Three Ross Vet students walking on campus
Three student veterinarians talking to each other

East Tennessee State University


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 East Tennessee State 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.


Program Benefits
  • $1,000 Ross Vet tuition deposit waived
  • $100 Ross Vet application fee waived (except where prohibited by law)
  • Priority application consideration at Ross Vet
  • Guaranteed admissions interview with Ross Vet
  • Ross Vet will designate seats for eligible students in each of our three semesters: January, May, and September
East Tennessee State University & Ross Vet Curriculum Timeline
  • Current or former student (graduated within the past year) of East Tennessee State 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 East Tennessee State University. For additional information, contact the Office of Admissions at call 1-855-ROSS-VET.

Scott Kidd DVM 13
“The cool thing I didn’t realize about veterinary medicine was how varied of a path you can take.”
“You hear about things like lab animal medicine and public health, but you can also go into animal welfare, general practice, large animal, small animal, equine, public policy, or research and you can study and work anywhere in the world.”
Scott Kidd DVM 13
Students playing volleyball in the sun at the beach.

Between schoolwork, student organizations, student government traditions, and tourist activities around the St. Kitts and Nevisthere is always plenty to fill your time at Ross Vet.


Wide view of colorful buildings with water in the background.

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.

A teacher instructs students in a classroom as they use microscopes.

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

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, 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.

A classroom demonstration for students in white coats

Start on your journey to veterinary school by applying today.