Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences have signed an articulation agreement designed to streamline the application process for NC State students interested in Ross University. The agreement states that students who meet certain academic criteria established by the Ross University admissions committee in concert with the faculty of the NC State CALS will be offered admission to Ross in an expedited manner.

Ross University has educated nearly 6,000 successful veterinarians practicing across the US and Canada

Aerial view of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

The first Caribbean veterinary school to receive AVMA accreditation, Ross University provides students with a curriculum that places strong emphasis on hands-on experience with over 550 animals on campus (both small and large), and provides all clinical rotations at US veterinary schools where students complete their clinical year.


Applying to Ross University

  •  Interested students will inform the VetPAC Director of their intent to apply to Ross University
  •  Students can apply to Ross University after their prerequisite coursework is completed and required admission criteria have been obtained
  •  Applicants must complete the VMCAS and designate Ross University as their school
  •  Ross University will receive the application, and if the required criteria is met, an admissions interview will be scheduled
  • After completion of the interview, the Ross University admissions committee or their designee will execute an offer of admission
  •  The applicant will be notified of the decision by Ross University

Admission Criteria

Ross University’s admissions requirements can be reviewed using the Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements (VMSAR):

  • While Ross University does not have a minimum GPA requirement, the average cumulative GPA for enrolled students is 3.23
  • Required prerequisite coursework GPA of 3.0 or higher (i.e., no grade below a C)
  • Prerequisite coursework cannot be more than 10 years old
  • Must have at least 150 hours of professional veterinary experience or veterinary research
  • The GRE is optional for the 2021-2022 application cycle
  •  Positive recommendation from the VetPAC Director
  •  Positive recommendation from the Ross University staff member who interviewed the applicant