Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine

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A Message From The President Welcome to Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine! We are excited for you to learn all about our program, which is designed to train 21st-century veterinarians who are well-trained, knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate. Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine is a new professional program that will, upon successful completion, confer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Degree. This new veterinary medical program will be co-located with the School of Medicine in Oranjestad, Aruba. This nonprofit focused university campus was started in 2004 by a charter from the government of Aruba who provides degree granting authority. The medical school is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) and has received full accreditation for long-term clerkships by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). We are currently undergoing candidacy for accreditation by CAAM-HP, one of the leading accrediting bodies for international veterinary and medical schools. We have full expectation that while we are completing the accreditation process, you will have a path to practicing in the United States through the PAVE program. We will explain more about this program in further detail later in this book. A brand new residential campus, opened in September 2021, will be your home away from home in Aruba. This all-inclusive complex provides students with meals, transportation, and all the amenities you will need. This will include a theater-style auditorium, state-of-the-art classrooms, brand new teaching and research labs, seminar rooms, a new library, study areas for individuals, small groups, and large groups, and student lounges. We are looking forward to providing the best academic and residential veterinary school environments in the Caribbean! If you have any additional questions, please contact our admissions office at admissions@xusom.com or (516) 333-2224. We look forward to having you join the Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine Family!

Ravi Bhooplapur Ravi Bhooplapur Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine

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Accreditation At Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine, we are unwavering in our dedication to upholding the highest academic standards in veterinary medical education, and we are committed to academic excellence. Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine is currently a candidate for full accreditation through the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).

PAVE Program Your path to licensing in the US & Canada The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) has created the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE®), a pathway for veterinarians who are graduates of international, non-accredited veterinary programs, to practice in the United States and Canada. This means that students who attend Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine while it is still undergoing the accreditation process with CAAM-HP and additional accreditation agencies can complete their clinical rotations in the US at one of our partner accredited veterinary programs, sit for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), and practice as a licensed veterinarian in the United States and Canada upon graduation.

One Health Focused Learning Environment At Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine, our unique setup places both medical and veterinary schools under one roof, providing you with a learning environment firmly grounded in the One Health philosophy. Our approach goes beyond conventional boundaries, highlighting the interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health. Through cutting-edge coursework, comprehensive training, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we prepare you to tackle complex global veterinary medical challenges. Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine | 3


Curriculum Our current curriculum is discipline based as has been traditional in many programs. Implementation of a system-based curriculum is currently planned to begin in 2025. Hands-on experience will be incorporated into the program from the very beginning of your veterinary medical journey.

Year 1 Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

» Veterinary Anatomy 1 » Veterinary Physiology 1 » Veterinary Public Health 1 » Essential Veterinary Skills » Animal Welfare

» Veterinary Anatomy 2 » Veterinary Physiology 2 » Veterinary Public Health 2 » Microbiology and Immunology 1 » Epidemiology » Clinical nutrition » Essential Veterinary Skills 2

» Pharmacology and Toxicology 1 » Microbiology and Immunology 2 » Clinical Pathology 1 » Clinical nutrition » Clinical Reasoning 1 » Essential Veterinary Skills 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

» Pharmacology and Toxicology 2 » Clinical Pathology 2 » Parasitology » Clinical Reasoning 2 » Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature 1 » Essential Veterinary Skills 4

» Radiology » Anesthesiology » Small Animal Medicine 1 » Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature 2 » Clinical Reasoning 3 » Essential Veterinary Skills 5

» Small Animal Surgery 1 » Small Animal Medicine 2 » Veterinary Ethics/Jurisprudence » Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature 3 » Clinical Reasoning 4 » Essential Veterinary Skills 6

Year 2

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Year 3

Year 4

Semester 7

Semester 8

Semester 9

» Large Animal Medicine 1 » Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine 1 » Theriogenology » Professionalism and Cultural Competencies 1 » Essential Veterinary Skills 7

» Large Animal Medicine 2 » Large Animal Surgery » Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine 2 » Professionalism and Cultural Competencies 2 » Essential Veterinary Skills 8

» Comprehensive Exam Review » Licensing Exam Preparation

The 4th year of the program consists of clinical rotations. This will follow the “affiliated” accredited institution plan and may include the following: This clinical training will be completed at Xavier’s partner accredited affiliate institutions in the US, Canada, and around the world.

