2019-20 University Bulletin 
    Sep 25, 2022  
2019-20 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Medicine, B.A. or B.S./D.V.M. (Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine)

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The 4+4 Articulation Program was developed to assist students in their goal to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.). Located in St. Kitts in the Caribbean, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, thereby making the transition to licensure in the US a reality.

Adelphi students can apply to RUSVM after completing at least 90 credits at Adelphi  and begin their studies at RUSVM after receiving their Bachelor’s degree in this 4+4 Program.

Requirements for Acceptance

  • An overall Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher;
  • A Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher in all courses designated by RUSVM as pre-requisites for admission;
  • No F, D, or C- grade in any pre-requisite course designated by RUSVM (all pre-requisite coursework must have been completed within the past ten years)
  • A score in the 25th percentile or better in each category of the Graduate Record Examination (in the case of multiple attempts, the highest score is taken from each section);

            Additional  admissions requirements include:

  • AU Pre-Health Council evaluation including six letters of reference including at least three from science professors, one letter from a veterinarian acquainted with the applicant’s veterinary experience, and two other letters of reference.   
  • Experience working with animals with the equivalent of at least (150) hours of veterinary profession experience, working with animals or veterinary research. It is preferable that all such experience has taken place under the supervision of practicing veterinarians, but comparable experience may be considered.
  • Personal essay indicating interest and experience with veterinary medicine.
  • Personal interview with at least one member of the Pre-Health Council and a formal interview with RUSVM.
  • Pre-requisite courses: The coursework should include the following:
  • Two semesters of General Biology with labs
  • Two semesters of General Chemistry with Labs
  • One or two semester(s) of Organic Chemistry with Lab(s) (must discuss with adviser)
  • One semester of Biochemistry with Lab
  • One semester of Physics with Lab
  • One semester of Cell Biology or Genetics
  • One semester of Statistics
  • One course chosen from Comparative Anatomy, Microbiology, Physiology
  • All General Education Requirements

For additional information, contact the Office of Preprofessional Advising and Fellowships (rschwartz@adelphi.edu or 516-877-3140).

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