St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine offers broad-based, contemporary programming specially designed for its international student body. Three years of study are completed on site in Grenada and a final year at an accredited affiliated school in North America or beyond. Upon graduation, each student determines the individual government entry requirements in the country or state where they intend to practice.
This website provides information on the accreditation process and specific information on how the SGU community maintains standards of education.
AVMA COE Accreditation
The St. George’s University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE). Our graduates are fully eligible to seek licensure in the United States and Canada without further steps other than successfully passing the NAVLE. US students are eligible for federal loans.
St. George’s University’s School of Veterinary Medicine’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program has received full accreditation from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the organization that sets the standards of veterinary care in the United Kingdom, through 2024.
As a result of the accreditation, SGU’s DVM graduates, who have completed the Global Veterinary Health Track, will be eligible to register as members of the RCVS and practice in the UK without further examination.
NAVLE Pass Rate
The American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) is the accrediting body for schools of veterinary medicine.
St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine (SGUSVM) received Full Accreditation from the AVMA on September 25, 2018. The next site visit of SGUSVM by the AVMA COE is expected in spring of 2025.
The November-December 2021 and April 2022 pass rate reported to the AVMA COE for graduating senior students at the time of their graduation from our school on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) was 84.2% (171/203). The SGUSVM average pass rate for the past 5 years is 88.8%.
The AVMA COE expects that 80% or more of each school’s graduating senior students sitting for the NAVLE will have passed at the time of graduation.
NAVLE Pass Rate*
NAVLE PASS RATE
*Pass rate for 2022 was calculated by SGUSVM to account for SGUSVM having two graduating classes per year, in January and June. Pass rates for prior years are those reported by the ICVA on the ICVA Annual Report and do not take into account SGUSVM’s two graduating classes per year.
Government of Grenada Accreditation Board
The Government of Grenada continued the accreditation of St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. The School of Veterinary Medicine is fully authorized by the government of Grenada to confer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree upon those candidates who successfully complete its academic requirements.
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