Ross University Seal
Since Ross University was first established in1978, it has become one of the oldest and most respected universities in international medical education. The official Ross University seal is a visual symbol of Ross as an international leader in medical education.
The design of the seal includes a circle within a circle. The outer circle is inscribed with the Latin dictum: "Dedita Scientiae Medendi," which means "Dedicated to the Science of Healing." This dictum reflects the University's mission to "prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians and veterinarians."
The inner circle is separated into two distinct parts. The left side contains the Staff of Asclepius, which is depicted as a bearded man holding a staff with his sacred single serpent coiled around it, symbolizing renewal of youth as the serpent casts off its skin. The right side contains the traditional Veterinary Caduceus, which is symbolized by the Rod of Asclepius, an ancient Greek symbol associated with astrology and with healing the sick through medicine. It consists of a serpent entwined around a staff. Asclepius, the son of Apollo, was a practitioner of medicine in ancient Greek mythology.
Of note, the Staff of Asclepius is recognized as the correct and traditional international symbol of medicine by many professional medical organizations, such as the World Health Organization. The traditional Veterinary Caduceus is used by many prominent veterinary organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Australian Veterinary Association.