Ross University Accelerated Veterinary Program

  • Program Description

    • 3+4 and 4+4 pre-veterinary programs with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts leading to a D.V.M. degree
    • Qualified students will be conditionally guaranteed an interview with Ross, 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 sciences from Gannon University after the completion of their first year at Ross
    • Participation in either program does not restrict students ability to apply to other veterinary school

    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

    • Achieve a minimum SAT score of 1150 in critical reading and math 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
    • Complete four years of science courses and four years of math courses at the high school level
    • 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

    • Successfully complete the course requirements for Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    • Earn an overall GPA of 3.25 through the junior year for the 4+4 program or 3.25 through the sophomore year for the 3+4 program with no grade lower than a C and no repeated courses
    • Score in the 25th percentile or better in each category of the GRE (students are encouraged to score higher in order to be competitive for admission)
    • Submit an application to Ross University directly through their website
    • Submit two letters of recommendation to Ross University SOVM
    • Successfully acquire a positive recommendation after an in-person interview