Rowena Barty, DVM

Rowena Barty, DVM

Graduation Date: 2006
United Kingdom


Dr. Rowena Barty is an exemplary St. George’s University alumna who embodies its international ethos.  Born in Kent, United Kingdom, she worked as a veterinary assistant before selecting SGU for its globally focused curriculum.  Upon graduation she earned the highest grade on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) exam, and began to pursue her PhD at Liverpool where she studies Onochocerca, a parasite found in cattle and human beings in Africa.

She had wanted to become a veterinarian ever since she was a little girl, and took all of her A-level sciences at Thanet College.  One of the best things about SGU, she says, is that she was able to learn from specialists from around the world.  “St. George’s brings in specialists from areas of veterinary medicine that other universities may not be able to.”

There is nothing that Rowena would not recommend about the school, and she states that “rather than just university, just vet school” St. George’s is “a life-changing experience.”  In addition to the unparalleled faculty, the genuine camaraderie amongst the multicultural student body was an aspect of the University she found invaluable.  Rowena maintains friendships with many of her fellow SGU graduates throughout the world.   As she continues to live out the global health focus of the school, we are certain she will make a grand impact on the world of veterinary medicine.