It just goes to show you how busy the life of a Ross student is that this news is more than two days old. Between my two exams this week and a new foster cat to care for, I have had no time to update with this huge news.
Tuesday morning I arrived on campus and the atmosphere was positively thrumming. I got three steps from the door to the student union when I heard my name called. "We're accredited!" It took a moment to sink in and then I said, quite unprofessionally, "That's fucking amazing!" I couldn't quite believe it so I ran to check my email and sure enough, there was a letter from the dean congratulating us on gaining full AVMA accreditation.
For those that don't know, Ross was not formally an accredited veterinary medical school. That does not mean that it was a "bad" school, simply that Ross students had to pass either the PAVE or the ECFMG exam on top of the national boards that every vet student must take in order to legally practice in the U.S. As of Tuesday, that is no longer true. This means that we are on par with every accredited school in the U.S. and that now Ross students qualify for grants, scholarships and loan forgiveness that we could not previously obtain.
This is a BIG accomplishment for Ross and I am even more proud to call myself a Rossie now!