Two veterinarian students petting a cow
Two veterinarians with a cow

Find out Why Students Choose Ross Vet


There’s no place on earth quite like it.

ENVISION YOUR FUTURE WITH YOUR DVM DEGREE

Learn. Grow. Transform.

As the only AVMA-accredited DVM Program offering three flexible start dates, Ross Vet attracts hard-working, passionate future veterinarians from around the world.

Care for rescued sea turtles. Track vervet monkeys with GPS. Study and envision coral reef conservation policies — the future is yours. Come to Ross Vet to build it.

WHAT TAKES YOU BEYOND ORDINARY?

 

550+

Animals Who Live On Campus

 

3.25

Semester DVM Program

Nearly

6,000

Graduates

 

28

International Affiliate Locations

A VISION. A MISSION. A COMMITMENT.


To educate and transform the world of veterinary medicine.

Join us in transforming the world. Let’s start by transforming your future.

We Want to Help You Change the World—Passion for New Ideas

The mission of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is to provide the best learning environment to prepare students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team, advancing human and animal health—One Health—through research and knowledge exchange.

  • To provide a relevant and stimulating learning environment to equip veterinary students to become practice- and career-ready graduates

  • To embrace diversity and offer students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to follow their chosen career in veterinary medicine

  • To serve society through strategic and impactful research into safe food production and control of emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases in developing countries and beyond

  • To involve students in the work of our Research Centers, to foster a thirst for knowledge to improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through observation, investigation, and research

  • To educate graduate students to become successful contributors to the knowledge economy, through advanced training in areas strategically important to global health

What Sets Us Apart Can Help Us Come Together—Passion for Success

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.

METHODOLOGY

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%.

GOAL

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.

Teamwork

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

Energy

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

Accountability

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

Community

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

Heart

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

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


Teamwork

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

Energy

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

Accountability

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

Community

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

Heart

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

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