The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree is awarded upon successful completion of the Preclinical Curriculum and the Clinical Training Curriculum.
- The Preclinical Curriculum consists of 126 semester credit hours of specifically prescribed course work. A credit hour for the RUSVM Pre-clinical Curriculum is equal to one hour of instructional time and two hours of supplementary time. During the Clinical Training Curriculum, one credit hour equals one week of instructional time.
- The Clinical Curriculum consists of three semesters of clinical training at an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine in the US, Canada, Ireland or Australia that is affiliated with RUSVM. Students should complete the curriculum in 10 semesters.
- The first seven semesters are at RUSVM’s St. Kitts campus. The last three semesters are completed at an AVMA-accredited school or college of veterinary medicine.
- RUSVM also offers a one semester Vet Prep program for students who may benefit from specific courses that will enhance the likelihood of their success in veterinary school.
Spring Semester 2017
Fall Semester 2016
Summer Semester 2016
Spring Semester 2016
Courses & Course Directors
Semester Course No. Course Title Course Director One VMI 5102 Veterinary Professional Foundations I Dr. Elpida Artemiou One VMI 5112 Essential Veterinary Skills A Dr. Stacy Tela One VMS 5111 Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology Dr. Pompei Bolfa One VMA 5113 Gross Anatomy I Dr. Irina Irimescu One VMA 5114 Principles of Infectious Diseases Dr. Patrick Butaye One VPP 5123 Physiology I Dr. Don Bergfelt One VMR 5132 Principles of Veterinary Research Dr. A. Lee Willingham Semester Course No. Course Title Course Director Two VMI 5212 Essential Veterinary Skills B Dr. Mary Mauldin Pereira Two VMA 5216 Gross Anatomy II Dr. Cathy Sparks Two VPP 5223 Physiology II Dr. Don Bergfelt
Two VMP 5253 Immunology Dr. Nino-Fong Two VMP 5265 Parasitology Dr. Jennifer Ketzis Two VMP 5252 Case-Based Studies I Dr. Chaoqun Yao Semester Course No. Course Title Course Director Three VMI 5312 Essential Veterinary Skills C Dr. Elpida Artemiou Three VPP 5332 Pharmacology I Dr. Pam Boutilier Three VPA 5341 Pathology I Dr. Michelle Dennis Three VMP 5351 Bacteriology and Mycology Dr. Sreekumari Rajeev Three VPP 5355 Virology Dr. Souvik Ghosh Semester Course No. Course Title Course Director Four VMI 5412 Essential Veterinary Skills D Dr. Erik Peterson Four VMP 5452 Case-Based Studies III Dr. Saundra Sample Four VPA 5443 Pathology II Dr. Oscar Illanes
Four VPA 5448 Clinical Pathology Dr. Mary Anna Thrall Four VPP 5431 Applied Animal Nutrition Dr. Andre de Almeida Four VMS 5475 Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology Dr. Darryn Knobel Semester Course No. Course Title Course Director Five VMI 5512 Essential Veterinary Skills E Dr. Kathy Yvorchuk-St. Jean Five VPP 5538 Toxicology Dr. Ibrahim Shokry Five VMP 5552 Case-Based Studies IV Dr. Luis Cruz-Martinez Five VMS 5573 Diagnostic Imaging Dr. Wencke du Plessis Five VMS 5577 Anesthesiology Dr. Jill Maney Five VMS 5585 Small Animal Medicine I Dr. Patrick Kelly Semester
Course No. Course Title Course Director Six VMS 5698 Special Species Medicine Dr. Luis Cruz-Martinez Six VMS 5649 Small Animal Surgery Dr. Jennifer Huck Six VMS 5650 Surgery Laboratory I Dr. Larry Betance Six VMS 5687 Small Animal Medicine II Dr. Jevan Christie Six VMS5690 Large Animal Medicine I
Dr. Kathy Yvorchuk-St. Jean Semester
Course No. Course Title Course Director Seven VMS 5775 Theriogenology Dr. Hilari French Seven VMS 5783 Introduction to Clinics Dr. Larry Betance Seven VMS 5793 Large Animal Medicine II Dr. Charles Wallace Seven VMS 5795 Large Animal Surgery
Dr. Erika Little Seven VMS 5796 Surgery Laboratory II Dr. Erika Little Seven VMI 5704 Veterinary Professional Foundations II Dr. Elpida Artemiou