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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.