Rotations may include, but are not limited to: » Community Practice » Shelter Medicine and Surgery » Small Animal Internal Medicine » Small Animal Surgery - Soft Tissue » Small Animal Surgery – Orthopedics » Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery » Large Animal Field Services » Equine Medicine » Equine Surgery » Equine Field Service » Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine » Radiology » Clinical Anesthesiology » Applied Pathology » Small Animal Critical Care » Small Animal Emergency » Ophthalmology » Dermatology » Cardiology » Small Animal Neurology » Small Animal Oncology » Theriogenology » Surgical Oncology

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The assessment and oversight for fourth year clinical rotations is the responsibility of Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine, who is the degree granting institution.


Admissions At Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine, we follow a holistic approach in our selection of students for admission. We go beyond simply reviewing academics to consider candidates in full. This includes their life skills and experiences, their personal attributes and capabilities, and who they are inside and outside of the classroom. Why? Because such key factors impact the learning experience for all, we strive to select those who bring positive energy and contribute greater value to the school.

DVM Program Requirements All applicants applying for the 4-year veterinary medicine program must complete at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate studies, including the following subjects: » General Biology or Zoology with Lab (8 credits) » Physiology may account for a portion of these required credits » General Chemistry with Labs (2 semesters,8 credits) » Organic Chemistry (3 credits) » Biochemistry (3 credits with Organic Chemistry as a prerequisite)

Application Checklist

» Physics (6 credits) » Statistics or Biostatistics (3 credits)

Application - Visit Vet.XUSOM. com to submit your application - it’s free to apply!

» Genetics (3 credits) » English - writing intensive course (3 credits) » Social Sciences or Humanities (6 credits) Applicants also need to have 100+ hours of work experience with animals.

Transcripts from each college and/or professional school you have attended. Two letters of recommendation Personal statement Resume Copy of your passport

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Student Finance One of the biggest deterrents to attending veterinary school is the high cost of tuition. At Xavier, you’ll find that we are the exception — the ideal combination of financial affordability and world-class veterinary training. Moreover, a variety of flexible scholarship and financial aid programs puts a quality veterinary education well within reach of every student.

For students entering in 2024, the total 4-year tuition cost for Xavier University School of Veterinary Medicine is just $57,000!

Veterinary Program SEMESTER

2024 CLASSES

FUTURE CLASSES

Semester 1

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 2

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 3

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 4

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 5

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 6

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 7

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 9

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 10

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 11

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Semester 12

$4,750 (50% off)

$9,500

Total Veterinary Program Cost

$57,000

$114,000

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Residential Campus Xavier’s new residential campus was opened in September 2021. The allinclusive campus provides students with a safe and supportive environment to support them as they transition to a new island and veterinary school. Students are guaranteed on-campus housing for their entire time in Aruba.

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Newly renovated in 2021, students have their own fully furnished bedroom in a twobedroom suite with a bathroom, shower, kitchenette and balcony. The bedroom has a desk, chair, flat screen TV, large closet and twin bed. The kitchenette has a small fridge/freezer, microwave, cabinets and table with seating. Each suite is fully equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, high-speed internet and 24/7 security.

When students live on campus, all of their transportation is included!

There are so many options for relaxation and recreation on campus, including a resort-style pool, hot tubs, an outdoor patio, two basketball courts, a soccer field, a beach volleyball court, and a golf chipping/putting range.

Our cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week to students, which is included for all students living on the residential campus.

Xavier’s residential campus is under surveillance 24/7 with cameras strategically placed throughout the residential campus grounds and within the residential building. The residential campus is gated, and no one can enter without an ID.

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Students will be studying in paradise on the beautiful and safe island of Aruba »»Aruba is one of the SAFEST islands in the Caribbean. »»Direct flights from major North American and European cities. »»Located just outside the hurricane belt, Aruba doesn’t experience extreme weather like most other islands. »»Aruba has a very welldeveloped infrastructure for roads, electricity, and Wi-Fi. »»Major currencies and all major credit/debit cards are accepted in Aruba.

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New Academic Campus Opening In 2024 Set to open in 2024, phase two of Xavier’s campus transformation will see the creation of a brand new academic area of campus, including a theater-style auditorium, stateof-the-art classrooms, brand new teaching and research labs, seminar rooms, a new library, study areas for individuals, small groups, and large groups, and student lounges. The new academic building will be located just steps away from the residential building, providing students with the best learning and living environment in the Caribbean.

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XUSOVM.com ARUBA Santa Helenastraat #23 Oranjestad, Aruba Dutch Caribbean

NEW YORK 1000 Woodbury Rd, Suite 109 Woodbury, NY 11797 United States

Phone: 011-297-588-7766 Fax: 011-297-588-6222

Phone: (516) 333-2224 Fax: (516) 921-1070

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