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Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine Degree
Earning your DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine offers you much more than a path to animal practice. It unlocks a much larger world of far-reaching career opportunities in veterinary medicine, from companion and exotic animal care, to research that could affect animal and human health on a global scale. From general practitioners to researchers and more, there's a world of possibilities out there to explore.
Ross Vet students, or "Rossies" captured around campus in St. Kitts
A VERSATILE PROGRAM IN VETERINARY MEDICINE
We’re accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE). Since our founding in 1982, we’ve graduated more than 5,000 veterinarians, many practicing in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and abroad.
At our high-tech campus in St. Kitts, you will be challenged by an accelerated, broad-based curriculum that integrates unique research opportunities, classroom study, and hands-on clinical training. Our faculty have outstanding credentials in teaching and research, and they share a passion for educating the veterinarians of tomorrow.
On top of that, our international location can be filled with adventure and opportunities. From focusing on tropical veterinary medicine to conservation of endangered species to preserving ecosystems to researching zoonotic diseases, St. Kitts offers chances to explore untapped opportunities few other schools can. At the same time, it’s a unique environment that will challenge you to become engaged, compassionate and ready to make a difference in the ever-changing landscape of animal health.
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Degree Program
We offer an accelerated, AVMA-accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program that allows you to graduate in as little as 3.25 years while preparing you for a rewarding career.
In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake combined DVM/Master of Science (MSc) by Research degree programs combining veterinary education with postgraduate-level research training. Two tracks are available, integrated and intercalated.
- The preclinical curriculum takes place in St. Kitts and consists of seven semesters (130 semester credit hours) of specifically prescribed course work
- The clinical curriculum (three semesters; a minimum of 45 weeks) takes place at one of our affiliated AVMA-accredited schools of veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada or other international locations
- We operate on trimesters, which allows you to complete the entire program in as little as 3.25 years
- After completing clinical training, you’ll be eligible to apply and test for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada and abroad.
We also offer a one-semester Vet Prep program for students who may benefit from specific courses that will enhance the likelihood of their success in veterinary school.
In order to be considered for admission to Ross Vet, you must have fulfilled the prerequisites listed below:
- Have completed the equivalent of 150 hours of veterinary professional experience,
- Submit an application (online or through VMCAS),
- Submit a personal essay,
- Submit your undergraduate transcripts,
- Take the GRE and submit your scores,
- Submit two letters of recommendation,
- Optionally, submit your CV,
- Provide proof of English competency, if English is not your first language, and
- If you are an international or transfer applicant, additional requirements may apply.
- Once your completed application is received, you may be invited for a personal interview with one of our admissions representatives.
- After completion of the application process, the committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.
- Approximately 220 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico
- St. Kitts and her sister island, Nevis, constitute the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis, an English-speaking member of the British Commonwealth of Nations
- The country's internal government is led by a prime minister
- Until recently, St. Kitts and Nevis were primarily agricultural, with sugar cane as the main crop. However, new road construction and economic growth are beginning to bring the islands into the mainstream of the tourism industry, and they are becoming known as pleasant and comfortable vacation destinations