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A community of students, faculty, researchers and nearly 6,000 alumni pursuing a passion to help change the world, one animal at a time.

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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.

VETERINARY PROGRAMS

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

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

  • GRE optional when enrolling for September 2021, January 2022, May 2022, and September 2022
  • 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

Post-Graduate Programs

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

START DATES

September 6, 2021

January 10, 2022

May 10, 2022

WHY ROSS VET?

FLEXIBILITY

From our three start dates to your clinical site choice to our Dual-Degree Program, earn your degree(s) your way.

COMMUNITY

Approachable professors and student clubs provide opportunities to enhance and execute classroom teachings in the real world.

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

Our location on St. Kitts offers exposure to exotic marine and wildlife for research and learning.

Can I earn my DVM without completing a bachelor’s degree?

Yes! It is possible to be accepted into our DVM program as long as you have completed the pre-requisite courses and meet all of the admission requirements.

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?

The first seven semesters for the DVM program take place in St. Kitts. The last three semesters are completed at an AVMA-accredited* school or college of veterinary medicine in the US, Canada or abroad. You will be asked to give us your top 3 clinical placement choices.

If I’ve filled out the VMCAS application do I need to fill out Ross Vet’s as well?

No. If you have completed the common application with VMCAS you can send it to us via VMCAS.

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"I would definitely recommend going to Ross Vet. It is going to be different, but that's why there is a real sense of community. Everyone is supportive. Everyone is looking out for you, making sure you're succeeding, because the professors and your classmates want you to succeed."

Christina Colon, Class of 2019