Veterinary Medical Program
Admission Requirements for Direct Entry

Applicants from the North American Model of Education

A successful candidate will have documented time spent in veterinary medical practice, preferably with large and small animal species. While we do not require a minimum number of hours, it is in the student’s best interest to gain as much exposure as possible. This demonstrates a level of commitment that will act to enhance the application. Experience in other areas of veterinary medicine are also acceptable, such as research and regulatory work.

  1. Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Under exceptional circumstances, a candidate may be considered with a minimum of 60 undergraduate credit hours.
  2. The following specific undergraduate coursework (or its equivalent) is required as part of the preveterinary medical requirements for admission:
    General Biology or Zoology with lab: one year
    General Chemistry with lab: one year
    Organic Chemistry with lab: one semester
    Genetics: one semester
    Biochemistry: one semester
    Physics with lab: one semester
    Math (Calculus, Computer Science, or Statistics): one semester
    English: one semester
  3. Standardized Examination: Candidates must submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or alternatively, the MCAT. (Our GRE code is 7153; our MCAT code is 21303.)

Applicants from the British System of Education

  1. Applicants with strong passes at the Advanced Level of the General Certificate of Education in Biology (Zoology), Chemistry, and either Physics or Mathematics will be assessed individually and will be accepted into the five-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.
  2. A bachelor’s degree with a strong science background is required for direct entry into the four-year veterinary medical program.
  3. If English is not the principal language, the applicant must have achieved a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a 7.0 overall score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). (The University’s TOEFL code is 2864.)

St. George’s University does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, age, or disability. Please contact the University Counsel to report suspected infractions of this policy.

Advanced Standing Applications

Applications for advanced standing are rarely considered, and only for the beginning of the second year of the four-year veterinary medical program. The Committee on Admission does not seek or encourage transfer applications. A candidate seeking advanced standing should write to the Chairman of the Committee on Admission to determine whether an application will be considered. The letter should include the citizenship of the candidate, the prior veterinary medical school with years attended, a brief summary of academic achievement, and the reason for leaving. Should the Committee on Admission consider the application, the candidate will be notified of the procedures for application.