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Wow, it has been a very busy first year and a half here at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and I have really enjoyed getting to know the RUSVM alumni community.

One common theme that emerged during my time here is how deeply committed RUSVM students and alumni are to giving back, how adept they are to overcoming near impossible obstacles, and persevering through just about any situation. It speaks to the basic characteristics that all of you share: compassion, focus, passion for your field, and drive!

As our alumni family continues to grow and be ever more engaged, all of us at RUSVM are working hard to offer you the forums and structure that allow for greater volunteerism and engagement. A great deal of focus has shifted to forming regional chapters across the country, providing more opportunities to assist with enrollment events, new initiatives that allow for interacting with current students, and social events/gatherings all across the country to keep you all connected.

We are on the road to greater alumni engagement, but we can always use more alumni chapter leaders, volunteers, and class agents. Please visit our website or social media pages to hear more about each of these ever growing initiatives. You are also welcome to reach out to me directly any time via phone (732) 509-4667 or by email stephendesalvo@rossu.edu. Hope to see you soon at one of our many upcoming events!

Warm Regards, 

Stephen J. DeSalvo

Once you become a vet, everyone knows you as a vet—people will instantly open up to you as someone who may be able to give some guidance. I’m impressed by how powerful it is as a title. It’s such a powerful statement to say, ‘I’m a veterinarian.’

- Krista Keller, DVM, Dipl, ACZM (’10)

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The Mission of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations Department is to foster a robust community of active alumni through encouraging lifelong relationships with each other and with RUSVM.

Incorporating alumni in the life of the University, eliciting a sense of institutional pride and enhancing the perceived value of a RUSVM degree. We aspire to be the primary provider of the life long experience by connecting alumni, students, faculty, and staff in valuable and meaningful ways. 

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