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On-Campus Research Opportunities

As an RUSVM student, you will have the opportunity to participate in real world problem solving the moment you step on campus, where you'll gain exposure to research in veterinary medicine.

From work as a research assistant, to participation in specialized groups such as the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network (SKSTMN), there are numerous ways for you to become involved.

A Principal Investigator and an eligible student may apply for Research Assistant (RA), Research Volunteer, or Research Elective positions. Potential benefits of these positions include:

  • Research experience
  • Presenting research at an appropriate forum (e.g. Research Highlights Seminar, RUSVM club meeting, Scientific meeting/conference),
  • A stipend (RAs only)
  • A travel grant (RAs only)
  • Authoring/co-authoring in a peer reviewed publication
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You can earn credit (1-5 academic credit hours) while doing research with an RUSVM faculty member. Special topics are selected based on research credibility and planned outputs. The level of involvement varies with the project, length of commitment, and your goals with the project—this would impact the number of credits assigned in advance for the special topic.


As a student, you are eligible to work as a research assistant on many of the projects on campus and earn a stipend of $400 for completing 25 hours of work during the semester. E-mail research@rossvet.edu.kn for an application form. Additionally, you can contact the Principal Investigator of the project you desire. View our complete list of projects for an overview.


The Research Volunteer position is designed to allow students to observe certain aspects of how research is conducted. Research Volunteers have no specified commitment to a project, and in general, do not have a focused personal project. There is also no stipend or expectation of presentation of results at an RUSVM forum.


The St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network (SKSTMN) accepts applications for Research Assistant or Team Leader in the field during the leatherback nesting season (March - July), starting January 15.


As a Research Scholar student, you would take a semester off from your veterinary education program to focus on a specific research project. You would work with a Principal Investigator to conduct research in an area you are interested in. You'll gain an insight on career opportunities in biomedical research through a supportive, mentored research experience in an established laboratory, and through seminars and discussion groups on careers in science.

For information about these opportunities, contact research@rossvet.edu.kn.

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