FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ROSS VET’S DVM PROGRAM

Ross Vet will partner with you to help you through your academic program selection and application process, and provide you with additional information to assist you in getting started. Here you will find commonly asked vet school questions that prospective students ask.

 

VETERINARY SCHOOL FAQS

Please choose your topic area and review the variety of questions below.

GENERAL VETERINARY FAQ SCHOOL QUESTIONS
HOW MANY YEARS IS VET SCHOOL? HOW LONG IS VET SCHOOL?

While most vet schools are 4 years, we offer an accelerated, AVMA1-accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program that allows you to graduate in as little as 3.25 years.

HOW DO I GET INTO VET SCHOOL?

To get into vet school, you must meet these DVM program admissions requirements.

HOW MUCH IS VET SCHOOL?

View our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program (DVM) tuition and fees.

APPLICATION PREPARATION QUESTIONS
HOW CAN I DETERMINE WHICH OF MY COURSES QUALIFY AS PREREQUISITE COURSES?

Our Admissions Team will work with and advise you on the process. If you have vet school questions, email Admissions.

Will my course credits transfer? WILL MY COURSE CREDITS TRANSFER?

For specific prerequisite courses see our website or for specific transfer credit questions please email our admissions team.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM GPA AND GRE SCORES REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE DVM PROGRAM?

Students accepted in 2020 had a 3.23 average enrolled GPA*, 301 average enrolled GRE*, and extracurricular activities and accomplishments.

*Based on averages from the incoming January 2020, May 2020 and September 2020 first-semester classes.

WHAT DOES ROSS VET LOOK FOR IN THEIR APPLICANTS AND HOW CAN I BE A BETTER APPLICANT FOR THE DVM PROGRAM?

We take a holistic approach to admissions. While we do consider your GPA, GRE, and academic performance when making an admissions decision, we look at much more: your knowledge of the veterinary profession, personal character, interpersonal skills, motivation, exposure to animal medicine, and other qualities. If you have vet school questions, email Admissions.

Note: GRE scores are optional for September 2021, January 2022, May 2022, and September 2022 semesters.

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY AND WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR EACH SEMESTER?

Since we operate on rolling admissions, there are no formal application deadlines. We review applications for each class until it is full. If the semester you have applied to becomes full, we will review your application for the next available class. Our flexible program has three start dates; January, May, and September.

IS IT BETTER TO APPLY THROUGH ROSS VET OR VMCAS?

Either option is fine. You only need to apply once. VMCAS applications can be submitted while the VMCAS application cycle is open. Ross Vet applications are accepted year-round since our flexible program has three start dates; January, May, and September.

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I’M ACCEPTED?

Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed to determine if you will move on to an interview. If so, you will be notified, and your interview will be scheduled. After your interview, our Admissions Committee will decide within 2-4 weeks.

VETERINARY FAQ—CLINICAL YEAR
WHAT IS THE CLINICAL TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS?

Learn all about the clinical year.

WHO ARE YOUR CLINICAL PARTNERS?

See all AVMA1 accredited schools located in the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland that you can choose from for your clinical year.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
ARE THERE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES ON CAMPUS?

Yes! You’ll be able to volunteer for various research opportunities starting your first semester.

WHITE COAT CEREMONY
WHAT IS THE WHITE COAT CEREMONY?

The White Coat ceremony is when you receive your white coat and are officially accepted into the veterinary profession. It’s held at the beginning of each semester for all incoming DVM students.

ST. KITTS HOUSING QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE DORM/CAMPUS LIFE EXPENSES LIKE?

On-campus housing costs can be found with our DVM tuition and fees.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOR HOUSING ON ST. KITTS?

Learn all about our on- and off-campus housing options. If you have vet school questions or need help securing housing, email our Housing Department.

CAN I BRING A BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND 1ST SEMESTER AND LIVE OFF CAMPUS?

Yes. You’ll work with our Housing Department to arrange housing, and we have programs in place for students’ significant others to help them acclimate, as well.

CAN I BRING PETS TO THE ISLAND? ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS?

Yes! Bringing a pet during your first term may be possible based on availability in our pet-friendly residence hall and based on specific pet and import requirements. You can learn more about moving to St. Kitts with your pets or contact our Housing Department to help line up housing for you and your pet.

WHAT IF MY ANIMAL IS NOT A PET AND IS USED FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE SUCH AS A SERVICE ANIMAL?

Review the Service Animal Policy in the Student Handbook. You may also contact the Office of Student Disability Services for more information at 855-229-0848 or by emailing rusvmaccommodationscoordinator@rossvet.edu.kn.

VETERINARY FAQ—ISLAND AND STUDENT LIFE
HOW DOES THE COST OF LIVING VARY FROM WHERE I LIVE?

It depends on where you live in the U.S. or internationally. As you prepare to move to St. Kitts, note the exchange rate is pegged (fixed) with the United States dollar, and the exchange rate is US$1.00 = EC$2.70.US dollars are accepted, but local currency is used by those who live here.

WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED ACCOMMODATIONS REGARDING A DISABILITY?

To inquire about the accommodation request process, please  contact the Office of Student Disability Services for more information at 855-229-0848 or by emailing rusvmaccommodationscoordinator@rossvet.edu.kn.

IS THE CAMPUS AND ISLAND SAFE?

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. We have full security teams on campus, while off-campus we have Ross Vet-approved housing that meets strict security standards, along with security members that make regular rounds of the various off-campus housing areas.

WHAT CLUBS DOES ROSS VET HAVE?

Many! Along with the more than 25 SAVMA-recognized clubs, we have dozens more interest-specific clubs. See our student clubs and organizations.

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Student Ambassadors
P.O. Box 334 Basseterre
St. Kitts West Indies
Phone: +1-869-465-4161
askarossie@rossu.edu

Spend one semester on the island of St. Kitts to prepare yourself for a career in veterinary medicine. Follow your dreams and study abroad.

For more information, contact Katie Gillies, Senior Director of Partnerships at 614-257-4669

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