Associate Director of Admissions: Philip Jaroslow
Contant information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Average GPA: 3.12
Average GRE Score: 301
Class Size: 120-145
Tuition: Basic Science (Semesters 1-7)- $18,310/semester
Clinical Training (Semesters 8-10)- $22,986/semester
Accreditation: AVMA (US), AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association), Accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board
Programs: DVM- Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (four years)
MSc by Research- Duel degree in DVM and Masters by Research (Intercalated DVM/Masters by Research- 13 semesters, Integrated DVM/Masters by Research- 11 semesters)
PhD by Research- Duel degree in DVM and PhD by Research
MSc and PhD in:
- Public Health
- Global Animal Health
- Tropical Animal Health
- Conservation Medicine
- Other research areas supported by RUSVM and its partner institutions
Student Life: Semester 1 & 2- Science classes (Anatomy, physiology, parasitology, immunology, etc)
Semester 3 & 4- More science classes (pathology, epidemiology, bacteriology, nutrition, etc)
Semester 5 & 6 (Clinical studies (Diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, toxicology, etc)
Semester 7- Students do surgery (7 large animal & 2 small animal)
Semester 8, 9, & 10- 3 semesters of clinical training at an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine in the US, Canada, or international school affiliated with RUSVM.**
(*The Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine school year is divided into three academic semesters each calendar year, allowing accepted students to begin their studies during any semester.)
(**Click here to see the 32 clinical affiliate schools)
1. Because Ross Vet tries to take a holistic approach to accepting students, they offer a Vet-Prep program to students who may be a good fit after additional coursework. The Vet-Prep program is a one semester long program that gives the student an idea of how the next four years are going to be. If the student passes all of the classes then they will receive automatic acceptance into the program.
2. Ross University has a number of high-tech apparatuses that provide the students with hands on learning-- such as the state of the art anatomy table, various microscopy labs, and a simulation center.
3. There is a 12:1 student ratio at the vet school which allows for the students to have easy access to their professors.
4. Students generally live on campus their first year to acclimate to their new living situation. The on campus apartments are pet friendly and fully furnished down to the silverware and plates.
5. There are plenty of extracurricular activities you can join in on to help balance out your school life. There are nearly two dozen clubs (PAWS, Surgery Club, Feral Cat Project, etc), conservation/exotic/wildlife related research, and island activities that include scuba-diving, surfing, zip-lining, parasailing, etc.
1. Obvious but important: dress professionally for your interview! Come prepared with questions for your interviewer. Your interviewer's job is to get to know you as a person, so feel free to explain any obstacles you had to overcome in your journey through your undergraduate studies.
2. Ross University has three different start dates, in September, January, and May. The classes that start in January and May tend to be ~20 students smaller than the one that starts in September.
3. Because everyone who lives on the island comes from a different background, this makes the community incredibly collaborative and allows the residents to develop lifelong relationships.
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