BASSETERRE, St. Kitts.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An excited and anxious group of 159 Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Ross Vet) students gathered at the clinical placement ceremony recently to find out where they had placed for either a stateside or international clinical rotation. As these students shared this important news, joined by friends and family, clinical affiliates Purdue University and Auburn University also participated, showing support for the students.
Ross Vet is one of few schools that offer students the possibility to do the clinical year at AVMA- accredited clinical affiliates in the U.S. and internationally. This year, the ceremony was attended by more than 180 people, with more than 200 joining via web.
“We are proud of the success of our Class of 2018. The placement ceremony is a monumental event for our students to support each other and celebrate the news with their friends and family,” said Dr. Juan C. Samper, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs & Professional Opportunities at Ross Vet. “Our students obtain clinical spots into some of the most competitive AVMA-accredited clinical affiliates in the world, including Cornell University, Tufts University and Royal Veterinary College in London. Ross Vet graduates bring adaptability and resilience to their clinical affiliates. As a result of their experience in St. Kitts, our students can adapt to the cultural differences and are resourceful in emergencies.”
“As a medical leader who has hired hundreds of veterinarians, I find Ross Vet graduates to be some of the best trained doctors to join our practice,” said Dr. Alexandra Quarti, medical director at Banfield Pet Hospital, sponsor of the Ross Vet placement ceremony. “They are flexible, able to deal with ambiguity, and often seem best able to fit in and foster a team atmosphere. They are committed to quality care and really embrace leadership roles.”
Clinical Placement occurs at the beginning of the seventh semester and provides all Ross Vet students the opportunity to attain their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. These students identify four clinical affiliates that best match their career goals. During this year, students participate in various rotations to gain clinical experience while remaining enrolled in Ross Vet. The clinical year curriculum is designed to be a series of integrated, consecutively scheduled learning experiences.
About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Ross Vet) is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Ross Vet founded in 1982, is committed to preparing students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team and to advance human, animal and ecosystem health (One Health Initiative) through research and knowledge exchange. Ross Vet has focused research programs with an emphasis on emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, conservation medicine, and ecosystem health. Ross Vet offers postgraduate Masters’, Ph.D. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board. The DVM program holds accredited status from the American Veterinary Medical Association (www.avma.org). The Ross Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (www.aahanet.org). For more information about Ross, visit www.rossu.edu/vet.