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OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME

Surround yourself with majestic ocean views, fields of animals, and an energetic buzz from students and colleagues who share your passion for veterinary medicine

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Your path toward becoming a veterinarian starts in:

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Apply now to start earning your DVM in our upcoming January term!

ACCREDITED*

Ross Vet’s DVM Program is accredited by the Association Council on Education (AVMA) COE.

ACCELERATED

Be practice-ready and eligible for licensure in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico and Canada in as few as 3.25 years.

HANDS ON

Immersive skills training begins your first semester to best prepare you for your veterinary career.

WHY ROSS VET?

woman in blue scrubs gently holding white and brown kitten

Come Ready to Learn. Leave Ready to Practice.

Technologically advanced classrooms and facilities, a dynamic curriculum, and students and faculty from around the world come together on the culturally distinct island of St. Kitts to create our academic environment.

Learn It. Live It.

Our regional location offers unique opportunities to get up close and personal with a variety of local species. Not just cats and dogs - you could get hands-on experience with terrestrial, avian, and marine wildlife native to the island.

Make an Impact

Get involved and help solve real-world challenges in St. Kitts.Volunteer in community spay and neuter programs, monitor local sea turtle populations, or help rehabilitate injured wildlife through club involvement.
Woman in blue scrubs gently holding a kitten with a pleasant expression

Come Ready to Learn. Leave Ready to Practice.

Technologically advanced classrooms and facilities, a dynamic curriculum, and students and faculty from around the world come together on the culturally distinct island of St. Kitts to create our academic environment.

Learn It. Live It.

Our regional location offers unique opportunities to get up close and personal with a variety of local species. Not just cats and dogs - you could get hands-on experience with terrestrial, avian, and marine wildlife native to the island.

Make an Impact

Get involved and help solve real-world challenges in St. Kitts.Volunteer in community spay and neuter programs, monitor local sea turtle populations, or help rehabilitate injured wildlife through club involvement.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

  • 3 start dates a year: January, May, and September
  • Study and live in St. Kitts for 2.25 years before returning to the US, Canada, or abroad to complete your clinical year
  • Upon graduation and passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, you will be eligible to practice in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico

Vet Prep Program

  • 1-semester bridge program that teaches foundational knowledge, skills, and terminology to set you up for success for the DVM program
  • Hands-on learning and animal experience through coursework and wet labs
  • Upon passing, you are guaranteed a spot in the next first-semester class of the DVM program

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

  • 3 start dates a year: May, September, and January
  • Study and live in St. Kitts for 2.25 years before returning to the US, Canada, or abroad to complete your clinical year
  • Upon graduation and passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, you will be eligible to practice in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico
young woman in dark blue scrubs, outside in natural area, holding two puppies in each hand

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

  • 3 start dates a year: May, September, and January
  • Study and live in St. Kitts for 2.25 years before returning to the US, Canada, or abroad to complete your clinical year
  • Upon graduation and passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, you will be eligible to practice in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico
Young woman in dark blue scrubs holding two puppies. One puppy in each hand, while smiling.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

  • 3 start dates a year: May, September, and January
  • Study and live in St. Kitts for 2.25 years before returning to the US, Canada, or abroad to complete your clinical year
  • Upon graduation and passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, you will be eligible to practice in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico
young woman on farm hugging horse

Vet Prep Program

  • 1-semester bridge program that teaches foundational knowledge, skills, and terminology to set you up for success for the DVM program
  • Hands-on learning and animal experience through coursework and wet labs
  • Upon passing, you are guaranteed a spot in the next first-semester class of the DVM program
Young woman hugging a horse on a farm.

Vet Prep Program

  • 1-semester bridge program that teaches foundational knowledge, skills, and terminology to set you up for success for the DVM program
  • Hands-on learning and animal experience through coursework and wet labs
  • Upon passing, you are guaranteed a spot in the next first-semester class of the DVM program

Vet Prep Program

  • 1-semester bridge program that teaches foundational knowledge, skills, and terminology to set you up for success for the DVM program
  • Hands-on learning and animal experience through coursework and wet labs
  • Upon passing, you are guaranteed a spot in the next first-semester class of the DVM program

Graduate Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) by Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research
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Graduate Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) by Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research
Woman with pink boots cradling a donkey's face

Graduate Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) by Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research

Come Ready to learn, leave ready to practice

Prepare for all facets of your veterinary career with Ross Vet’s accelerated curriculum. You’ll receive a world-class education on our technologically advanced campus, while growing in the culturally distinct and empowering environment of St. Kitts.

DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE (DVM)

  • 3 start dates a year: January, May, and September
  • 10 semester curriculum is designed to be taken year-round without summers off
  • Upon graduation and passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination you will be eligible to practice in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • Option to complete your DVM and MSc at the same time by adding only one additional semester when you choose the integrated DVM/MSc option

VET PREP PROGRAM

  • 1-semester bridge program that teaches foundational knowledge, skills, and terminology to set you up for success (and even give you a head start) in the DVM program
  • Hands-on learning and animal experience through coursework and wet labs
  • Upon passing, you are guaranteed a spot in the next first-semester class of the DVM program

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Graduate Certificate in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) by Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research

DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE (DVM)

  • 3 start dates a year: January, May, and September
  • 10 semester curriculum is designed to be taken year-round without summers off
  • Upon graduation and passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination you will be eligible to practice in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • Option to complete your DVM and MSc at the same time by adding only one additional semester when you choose the integrated DVM/MSc option

VET PREP PROGRAM

  • 1-semester bridge program that teaches foundational knowledge, skills, and terminology to set you up for success (and even give you a head start) in the DVM program
  • Hands-on learning and animal experience through coursework and wet labs
  • Upon passing, you are guaranteed a spot in the next first-semester class of the DVM program

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Graduate Certificate in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) by Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research

ST. KITTS: AN ISLAND RICH WITH OPPORTUNITIES

ST. KITTS: AN ISLAND RICH WITH OPPORTUNITIES

st. kitts island aerial shot

The Ross Vet campus is located on the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies, approximately 220 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Here, in this unique tropical environment, students have the opportunity for an educational and cultural experience all at the same time.

southeast United States and St. Kitts map with airplane graphic

QUICK FACTS

Primary Language Spoken: English

Size: 67 square miles

Population: 40,000+

Economy: Primarily tourism, supplemented by agriculture

The Ross Vet campus is located on the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies, approximately 220 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Here, in this unique tropical environment, students have the opportunity for an educational and cultural experience all at the same time.

ST. KITTS: AN ISLAND RICH WITH OPPORTUNITIES

St. Kitts island overhead shot

The Ross Vet campus is located on the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies, approximately 220 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Here, in this unique tropical environment, students have the opportunity for an educational and cultural experience all at the same time.

map of southeast United Stated and St. Kitts with airplane going from U.S. to St. Kitts

QUICK FACTS

Primary Language Spoken: English

Size: 67 square miles

Population: 40,000+

Economy: Primarily tourism, supplemented by agriculture

Life In St. Kitts

Young woman in green scrubs holding golden brown long-haired puppy, while smiling

STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

As a Ross Vet student you can join a variety of clubs and organizations that help you connect with other students, the island, and the local community. There are also such island events as marathons, triathlons, and hashes (social club runs).

There are plenty of things to do in St. Kitts for friends and family too! Spouses of students who are living on the island can get involved in the Very Important Partner (VIP) Club. The club was established as a support and social group for spouses, partners, and significant others of students attending Ross Vet. Some of the activito venties planned by the VIPs include weekly volleyball games, hikes, trips, and dinners.

Woman in white coat standing barefoot on boulder on rocky shoreline near sea. clouds are overcast.

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN ST. KITTS

Being on top of your studies as a veterinary student is important, but so is finding balance, and having a little downtime. You can find that and more if you explore St. Kitts and Nevis.

With beautiful beaches, historical sites, and outdoor activities, you will always find things to do in St. Kitts when you need a study break. Students can participate in such activities as diving, snorkeling, hiking, and fishing, or you can just sit back and enjoy the tropical beauty of the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. For a full list of activities and points of interest, visit the St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Authorities. Learn more about things to do in St. Kitts here.

young woman in white coat standing barefoot on boulder on rocky shoreline

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I USE US FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS?

CAN I USE US FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS?

Yes. Qualified students are eligible for US federal direct loans.

HOW LONG WILL I LIVE IN ST. KITTS?

HOW LONG WILL I LIVE IN ST. KITTS?

The first 2.25 years of your DVM program takes place in St. Kitts. The last three semesters (1 year) are completed at an AVMA-accredited school or college of veterinary medicine in the US, Canada or abroad.

How long does the DVM program take to complete??

How long does the DVM program take to complete??

Ross Vet’s accelerated DVM program is designed to be completed in 10 semesters, or 3.25 years. The first seven semesters are spent completing preclinical curriculum on our campus in St. Kitts. After that, students undergo three semesters of clinical application at one of our AVMA-accredited affiliate schools.

What is the DVM curriculum like?

Ross Vet’s preclinical DVM curriculum consists of seven semesters of specifically prescribed coursework. The clinical curriculum consists of three semesters of clinical training at an AVMA-accredited* school of veterinary medicine in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, or New Zealand.

How long does the Ross Vet DVM program take to complete?

The accelerated DVM program is designed to be completed in 10 semesters, or 3.25 years. The first 2.25 years are spent completing preclinical curriculum on our campus in St. Kitts. After that, students undergo one year of clinical application at one of our AVMA-accredited affiliate schools.

What is Vet Prep?

Ross Vet offers a one-semester Veterinary Preparatory (Vet Prep) program for students who may benefit from specific courses that will enhance the likelihood of their success in veterinary school. If you are offered Vet Prep and pass, you will be guaranteed a spot in the next first-semester class of the DVM program.

What is Vet Prep?

What is Vet Prep?

Ross Vet offers a one-semester Veterinary Preparatory (Vet Prep) program for students who may benefit from specific courses that will enhance the likelihood of their success in veterinary school. If you are offered Vet Prep and pass, you will be guaranteed a spot in the next first-semester class of the DVM program.

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