Ross University Accelerated Veterinary Program

  • Program Description

    • 3+4 accelerated and 4+4 programs with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), located on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree
    • Qualified students will be conditionally guaranteed an interview with RUSVM, an advantage over students at other institutions at the time of application
    • Students in the 3+4 program can earn a B.S. in health science from Gannon University after the successful completion of their first year at RUSVM
    • Successful students in the 4+4 program will earn a bachelor’s degree in a chosen field from Gannon University prior to matriculating to RUSVM
    • Participation does not restrict student’s ability to apply to other veterinary schools

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    Gannon University Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    • Completion of four years of science courses at the high school level
    • Completion of four years of mathematics courses at the high school level
    • Achieve a minimum SAT score of 1220 (new SAT)/1150 (old SAT) or ACT composite score of 25
    • Achieve a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
    • Obtain a rank in the top 25% of your high school class
    • Provide evidence of scholarly, professional and personal potential and a desire to become a veterinarian

    Admissions Process

    Students who meet all entry requirements listed below will be accepted on a rolling admission basis. 

    Affiliate Entry Requirements

    • Achieve a cumulative overall GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all courses designated by RUSM as prerequisites
    • Complete RUSM prerequisite courses with no grades of F, D, or C-
    • Score in the 25th percentile or better in each category of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Apply to RUSM directly through their website
    • Submit two letters of recommendation
    • Complete a satisfactory admissions interview with RUSM
    • Fulfill any additional requirements as outlined through the affiliation agreement between Gannon University and RUSM
    Each academic year, RUSM will admit up to five (5) students total from Gannon University’s veterinary affiliation programs. Additional students may be considered on an individual basis and at the discretion of RUSM.