Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine
St. Kitts, West Indies
Graduating more than 5,500 veterinarians since the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s began in 1982, the school has kept advancing its educational and research commitment to veterinary medicine.
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s accelerated Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program can be completed in as few as 3.25 years. The hands-on training begins in the first semester through the integrated veterinary skills program and continues throughout the program. The first 2.25 years take place in St. Kitts and the final clinical year takes place in the country of the student’s choice at one of Ross Vet’s AVMA-affiliated clinical partners in the US, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zeeland.
As an AVMA accredited DVM program, Ross Vet graduates receive the same benefits as their US and Canadian peers, meaning once the NAVLE is passed no further exams are required in the US or Canada unless required by all DVMs in a specific state or province.
Veterinary students have the option to get involved in various research opportunities including pursuing a Master of Science by Research while completing the DVM.
Ross Vet offers several post-graduate degrees and programs including:
- Certificate in One Health
- MSc in One Health
- MSc by Research
- PhD by Research
“At the core of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s mission is our commitment to research,” the university spokesperson explained. “In 2012, the school began to refresh its research strategy, extending its collaborations and making several strategic appointments to ensure that RUSVM is providing opportunities for our students to engage in research and benefit from teaching by research leaders in their field—supplementing RUSVM’s reputation for developing career-ready graduates.”
At a Glance
Location: St. Kitts, West Indies
Programs: DVM, Masters of Science (Msc), Doctoral (PhD)