MEETING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS FOR VETERINARY EDUCATION
Dr. Mary Mauldin Pereira
P.O. Box 334
Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
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Ross Vet Accreditation
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.
AVMA COE ACCREDITATION RESOURCES
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.
AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (AAHA) ACCREDITATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine's (RUSVM) Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA, www.aaha.org). The clinic provides a range of medical and surgical services for small animals, including preventive care and emergency medicine.
Ross University vet school’s initial accreditation was granted in July 2010.
American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine's (RUSVM) Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC, www.aaalac.org) as a school. The accreditation focuses on animals used in teaching and research environments.
Ross Vet received full accreditation on July 16, 2019, from AAALAC International, an organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNSELING SERVICES, INC. (IACS) ACCREDITATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine's Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS, www.iacsinc.org).
U.S. STATE-LEVEL RECOGNITION
Iowa: Ross Vet’s DVM program is registered by the Iowa Student Aid Commission located at 475 SW 5th St., Suite D, Des Moines IA 50309.
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|
*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.