Veterinary School Early Acceptance

In cooperation with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) in St. Kitts, West Indies, is one of 30 schools and colleges within the United States that are accredited through the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE). Their programs focus on tropical veterinary medicine, conservation of endangered species, preserving ecosystems, and researching zoonotic diseases.

SEU students pursuing a BS in Biology with a concentration in veterinary medicine have the chance to apply for a seat into Ross University’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. Once accepted into the program, students may also choose to combine their veterinary education with a Master of Science by Research (MSc) program to obtain postgraduate level research training.

“This agreement will enable a quicker and easier transition into a very competitive program and allow those called to serve as veterinarians to fulfill their divine design.” — Dr. Sheila Abraham, Professor of Biology

Program Requirements

  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher in all courses designated by RUSVM as prerequisites for admission
  • No D or F grades in prerequisite courses for RUSVM
  • A score in the 20th percentile or better in each category of the GRE
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from an academic instructor and one from a veterinarian familiar with the student’s job/volunteer performance
  • A minimum of 150 hours of experience working/volunteering in a professional veterinary practice working with animals (large or small) or conducting veterinary research
  • A personal essay of interest and experience with veterinary medicine
  • An interview with a RUSVM admissions representative
  • Completion of the following prerequisite coursework:

Biology I & II with lab
General Chemistry I with lab
Organic Chemistry with lab
Cell Biology or Genetics
Physics I with lab
Pre-calculus, Calculus, or Statistics
Biochemistry I
English course
Nine semester hours that include one of the following: Comparative Anatomy (vertebrate/invertebrate anatomy), Medical Terminology, Psychology, Microbiology, or Nutrition

Program Details

Interested students who meet the stated requirements must apply for this program through Ross University. RUSVM will then accept 4 applicants per semester (fall, spring, summer) to fill a total of 12 seats per year into their DVM program. Accepted students will complete seven semesters of preclinical curriculum at RUSVM in St. Kitts, with the last three semesters being clinical training at an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine within the U.S., Canada. Ireland, or Australia. Students may also choose to earn a dual degree of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Master of Science by Research.

Students who are accepted into this program must maintain full-time enrollment and complete their undergraduate degree at Southeastern University.

For more information about this early acceptance program (EAP), please contact

Assistant Professor Megan Wagner, PA-C.


Science Degrees & Problem Based Learning

The in-depth coursework of SEU’s biology degrees will prepare students well for the rigors of graduate studies and the healthcare profession.

In Spring of 2018, SEU also introduced Problem Based Learning (PBL). These courses give students the opportunity to use clinical critical thinking skills to solve real-life patient problems. The PBL model is the pedagogy used by many schools to apply and advance clinical learning.

SEU College of Natural & Health Sciences

Our experienced, caring faculty will help you build a solid foundation of academics and practical experience. This will help you to not only succeed in graduate school, but serve Christ and the world as a competent healthcare professional through Spirit-empowered, ethical practice.