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Is St. George’s University accredited?
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program has received full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) and is accredited by the Government of Grenada. AVMA accreditation includes accreditation by the Canadian Veterinary Association.
Are you approved in all 50 states?
Yes, we are AVMA accredited.
Are you approved in Canada?
Yes, we are AVMA/CVA accredited. AVMA accreditation includes accreditation by the Canadian Veterinary Association.
Are there any additional exams required to practice in the US/Canada?
No, being AVMA/CVA accredited our graduates are only required to sit the NAVLE, and the specific state/provincial licensing exam, in the state/province they want to practice in. The examination process is the same as all the graduates from US/Canadian veterinary schools.
Is a bachelor’s degree required?
It is preferred that North American applicants to the four year program have a bachelors degree or the equivalent, but Committee on Admission will consider applicants with an exceptional background who have 60 or more credit hours – including the necessary science prerequisites.
What are the average overall and science GPA and GRE score of entering DVM students?
The average cumulative GPA is a 3.2 and the average Science GPA is a 3.1. The average GRE score is a 305 on the new exam. These are our averages, we do not have minimums. The Committee on Admission also takes into consideration students who maintained jobs and/or extra curricular activities which may have impacted their grades.
Is the GRE required?
Students educated in North America are required to submit either GRE or MCAT scores.
How do you calculate your science GPA? Are math courses included?
Yes, math courses are included. Science GPA is calculated using biology, chemistry, physics and math courses.
How do we calculate repeated courses? If I retake a class, is the GPA averaged or is there "Grade Forgiveness"?
If the class is repeated at the same institution, or at a sister institution with the same course number, the grade of the prior attempt is forgiven. If you resit the class at another institution we do not allow for grade forgiveness
How many hours of animal experience are required?
Although we do not set a minimum, preferred applicants demonstrate 500 hours or more of animal experience as SGU veterinary medicine students are exposed to a considerable amount of hands on experience throughout their education.
Where are the interviews conducted? Do I have to travel to Grenada for the interview?
Interviews are conducted throughout the United States, Canada, and in many countries throughout the world. We utilize mainlyour graduates who are trained to conduct interviews. Students may travel to Grenada for their interview, and we encourage students to see the campus and our facilities as this is one of the biggest decisions of your life. Students take advantage of our See SGU program to visit Grenada and schedule their interviews while there.
Does St. George’s University accept letters that are sent through Interfolio, Docufied or Virtual Eval?
Yes, we subscribe to these services. To take advantage of these services, please speak with your undergraduate institutions.
Are there specific forms that are needed for the letters of recommendations?
No, the letters should speak to one’s academic ability, sense of community and team work spirit. A minimum of two individual or one committee letter is required and we prefer that the letters come from science professors. For those applying to the School of Veterinary Medicine, one of the letters of recommendations must be from a veterinarian with whom you have worked.
How long does the admission process take?
Your Admission Counselor will contact you to confirm receipt of an application and fee and will let you if you are missing any documents to complete your application. A determination of a possible interview will take place within two weeks of when your application and supporting documents are all verified. After the interview, the candidate should hear within two weeks about a final decision. Even if a final determination has not been made, your Admission Counselor will stay in touch.
Where do I send all my admission documents? What address do I use?
Applicants to the School of Veterinary Medicine or any graduate programs, including preveterinary or the foundation program, please send all documents to:
St. George’s University
c/o University Support Services, LLC
The North American Correspondent
Office of Admission
3500 Sunrise Highway
Great River, NY 11739
What is the application fee?
The application fee for the School of Veterinary Medicine is US $50 made payable to University Support Services, LLC.
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