Wilson College announced it has entered into an articulation agreement with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM). This agreement will allow up to nine qualified Wilson graduates per year to transfer seamlessly into a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at RUSVM.
“I am very excited about the articulation agreement because it gives Wilson College students a pathway to becoming veterinary doctors,” said Tammy Ege, Wilson’s associate professor of veterinary nursing. She points out that the number of seats in veterinarian schools is limited, and the demand far exceeds the capacity. In practical terms, for many students getting into veterinary school has become very competitive. “With this articulation agreement, RUSVM designates three seats for our eligible students in January, May, and September. That’s nine of our students that every year will have the opportunity to become veterinarians.”
An exciting partnership
“Ross Vet is excited to partner with Wilson College,” said Richard A. Hague, RUSVM’s associate director for student and university partnerships. The agreement benefits RUSVM because it creates a funnel of well-prepared and qualified students into their veterinary programs. “Wilson College’s reputation for having strong veterinary and science programs at the undergraduate level laid the foundation for the articulation agreement,” he said. “This partnership marries the incredible experience Wilson students receive with a relevant and stimulating learning environment designed to equip veterinary students to become practice- and career-ready graduates.”
Colyn K. Heim, DVM, is an alum of both institutions. He graduated from Wilson College in 2017 and from RUSVM with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 2022. He now practices veterinary medicine in Cortland, N.Y. “I would recommend Ross because, as odd as it might sound, it’ll force you to re-evaluate your worldview,” he said. “One of the greatest parts of Ross is the diversity of the faculty. You’ll have professors from all over the world. From Oceania to Europe to South America and everywhere in between. This is a benefit because take my word for it, there is no one right “gold standard” way to learn medicine; everyone has an opinion, and you should try to listen to as many opinions as possible.”
RUSVM is located on the picturesque Caribbean island of St. Kitts and confers a doctor of veterinary medicine degree, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. “No matter where you live on the island, your view there will be something off a postcard,” Heim said. “It is a beautiful place with a rich culture. My only regret is that COVID robbed me of the opportunity to take part in Carnival (look it up on Google)!”
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 30 majors and master’s degrees in education, nursing, applied leadership, and the arts and humanities. With 99 percent of its students receiving financial aid or scholarships, Wilson is committed to providing high-quality, affordable education.
Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college’s 300-acre campus is nestled in the beautiful Cumberland Valley and is within an hour-and-a-half drive of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is an institution of Adtalem Global Education. Founded in 1982, RUSVM 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). RUSVM offers postgraduate Master’s, Ph.D., and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board. RUSVM confers a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Tel: 800.248.2862. Ross Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit http://veterinary.rossu.edu and follow RUSVM on Twitter (@RossVetSchool ), Instagram (@rossvetschool), and Facebook (@RossVetSchool).