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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.
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Hear two student interviews on why they decided to choose Ross Vet for their DVM.
DVM Degree Program Overview
We provide determined and passionate students with the opportunity to become veterinarians through our accelerated 3.25-year, accredited Ross Vet DVM program with three flexible start dates; January, May and September.
Our AVMA-accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education™ (AVMA-COE) represents the highest levels of achievement for veterinary medicine education recognized in the United States. In fact, we’ve graduated more than 5,500 veterinarians, many practicing in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and abroad, since our founding in 1982.
Our international location on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts is 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 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 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.
At our high-tech campus, you will be challenged by a broad-based curriculum that integrates unique research opportunities, classroom study, and hands-on training. Our faculty have outstanding credentials in teaching and research, and they share a passion for educating the veterinarians of tomorrow.
Learn how you can graduate practice-ready with a rewarding career in veterinary medicine.
Facts About Ross Vet’s DVM Program
- The DVM program preclinical curriculum takes place on 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.
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.
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- 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
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program that can take your passion for research to the next level? You can combine our DVM with our Masters by Research program in this Dual Degree program offering.
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.