson, VS (1859-1921) founded the United States College of Veterinary Surgeons in Washington DC at 222 C. Street NW in 1894. During its 33 years of successful operation, this private school would grant D.V.S. (Doctor of Veterinary Science) degrees to 419 veterinarians. When the school closed its door in June 1927, it was the last of the early private veterinary schools in the United States. 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. VETERINARY DEPARTMENT, San Francisco, California (1895-1899)

The Veterinary Department of the University of California was established in 1895 as one of four medical departments at San Francisco. Despite its high academic standards, only 10 graduates were awarded D.V.S. degrees before the school closed in 1899 due to lack of funding and few matriculating students. 

COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY VETERINARY DEPARTMENT, Washington, DC (1896-1898)

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QUEENS UNIVERSITY VETERINARY SCHOOL, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1895-1899)

In 1895, the Veterinary Department at Queens University at Kingston, Ontario was organized. When its doors were closed 4 years later in 1899, degrees had been awarded to 9 graduates.

GRAND RAPIDS MEDICAL COLLEGE, VETERINARY DEPARTMENT, Grand Rapids, Michican (1897-1918)

This department of the Grand Rapids Medical College was organized in 1897 by Dr. Leonard L. Conkey and Dr. Hugh Rutherford who had previously been connected with Detroit Veterinary College. By the time it closed in 1918, D.V.S. (Doctor of Veterinary Science) degrees had been awarded to about 572 graduates. 

SAN FRANCISCO VETERINARY COLLEGE, San Francisco, Califorina (1899-1918)

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ST. JOSEPH VETERINARY COLLEGE, St. Joseph, Missouri (1905-1923)

The St. Joseph Veterinary College was founded in Missouri in 1905. Due to noble efforts by its president Dr. R. C. Moore, it would remain in operation for about 18 years before closing in 1923. The school produced 423 graduates. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, Washington, DC (1908-1918)

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TERRE HAUTE VETERINARY COLLEGE, Terre Haute, Indiana (1909-1918)

Organized at Terre Haute, Indiana in 1906, this school would graduate 146 veterinarians before closing in 1918.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York State Veterinary College, New York, New York (1913-1922)

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MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, Waltham, Massachusetts (1938-1947)

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