PAST VETERINARY COLLEGES in UNITED STATES and CANADA

The first veterinary colleges in the United States and Canada were established after 1850. Many were private, proprietary colleges located in cities for the primary purpose of producing veterinarians to care for urban working horses. For various reasons, all of the early private schools were closed by 1927. Nearly all of the US veterinary colleges currently in existence began on campuses of land-grant universities. 

List of "Former Veterinary Medical Institutions in the United States" from AVMA Membership Directory and Resource Manual (2008)

Private veterinary colleges in the United States, 1852-1927, by Everett B. Miller. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 1981 Mar 15;178(6):583-593. (provided with permission from the AVMA)

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History and Background of Some Past Veterinary Colleges

1852-1866

Veterinary College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1855-1860

Boston Veterinary Institute

Boston, Massachusetts

1857-1899

1866-1889

Montreal Veterinary College

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1875-1899

American Veterinary College

New York, New York

1881-1890

Northwestern Veterinary College

Minneapolis, Minnesota

1882-1902

Harvard University Veterinary Department

Cambridge, Massachusetts

1883-1920

Chicago Veterinary College

Chicago, Illinois

1885-1894

College of Veterinary Medicine of Montreal

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1886-1894

Veterinary College of Quebec

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

1888-1891

University of South Carolina, Veterinary Medicine Division

Columbia, South Carolina

1889-1903

Faculty of Comparative Medicine, McGill University

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1889-1891

Baltimore University School of Veterinary Science

Baltimore, Maryland

1890-1899

Detroit College of Medicine, Veterinary Department

Detroit, Michigan

1890-1894

Iowa Veterinary College

Des Moines, Iowa

1890-1892

University of Minnesota, Department of Veterinary Science

St. Paul, Minnesota

1891-1918

Kansas City Veterinary College

Kansas City, Missouri

1891-1896

Ohio Veterinary College

Cincinnati, Ohio

1892-1924

Indiana Veterinary College

Indianapolis, Indiana

1894-1920

McKillip Veterinary College

Chicago, Illinois

1892-1896

National Veterinary College

Washington, District of Columbia

1894-1927

United States College of Veterinary Surgeons

Washington, District of Columbia

1895-1899

1895-1899

Queens University Veterinary School

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

1896-1898

Columbian University Veterinary Department

Washington, District of Columbia

1897-1918

Grand  Rapids Veterinary College

Grand Rapids, Michigan

1897-1908

Western Veterinary College

Kansas City, Missouri

1899-1918

San Francisco Veterinary College

San Francisco, California

1900-1920

Cincinnati Veterinary College

Cincinnati, Ohio

1902-1906

University Veterinary College

Kansas City, Missouri

1905-1923

St. Joseph Veterinary College

St. Joseph, Missouri

1905-1912

West Virginia University Veterinary Department

Morgantown, West Virginia

1908-1918

1909-1918

Terre Haute Veterinary College

Terre Haute, Indiana

1909-1916

Southwestern Veterinary College

Dallas, Texas

1913-1921

Arkansas Veterinary College

Fayetteville, Arkansas

1918-1933

University of Georgia Division of Veterinary Medicine

Athens, Georgia