Life in St. Kitts
At Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), the first seven semesters of preclinical training are completed on our St. Kitts campus. The 28 months you spend here will likely be one of the most intense but unforgettable experiences of your life, made even more so by the extraordinary and exotic environment of St. Kitts. You'll have the chance to face the day-to-day challenges that are culturally unique to the area while improving your hands-on skills with various wildlife—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 is located in the Leeward Islands at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, 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 that continues to recognize the British monarch as the head of state.
- 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.