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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 Rowan University, to become the next generation of career-ready, compassionate veterinarians and researchers. It’s time to explore your pathway to Ross.

Why choose Ross

Nationally recognized AVMA-accredited DVM program

Culturally distinct environment in St. Kitts filled with natural beauty, and exotic marine and tropical wildlife

Broad-based curriculum and critical hands-on clinical skills, taught early on at RUSVM's own AAHA-accredited Veterinary Clinic

The educational foundation needed for various career paths that contribute 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

  • Program Benefits

    • Ross application fee waived (except where prohibited by law)
    • Priority application consideration at Ross
    • Guaranteed admissions interview with Ross
    • Priority consideration for available Ross scholarships

  • Curriculum Timeline

  • Minimum Eligibility Criteria

    • Overall GPA of 3.20 or higher
    • GPA of 3.00 or higher in all Ross prerequisite courses 
    • Score in the 25th percentile or better in each category of the GRE. In the case of multiple attempts, the highest score is taken from each section.

    Additional eligibility requirements may apply. 

  • How to Apply

    Applying for the Ross Pathways Program is completed through Rowan University. To learn more about the specific details please contact the Rowan University health professions advisor at healthadvising@rowan.edu or explore the Rowan University site below.

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Student Life

Between schoolwork, student organizations, student government traditions, and tourist activities around the St. Kitts and Nevis, there is always plenty to fill your time at RUSVM.

On-Campus Housing

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.

Virtual Tour

Take a tour of campus and St. Kitts without leaving the comfort of your home. RUSVM 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.

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.


Important Dates

Admissions Events
February 17 Ross Vet Expo in Costa Mesa
February 24 Ross Vet Expo in Dallas
March 03 Ross Vet Expo in Vancouver