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Ross Vet Accreditation


What Accreditation Means For You

Accreditation is the process that Ross Vet and other institutions of higher education undergo to confirm it meets the most rigorous and strictest educational standards. Accreditation is earned through private accrediting organizations or nongovernmental organizations created specifically to review higher education institutions and programs.  If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the agency.

Ross Vet accreditation is granted through multiple accrediting bodies for all of our programming.

MEETING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS FOR VETERINARY EDUCATION

AVMA COE Accreditation

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine confers a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE), 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Tel: 800.248.2862. For more information please visit https://www.avma.org/education/accreditation-veterinary-colleges.

The next Ross University vet school accreditation comprehensive evaluation will occur in 2025.

ST. KITTS ACCREDITATION

 

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board, Ministry of Education to confer the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), and Master of Science (MSc) on its students who successfully complete the course of study.

The status of accreditation was renewed following the submission of a self-study report and a site visit for a period of five years, effective July 1, 2017. About the St. Kitts-Nevis Accreditation Board.

NORTH AMERICAN VETERINARY LICENSURE EXAMINATION

The North American Veterinary Licensing Exam® (NAVLE) is required for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in North America. Senior students and recent graduates must pass the NAVLE to gain licensure. The American Veterinary Medical Association® - Council on Education (AVMA-COE) requires a minimum pass rate of 80% for the institution to maintain full accreditation and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine students have consistently exceeded this standard. Shown to the left are the pass rate percentages for Ross Vet graduates over the last five years.
 In May 2018, the AVMA-COE approved Ross Vet to update how this rate is calculated. This updated rate allows for a more equitable comparison of the RUSVM rate to other schools given its unique academic calendar, which is designed to best meet the needs of our students. It excludes first-time test-takers in the April exam cycle, which other schools rarely have because the outcomes of repeat attempts are not available. To view pass rates reported before use of the updated calculation, please click here.

 

ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE NAVLE® PASS RATE

Year AVMA COE PASS RATE
2019-2020 80.63%
2018-2019 88.01%
2017-2018 81.69%
2016-2017 83.40%
2015-2016 86.23%
2014-2015 89.78%

*2020 was an unusual year due to COVID-19.  While testing centers functioned as usual in the Fall 2019, most testing centers were closed for some or all of the Spring 2020 testing window. An unusually high number (28%) of RUSVM students did not repeat the examination in the April window after failing to pass on their first attempt in the Fall. We believe this disrupted journey had a considerable impact on the percentage of students who passed the exam in 2019-20, as we would have achieved an 87% pass rate if the students that did not repeat did so and passed at typical rates.

Current or prospective students may obtain or review copies of the documents describing Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Ross Vet) accreditation, approval, and/or licensing and its programs through the links on this website or upon request by emailing news@rossvet.edu.kn.

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