Your health and safety are our top priority

Updated January 1, 2023 

The well-being of Ross Vet students and colleagues has been at the forefront of our pandemic response as we have supported the continuation of our students’ educational goals.  

We are in a vastly different place today than when COVID-19 first emerged. High levels of vaccine- and infection-induced immunity and availability of effective treatments and prevention tools have substantially reduced the risk of COVID-19-associated hospitalization and deaths, making it possible for Ross Vet to hold on-campus activities and for our students to fully engage in educational experiences. The pandemic is not over but we are moving to a point where COVID-19 is no longer disrupting daily life as it had before.  

Ross Vet will continue to closely follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health agencies regarding COVID-19. And, just as we have done throughout the pandemic, we will keep the health and well-being of our communities our top priority. In addition to strongly encouraging our students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19, we continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect our campus; we also expect anyone who feels ill, develops symptoms, or tests positive for the virus stays home until they are recovered. More information about our COVID-19 policy can be found here


Has RUSVM Resumed in-person learning?

Yes, in-person learning has fully resumed. Ross Vet will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and modify our plans and safety protocols if needed.

What are some of the safety measures Ross Vet has in place?

Ross Vet has maintained our spaces in accordance with CDC-recommended safety protocols. Common areas have been outfitted with hand-sanitizing stations, and signage is posted throughout campus to promote social and physical distancing. We are regularly cleaning and disinfecting all campus facilities.

What if I display symptoms similar to COVID?

If you experience any flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms, contact RUSVM Health Services promptly at or call 869-465-4161 ext. 401-1139 and do not come onto campus. 

What if I test positive for COVID on the island?

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be asked to isolate at home. Contact RUSVM Health Services for guidance. 

Do I need to follow any COVID-19 protocols to enter St. Kitts?

No, as of August 15, 2022, there are no COVID-19 requirements to enter St. Kitts. You do not need to travel with proof of a negative COVID-19 test nor proof of vaccination. All travelers must, however, complete an immigration and customs form to enter St. Kitts. We recommend doing this online and prior to travel to make the arrival process as easy as possible.

Please monitor the government’s tourism website for any updates as entry protocols may change.

Will I be able to bring my pet(s) to St. Kitts?

For assistance bringing a Service Animal or an Emotional Support Animal approved through the Office of Student Disability Services (with accommodation notification letter) to campus please contact David Satterlee at

Commercial airlines may have separate guidelines and requirements for travel to St. Kitts with a service animal, emotional support/therapy animal, or pet.  An airline’s approval or categorization of an animal is separate and apart from Ross Vet’s jurisdiction and recognition. Any categorization of this type would not be valid under Ross Vet policy. 

Can my family or significant other accompany me to the island?

The borders are open and the decision to have others accompany you is ultimately your decision. Please be sure to visit St. Kitts Tourism to review all current government protocols for entering the country.    


Student Health Services
Campus Services 1 Room 10-20
Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
Phone: 1-869-465-4161 Ext. 401-1139


Counseling Services
Room 07-121 between the blue mailboxes
Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
Phone: 1-869-465-4161 Ext. 401-1500