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DVM Program

Providing determined and passionate students with the opportunity to become veterinarians


Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program that is designed to prepare our graduates for rewarding careers. 

RUSVM’s exciting international location can be an adventure, if you want it to be. It can be an opportunity to focus on tropical veterinary medicine, conservation of endangered species, preservation of ecosystems, zoonotic diseases and how they affect livestock, and much more. Our unique environment will challenge you to become engaged, compassionate, and ready to make a difference in the ever-changing landscape of animal health.

Facts About Our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program
  • The preclinical curriculum takes place in St. Kitts and consists of seven semesters (130 semester credit hours) of specifically prescribed course work.
  • Students may then begin the final three semesters (consisting of semester 8,9, and 10 – minimum of 45 weeks) of clinical training at one of our affiliated American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-accredited schools of veterinary medicine in the US, Canada, or other international locations.
  • After completing clinical training, students are then eligible to apply and test for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the US.

In addition, our students have the opportunity to undertake combined DVM/Master of Science (MSc) by Research degree programs, combining veterinary education with postgraduate level research training. Two tracks are available, integrated and intercalated.*


Once you become 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)

OUR DVM PROGRAM GUIDE

Download a digital copy of our DVM program guide to get an overview of what you can expect to learn as a DVM student. 

*The MSc by Research degree program is not Title IV eligible.

Important Dates

Events & Deadlines
April 20 Spring Semester Ends
May 08 Summer Semester Starts
May 08 Summer White Coat Ceremony