Having received full accreditation by the AVMA COE in 2011, St.
George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine is proud of its academic
excellence exemplified by its breadth of highly regarded education, unprecedented
student support services, and internationally recognized faculty. The core
mission of the University is creating excellent academic programs within an international
setting where students and faculty are actively recruited from around the
world. St. Georges University has drawn faculty and students from over 140
countries, assembling a diverse community of disparate cultural and
Located on the southwest corner of the Caribbean island of
Grenada, St. George’s shoreline location offers its growing student body a serene
environment in which to live, learn and create a worldwide network of friends
and colleagues. Along with St. George’s state-of-the-art facilities, complete
with a large animal facility and, marine station, and the SGU Small Animal
Clinic, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine prepares its
students for leadership, life-long success and service in a constantly changing
Over 6,000 students from throughout the world are enrolled in
the University’s School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of
Arts and Sciences or graduate programs which include a CEPH-accredited MPH and
MBA program. SGU students also benefit from world-renowned international
academic partnerships with universities, hospitals and other educational and
The veterinary medical program is delivered with a number of
entry options: the seven-, six- and five-year programs which begin with the Pre-Veterinary
medical sciences and an option to enter directly into the four-year veterinary
medical program. This enables student’s flexible entry points depending upon
their academic backgrounds. Students accepted into the Pre-Veterinary medical
sciences are placed in the appropriate program option (either the seven-, six
or five-year program track) according to their academic background and are
enrolled in the veterinary medical program for five to seven years. Applicants
accepted directly into the veterinary medical sciences generally complete the
program in four years.
The DVM program is conducted on the University’s main campus on
the True Blue peninsula of Grenada, West Indies, except for the final year
which is the clinical year spent at an affiliated AVMA-accredited School of
Veterinary Medicine. These schools are located in the United States, Canada,
United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia.
As a member of the Association of American Veterinary Medical
Colleges (AAVMC) the School of Veterinary Medicine participates in the AAVMC’s
centralized Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). Aspiring
veterinary medical students have the option of applying to the August 2015 or
January 2016 entering class through the VMCAS 2015 application cycle.
Candidates who intend to apply to veterinary schools through VMCAS can include
St. George’s University as a designated school and follow the instructions for
the SGU supplemental application. To learn more or apply go to
who designate St. George’s University on the electronic VMCAS application are
required to complete a supplemental application. This supplemental application
consists of several questions and an essay and is to be completed following
submission of the VMCAS application. There is no additional application fee for
the supplemental application.
are not applying through VMCAS, we encourage you to apply online and track
your application status through Self-Service Admission. As an alternative, you
can still download a paper copy to print and complete manually.
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
Application Deadlines for August and January Matriculation:
Committee on Admission utilizes a rolling admission policy in the School of
Veterinary Medicine; therefore, applications are accepted and reviewed on an
ongoing basis. The final deadline for receipt of direct (non-VMCAS)
applications and all supporting documentation is June 15 of the current year
for the August class, and November 15 of the preceding year for the January
class. Prospective candidates should note that the entering classes are highly
competitive and those applications completed early have the advantage of being
reviewed at the beginning of the admission process. The time necessary to
secure official transcripts, standardized test scores, and letters of
recommendation should be taken into consideration. The Committee reserves the
right to defer an application to the following semester if there are no
The Office of Admission
will acknowledge receipt of a candidate’s application within two weeks of its
arrival. A candidate will be informed of any required supporting documents
missing at that time. Within one month after receipt of all application
materials, a candidate will receive notice that the application is complete and
being reviewed to determine whether an interview will be granted.
The Office of Admission
encourages candidates who have been approved for an interview to request
interviews in Grenada, and will schedule one upon the applicant’s request. The
University recognizes that financial considerations may prevent many candidates
who reside at great distances from Grenada from choosing this option.
may be conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Caribbean,
or other locations that best serve the diverse applicant pool. Candidates are
advised that being granted an interview is no guarantee of acceptance; the
interview itself plays a significant part in the decision by the Committee on
Admission. Applicants are notified of the decision of the Committee on
Admission. A record of the notification is kept for one year.
The requirements for direct entry into the four-year DVM program
vary depending on the educational system of your home country. What is
required for all applicants is completion of secondary school, a period of
farm experience or time spent in a veterinary practice, and possession of a bachelor’s
degree from an accredited University or 60 credit hours.
Specific undergraduate coursework (or its
equivalent) is required as part of the Pre-Veterinary medical sciences
requirements for admission.
letters of recommendation. In order of importance to the Committee on
Admission, these are the categories:
a. A veterinarian with whom you have worked
b. A university professor (or, for those applying for the Pre-Veterinary
program, a teacher)
c. A Pre-Veterinary advisor committee, or an advisor/counselor.
essays: A personal statement discussing the significant factors which led to
your decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, and how you see yourself
using this career to make a difference in the world (maximum 1500 words) and an
additional essay explaining how you will contribute to the diversity of St.
George’s University (approximately 500 words).
Applicants from North America
A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is
required for direct entry into the four-year veterinary medical program. A
candidate may apply before completion of the degree. Under exceptional
circumstances a candidate may be considered with 60 undergraduate credit hours.
Candidates must submit
scores by the corresponding application deadlines (see below) on the Graduate
Record Examination or alternatively on the MCAT. (Our GRE Code is 7153; MCAT
Applicants from Other Systems of Education
For direct entry into the four-year DVM program, a bachelor’s
degree with a strong science background is required.
Applicants with passes at the Advanced Level of the General
Certificate of Education will be assessed individually and will be considered
for appropriate entry into the five-year DVM program. Generally, A Level
students with the appropriate courses and grades matriculate into the
five-year veterinary medical program.
If English is not the principal language, the applicant must
have achieved a score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of
at least 600 points, 250 points computer-based or 100 points internet-based.
Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required?
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Candidates must submit scores
by the corresponding application deadlines (see below) on the Graduate Record
Examination or alternatively on the MCAT. (Our GRE Code is 7153; MCAT code
Accepts International Students?
Dual Degree Programs
Combined DVM / MPH, MSc, and MBA degree programs are available.
Applications can be submitted online directly through the SGU website at
www.sgu.edu or via the VMCAS application system. If you have questions about
the application process, please call one of our admission advisors at 1 (800)
899-6337, ext. 9 1280.
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