The School of Veterinary Medicine seeks students who exhibit strong academic potential; students who are compassionate, flexible, scientific-minded, and motivated. Students must be aware of the realities of veterinary medical and be familiar with the ethical questions they will face in their daily work as a practicing veterinarian. They must have a sense of community responsibility, and be interested in life-long learning. While the majority of our students hail from the United States, the School of Veterinary Medicine is priveledged to have a diversified student body, composed of individuals from many different countries and cultures, bringing together a wide range of educational and work backgrounds. This dedication to the scientific study of medicine combined with the global experience, is what sets SGU apart from the more traditional schools.
Students can enter St. George’s University in two different ways: as a preveterinary student, or for the students that have completed their baccalaureate degree, directly into the four-year veterinary medical program. Successful completion of the preveterinary medical program provides a firm scientific foundation for promotion into the veterinary medical program.
Dual degree programs provide veterinary students with the opportunity of studying Public Health or pursuing an MSc in research with areas of concentration in Anatomy, Marine Medicine, Microbiology, Morphological and Clinical pathology, Parasitology, Pharmacology, or Wildlife Medicine while pursuing their veterinary education.
Additionally, preveterinary medical students who do not hold a first degree and wish to obtain a bachelor degree in the course of their studies may be eligible to do so. Evaluation of prior educational background will determine eligibility and appropriate placement within the BS/DVM program.