We kicked off the year informing you of vet school options at our first general meeting on 10/05/18. Unsure of which veterinary school you want to attend? No worries! We provide information about some options. Attending such an event is a quick and easy way to get answers about the school rather than having to email or call. At this first event we had Ross, Michigan State University, and Kansas State University representatives come all the way to Davis to answer your questions and give a summary of their programs.
Ross was the first to present. The school is located in St. Kitts, just South of Puerto Rico, so if studying in the Caribbean with year-round tropical climate and driving on the other side of the rode interests you, you may have to dive deeper into Ross University. Not to mention, you will be greeted by a welcome committee when you arrive for easy transition. They also ease your transition with on campus housing the 1st semester in which everything is fully furnished, and internet and AC are included. Once it come time for off campus living, a network of landlords is available to assist you. The school is AVMA accredited, meaning that one can practice in the states after passing the NAVLE. Clinical rotations are available in the states with 22 affiliates and 6 others around the world: Edinburgh, Montreal, Massey, Royal Vet College, Dublin, etc. The facilities on campus include a large animal teaching facility in which you experience 6 surgeries, an accredited clinic (AAHA), a clinical skills and communication lab, and an anatomy lab. Also, each teaching room has a flashy flat screen TV. Dual degree programs include Masters in One Health, Masters of Science, Doctor of Philosophy (Phd). There are also many clubs to join and research opportunities at their new research facility. To be admitted, one must apply through VMCAS or directly through their website for rolling admission. As with the other veterinary schools, required courses, GPA (average 3.20), GRE (average 300), experience, personal essays, letters of recommendations, and interviews are all evaluated. The start dates are in January, May, or September, so if a deadline for admission is missed, the next starting date is not long after! For those who need more professional experience or have not performed academically well, there is a 1 semester vet preparation program at St. Kitts, and if it is passed, there is a guaranteed spot for you! The cost of tuition is $20,291/semester for the basic sciences and $23,304/semester for clinical training.