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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine's vision is to lead veterinary training worldwide by creating an exemplary veterinary program, uniquely designed to graduate today’s practice-ready veterinarians and tomorrow’s leaders and discoverers.

The strategic plan supports refreshing the organizational hierarchy to reflect best practice at our benchmark veterinary schools, having clear governance, structure and management in all parts of RUSVM, and yet, through making strategic new appointments, retaining the business focus, agility and appetite for success of a private sector institution. There are two key elements: immediate needs—first, developing Ross Vet to maintain full American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation without substantial compliance issues – and second, driving RUSVM to a new level, above and beyond accreditation.


Ross Vet has developed this strategic vision and plan with input from faculty, staff and students through focus groups, surveys and strategy sessions. All faculty and staff, including clinical program leaders and the Dean’s Council, had the opportunity to contribute to the creation of the plan. Students provided input through semester meetings with the dean and focus groups with leaders of student government. In addition, both preclinical and clinical students participated by completing a twelve-question survey, with an overall response rate of 64.5%.


To make Ross Vet the first choice for the best potential students, whatever their background, through the success and reputation of our graduates.

Our Values

Our TEACH values shape how we work together to fulfill our promise to our students and each other.


We put the team first, appreciate diverse points of view, assume positive intent, collaborate and communicate openly.


We move quickly, learn from mistakes, build positive spirit and always look for a better way.


We take ownership and initiative, demonstrate courage as we speak up and act with integrity in all that we do.


We operate with a shared sense of responsibility and purpose, and enrich colleagues, students and the broader community we serve.


We serve students and each other with passion, respect and care.