St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board, Ministry of Education to confer the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine on its students who successfully complete the course of study. The status of full accreditation was renewed following submission of a self-study and a site visit, effective July 1, 2012, for a period of five years.
In April 2013 Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine received provisional accreditation for its Postgraduate Studies program from the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board. The Postgraduate Studies program offers Master of Science (MSc) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees in all research areas supported by RUSVM. Areas of emphasis are in One Health, Tropical Animal Health and Conservation Medicine.
St. Kitts Accreditation Resources
AVMA COE Accreditation
In March 2011, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine received full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE).
In May 2013, the School was found to be noncompliant for Standard 10, Research, and placed on Limited Accreditation status for up to two years. RUSVM’s strategy to address the research program has been approved by the COE, and the School aims to implement this research strategy with immediate effect. RUSVM will build a substantial research program through investment, collaborations, new research facilities, and new research faculty appointments. Students will continue to benefit from existing and new research programs within the School, as well as a new credit-bearing research course in Semester 1. The next comprehensive evaluation will occur in 2018.
AVMA Accreditation Resources
- About Accreditation
- Accreditation Policies and Procedures of the AVMA Council on Education
- The Accreditation Process
- The Eleven Accreditation Standards
Notice to all Veterinary Students
In compliance with the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education's Standard number 6…"Each accredited college must provide a mechanism for students, anonymously if they wish, to offer suggestions, comments, and complaints regarding compliance of the college with the Standards for accreditation. These materials shall be made available to the Council annually,” we invite you to make any such comments to Mr. Hazarie Ramoutar, interim assistant dean for student life, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or anonymously by letter to his attention in the Office of the Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine. Also, a suggestion box for this purpose is located in the entrance to the Learning Resources Center. Your input is valued.
North American Veterinary Licensure Examination
The North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) is required for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in North America. Senior students and recent graduates must pass the NAVLE in order to gain licensure. The AVMA requires a minimum pass rate of 80% to maintain full accreditation. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine students have consistently exceeded this standard. Shown below are the NAVLE pass rate percentages of RUSVM graduates over the last five years:
RUSVM NAVLE Pass Rate