Pathway to Practice
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Focus your veterinary studies in a program designed for today’s global society. At Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, our passion is training qualified students, like graduates of Dillard University, to become the next generation of career-ready, compassionate veterinarians and researchers. We are committed to expanding diversity and inclusion opportunities across the veterinary professions and offering students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to follow their chosen career in veterinary medicine. It’s time to explore your pathway to Ross Vet.
WHY CHOOSE ROSS vet
Nationally recognized AVMA-accredited1 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program
- Culturally distinct environment in St. Kitts filled with natural beauty, and exotic marine and tropical wildlife
- Broad-based curriculum and early exposure to critical hands-on clinical skills through Ross Vet’s own AAHA-accredited2 Veterinary Clinic
- The educational foundation needed for a variety of career paths that contributing to human and animal health such as: food quality and safety, food security, behavior, biomedical research, wildlife, and environmental health
- Dual degree programs that give students the opportunity to complete a master’s degree alongside their DVM
Articulation Agreement Information
- $1,000 tuition deposit fee waived (as applicable)
- $100 application fee waived (except where prohibited by law)
- Priority application consideration
- Personal admissions interview
- Designated seats for eligible students in each of our three semester starts: January, May, and September
Scholarships dedicated to graduates of HBCUs
- Current or former student (graduated within the past year) of Dillard University
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- GPA of 3.0 or higher in all Ross Vet prerequisite courses
- Score in the 20th percentile or better in each category of the GRE. In the case of multiple attempts, the highest score is taken from each section.
Applying for the Ross Vet Pathways Program is completed through Dillard University. For additional information, contact Tracie L. Thomas, Pre-Health Advisor & Coordinator, at Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center, Division of Academic Affairs ([email protected] / 504-816-5004).
HBCU ARTICULATION PARTNER SCHOLARSHIP
We are committed to expanding diversity and inclusion opportunities across the veterinary professions and offering students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to follow their chosen career in veterinary medicine. The Ross Vet Articulation Partner Scholarship for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), is offered to students who have graduated, or are in the process of graduating, from a signed articulation agreement partner that is recognized as an HBCU.
Award amount: Total value of the scholarship is equal to one total semester of tuition which is currently $20,872.60. The total scholarship value is a fixed value based on the current tuition rate at the time the student matriculates into Ross Vet. Awards will be given in three equal installments over three total semesters starting with their first semester of enrollment in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Vet Prep programs.
From just about anywhere on the island, you can catch a glimpse of the ocean, but our on-campus housing provides a breathtaking view—a much-deserved stress-buster for hardworking veterinary students.
Take a tour of campus and St. Kitts without leaving the comfort of your home. Ross Vet students enjoy high-quality education in classrooms outfitted with the latest in educational technology. Take a look inside our clinical skills lab, microscopy lab, anatomy lab, simulation center, pastures, large-animal facilities, and even our on campus veterinary clinic.
1Ross 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 AVMA COE uses defined standards to evaluate veterinary medical education programs, including facilities, clinical resources, curriculum, faculty, student outcomes and research programs. The standards are interpreted and applied by the AVMA COE-accredited veterinary medical education programs in relation to its mission.
2Ross 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. RUSVM’s initial accreditation was granted in July 2010.