RCVS Welcomes Eight New Members From St. George’s University

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L-R: Amber Lovegrove, Claire Green, Rhiannon Jones, college president Peter Jinman, Jennifer Walton, Zoë Jack, Serena Holmes. Monday 26/7/2010. Photograph © Andrew McCargow

Eight graduates from St George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine (SGUSVM) in the Caribbean island of Grenada, have passed the Statutory Membership Examination of the UK’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), making up just under half of the 17 accepted this year. Forty-five candidates took the examination.

“This outstanding result confirms the school’s status as a leading international teaching institution for prospective veterinarians”, comments Austin Kirwan, St George’s Associate Dean of UK and Ireland Clinical Affairs.”Our graduates now have a proven record of high standards which is encouraging to those who follow in their footsteps”.

Thirty St George’s graduates have passed into the RCVS since the School’s inception in 1999.

In order to practice veterinary surgery in the UK, all graduates with foreign or Commonwealth qualifications must pass the RCVS examination. The exam consists of two days of written papers, followed by clinical, oral and practical exams at a UK veterinary medical school.

Presenting the graduates with a membership certificate at the Ceremony of Admissions at Belgravia House in London, RCVS President Peter Jinman said: “I was delighted to welcome so many of this year’s successful candidates to the College. They are a very special group of people – not only have they qualified all around the world, but they have taken the educational and professional step of sitting the RCVS examination, which entitles them to use the coveted letters MRCVS and to practice in the UK“.

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L-R: Amber Lovegrove, Claire Green, Rhiannon Jones, college president Peter Jinman, Jennifer Walton, Austin Kirwan, Zoë Jack, Serena Holmes. Monday 26/7/2010. Photograph © Andrew McCargow