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Come Ready To Learn. 
Leave Ready To Practice.

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This isn’t your ordinary vet school. Ross Vet is a gateway to new worlds, species, and connections. Live and study in an environment that pushes you to see things differently- helping you grow into a skilled, practice-and career-ready veterinary leader.

COME READY TO LEARN. LEAVE READY TO PRACTICE.

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This isn’t your ordinary vet school. Ross Vet is a gateway to new worlds, species, and connections. Live and study in an environment that pushes you to see things differently- helping you grow into a skilled, practice-and career-ready veterinary leader.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get into vet school?
How do I get into vet school?
To get into vet school, you must meet these DVM program admissions requirements: 
  • 48+ Credits of College Work
  • 150+ Hours Work Experience
  • English Competency
  • GRE, optional for incoming 2021 and 2022 semesters
What application documents do I need to provide?
What application documents do I need to provide?
To start and submit your application, you will need to provide: 
  • Personal Essay or VMCAS Personal Statement
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • CV or Resume (optional) 
How do I apply to Ross Vet with a strong application?
How do I apply to Ross Vet with a strong application?
Review all requirements before applying. At Ross Vet, it isn’t about the undergraduate institute you attended or a single test score. While these details are considered, they are only one part of your admissions decision. We consider your undergraduate courses, field experience, academic transcripts, your personal essay, and every piece of your application helps the admissions committee identify those who will thrive in our challenging and life-changing program.
What Are The Minimum GPA And GRE* Scores Required For Admission To The DVM Program?
What Are The Minimum GPA And GRE* Scores Required For Admission To The DVM Program?
There is no minimum for DVM applicants. Students accepted in 2019 had a 3.29 average enrolled GPA, 305 average enrolled GRE, and extracurricular activities and accomplishments.

*GRE scores are optional for September 2021, January 2022, May 2022, and September 2022 semesters.
Do I need to submit letters of recommendation?
Do I need to submit letters of recommendation?
Applicants must have at least two letters of recommendation; one must be an academic letter from a college professor and one must be from a DVM from your work, shadow, or volunteer experience.
Should I have veterinary medicine and animal exposure experience to be considered?
Should I have veterinary medicine and animal exposure experience to be considered?
To be considered for the DVM program applicants must have at least 150 hours of veterinary medicine experience with a veterinarian; this can be paid employment, shadowing, or volunteering.
Can I earn my DVM without completing a bachelor’s degree?
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?
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 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 4 clinical placement choices.
If I’ve filled out the VMCAS application do I need to fill out Ross Vet’s as well?
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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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 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

FLEXIBLE START DATES

JANUARY 10, 2022 >

Begin in January, and you may finish 3 months sooner than students who begin in the fall. Programs start January 10, 2022. 

MAY 9, 2022 >

Begin in January, and you may finish 3 months sooner than students who begin in the fall. Programs start January 10, 2022. 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 >

Begin in January, and you may finish 3 months sooner than students who begin in the fall. Programs start January 10, 2022. 

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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