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St. George’s University

Office of Admission
St. George’s University
c/o The North American Correspondent
University Support Services, LLC
3500 Sunrise Highway
Building 300
Great River, NY 11739
Phone +1 (631) 665-8500, ext 9 1218
US/Canada Toll-Free 1(800) 899-6337, ext 91218
UK Free Phone: 0800 1699061
Fax: +1 (631) 665-5590

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. George’s University has drawn faculty and students from over 140 countries, assembling a diverse community of disparate cultural and educational backgrounds.
Located on the southwest corner of the Caribbean island of Grenada, SGU’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 SGU’s state-of-the-art facilities, complete with a large animal farm, marine station, and the SGU Small Animal Hospital, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine prepares its students for leadership, life-long success and service in a constantly changing world.
Over 6,000 students from throughout the world are enrolled in one of the three University’s Schools: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Arts and Sciences. SGU students also benefit from world-renowned international academic partnerships with universities, hospitals and other educational and scientific institutions.
The veterinary medical program is delivered with a number of entry options: the seven-, six- and five-year programs which begin with the preveterinary medical sciences and an option to enter directly into the four-year veterinary medical program. This enables students flexible entry points depending upon their academic backgrounds.  Students accepted into the preveterinary 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.
Prerequisites for Admission
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.
The following specific undergraduate coursework (or its equivalent) is required as part of the preveterinary medical sciences requirements for admission (credit hours):

  One year: General Biology or Zoology with lab (8)
  One year: Inorganic Chemistry (General or Physical) with lab (8)
  One semester: Organic Chemistry with lab (4)
  One semester: Biochemistry (3)
  One semester: Genetics (3)
  One semester: Physics with lab (4)
  One semester: Calculus, Computer Science or Statistics (3)
  One semester: English (3)
Applicants from North America
A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or 90 credit hours is required for direct entry into the four-year veterinary medical program. A
candidate may apply before completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Standardized Examination: 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 21303.)

A minimum of two and maximum of five letters of recommendation, (preferably from veterinarians or science professors) or a preveterinary medical committee evaluation, are required.
Applicants from the British System 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 (written) or 250 points (computer-based).
Applicants from Other Systems of Education
An applicant must have achieved the successful completion of secondary school (twelve years post-kindergarten, comprising four years post-primary/elementary, that, in itself is at least eight years long), preferably in a science curriculum or track.
An applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent), which includes a science background and the study of English.
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 (written) or 250 points (computer-based).
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for direct entry into the four-year DVM program may apply for admission to either the seven-, six-, or five-year veterinary medical program that begin with the preveterinary medical sciences. Depending on the country of origin and academic background, a student enters the preveterinary medical sciences for a period of one to three years, with the full veterinary program ranging from four to seven years, depending upon the individual’s point of entry.
Application Deadlines for August and January Matriculation
The School of Veterinary Medicine begins first-term classes in mid-August and again in mid-January. The Committee on  Admission utilizes a rolling admission policy in the School of Veterinary Medicine; therefore, applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. For students applying directly with the University, the final deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting documentation is June 15th of the current year for the August class and November 15th of the preceding year for the January class. For students applying using VMCAS, the application deadline is posted on the VMCAS application website.

Prospective candidates should note that entering classes are highly competitive and applications completed early have the advantage of being reviewed at the beginning of the admission’s 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 available seats.
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. Interviews, therefore, may be conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East, the Caribbean or other locations that best serve the diverse applicant pool. Interviews are conducted by faculty members, visiting professors, or graduates of St. George’s University and are mandatory for acceptance into the veterinary medical program.
Candidates are advised that being granted an interview is no guarantee of acceptance.
2012 admissions summary
January 2012 incoming class:
Total Applicants 158 Entering Students 61
US Applicants 132 US Entering Students 52
Non-US Applicants   26 Non-US Entering Students   9
August 2011 incoming class:
Total Applicants 411 Entering Students 105
US Applicants 347 US Entering Students   93
Non-US Applicants   64 Non-US Entering Students   12
Tuition and Fees are the same for all DVM students regardless of residence:
Years 1-3 (nonclinical years in Grenada) $33,368 yearly
Year 4 (clinical year at affiliated university) $59,202
Dual Degree Programs
Combined DVM / MPH, MSc, and MBA degree programs are available. Applications can be submitted online directly through the SGU website at 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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