Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) in St Kitts has signed an articulation agreement with Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

The Neethling Building at Stellenbosch University. Image: Lourie Pieterse [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons.
The Neethling Building at Stellenbosch University. Image: Lourie Pieterse. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Commons.
The articulation will increase opportunities for qualified students to pursue a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

Through the agreement, students from Stellenbosch University Faculty of AgriScience who meet specified academic requirements may gain direct admission to RUSVM. These qualified students will have their application fees waived, be guaranteed interviews and be considered for eligible international scholarships.

Strategically important

Carmen Fuentealba, executive associate dean for teaching and learning at RUSVM, said: “As part of the RUSVM mission, we are committed to providing training in areas strategically important to global health, thus enabling our students to become contributors to human and animal medicine.”

Danie Brink, acting dean, faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University, said: “The new partnership with RUSVM provides a direct pathway for our students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. For some this may be a lifelong dream and for others it will be an opportunity to serve our society through the health of animals.”

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar

wpDiscuz

related content

A leading authority on Schmallenberg virus is warning farm vets to be prepared for the possibility of a springtime spike in cases of abnormal births and deformities in sheep and cattle.

4 mins

Scientists believe they may have identified the mystery cause of “shaking piglets” – cases of which have been reported in Europe and abroad since the 1920s.

SVN Simon Johnson discusses the preconceptions he faces as a man in a predominately female profession and how this can be addressed in the future.

18 mins

The National Equine Forum (NEF) will be celebrating its 25th event on 2 March at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London.

4 mins

Suzanne Rogers reports on the results and feedback from a questionnaire with owners at the annual event held in Cumbria.

18 mins

Scientists at The University of Edinburgh’s Roslyn Institute say the advances have the potential to improve the quality of UK farmed pigs and make them more resilient to disease.

3 mins