An Island Rich With Opportunity
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Life in St. Kitts
At Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, your first seven semesters of preclinical training are completed on our St. Kitts vet school campus. The years you spend here will likely be some of the most intense but unforgettable experiences of your life, made even more so by the extraordinary and exotic environment of St. Kitts.
We are located on the picturesque island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Our unique location and culturally distinct campus offer exposure and access to native terrestrial and aquatic animals, as well as opportunities for agricultural, equine and wildlife/ecosystem connections.
Life at Ross University St. Kitts may be unlike anything you have experienced before. As the only St. Kitts vet school, our preclinical program includes a series of courses that provide small-group instruction and hands-on animal experience through community practice, ambulatory practice, or working with university-owned-and-maintained herds of cattle, horses, donkeys, and sheep—allowing you to become an adaptable and compassionate veterinarian who will be ready to face the professional world. Here, you can discover your sense of adventure. It’s time to explore.
St. Kitts Vet School: fun facts
- St. Kitts and our St. Kitts vet school are located in the Leeward Islands at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, approximately 220 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- The island is 69 square miles with a population of approximately 40,000. Basseterre is the capital.
- 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 that continues to recognize the British monarch as the head of state.
- Everybody may be on “island time”, but Atlantic Standard Time is observed throughout the year.
- Life at Ross Vet school offers a tropical climate, with 77-degree (Fahrenheit) averages in the cooler months and 82-degree averages and rain and humidity in the warmer months. Perfect for those who want to relax by the beach, go sailing, go hiking or attend exciting outdoor festivals.
- You have your pick of ten beaches on the island to relax and unwind.
- The country’s internal government is led by a prime minister.
- Ross University and our St. Kitts veterinary school is one of the largest employers on the island.
- The primary language is English.
- “Kittitians” is the name islanders call themselves. At Ross University St. Kitts we refer to our veterinary students as “Rossies”.
- Saint Kitts and Nevis uses the Eastern Caribbean dollar, which maintains a fixed exchange rate with the United States dollar. The US dollar is almost as widely accepted as the Eastern Caribbean dollar.
Ross School of Veterinary Medicine students, or “Rossies,” captured around the St. Kitts campus